#790 Don’t follow your passion

Posted by frank December - 4 - 2017 - Monday

One of the recurring themes I hear espoused is “Follow your passion.” I think that’s crappy advice. The reality for me is this; I don’t follow my passion, I bring it. Passion comes from within. Maybe I’m a store clerk but my passion for people elevates me to a place where I am sought out by customers and relied upon by my coworkers.
One of, if not. THE greatest man of my lifetime was Martin Luther King Jr. He echoed this sentiment when he said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
Whatever it is you are doing now, bring your passion to it. Own it. Put your indelible mark upon it. Bring your own creativity to it. Be known for it. Don’t punch a clock and drift through your days dreaming about following your passion someday. Bring it today.
2017 Motto: Daily disciplines create desired outcomes.

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