Have You Found Your Passion

In our lives, we do a lot of things. Some things we do because we have to whether we like them or not. Some things we do because we are expected to do them. These things are just part of our culture, and although we do them, sometimes we don’t even know or understand what they are really about. We do things to make others happy, we do things to be social, and we do things to keep the trash from piling up either in the house or the driveway.

What do you do because it’s your passion? In other words, what you do just for the joy of doing it? Some people like to go out sailing, I have a friend who enjoys sailing a 44-foot sailboat in the ocean. I know other people who love to sail much smaller radio-controlled sailboats in a small pond. They each find joy and happiness in what they are doing.

Some people like to fly radio-controlled model aircraft, and some people want to perform aerial stunts as a member of the Thunderbirds or the Blue Angels. Passion is different for different people. Some get a thrill out of climbing mountains, and some enjoy exploring caverns.

No one else can tell you what your passion is or is going to be. This is something within you. I can tell you that it is there, whether you know what it is or it is waiting to be discovered. I just cannot tell you what it is or how that connection takes place. I look at the discovery of an individual’s passion as a serendipity moment. No one can rush it.

If you have not found your passion in life yet, do not worry, it will show itself in time. In the meantime, enjoy life. Get out and explore, trying and learning about many things. Do those things you like and avoid those things you may not like. Learn new things and take care of yourself both physically and mentally. You always want to take care of yourself because you’re the only you that you have.

Don’t worry about the rest, because everything comes in time and the good things can’t be rushed.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

 

Your Tools

There is new and fantastic software, both free and paid, out on the market today. It is much better than what we had a year ago. And probably, it’s nowhere near as good as the new software that’ll be out six months from now. Thus the rush, to have the latest and the best. We do this because we believe having the newest and the best will put us at the forefront and make what we offer and sell both the most original and the best.

Unfortunately, the idea of buying the best makes us the best is a fallacy. In our minds, we know this. And yet, the shininess of the new tool that does everything for you and the slick sales pitch always plays with the mind.

Imagine two competitors for a carpentry job. The first competitor is just out of school and has the newest all-in-one power tool that will do absolutely anything. And yet, the young man has not really built very much by hand.

The second competitor. Is an older gentleman with a dusty toolbox containing a handsaw, a hand drill, a T-square, and a worn hammer. All these tools were given to him by his father. The older man has built cabinets, tables, chairs and other projects every week since he was 13.

You need new cabinets built for your kitchen. Knowing what you know about these two carpenters, who do you give the job to?

You do not need to have the newest of everything. What you need is the working knowledge of and expertise in your craft and trade.

Please comment on this and let me know what you think. And have a good day. We will talk to you again tomorrow.