are some thoughts that jump out at me at just the right time. Many times I am looking for thoughts that
would be good to share but this one was for me today.
is my question that comes at this thought from a different direction. If I lose my passion at doing what I am doing
do I then need to stop doing what I am doing? No you just keep at it.
quotes Andy Chan who heads up the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake
Forest and who is known by some as a “career-development guru.” And he says, “That one of the greatest stumbling
blocks he has to warn young adults about is the illusion that there is some
passion out there with their name on it, and if they could just discover their
passion, every day of their working life would be filled with heart-thumping
emotion and effortless, nonstop motivation.”
John goes on to say, “People read stories about successful leaders or
artists or entrepreneurs and assume that once they chose their field, they woke
up every morning supported by vast reservoirs of energy for their work. The pressure around this is analogous to the notion that there is one perfect soul mate out there in the world for you to marry, and if you don;t find him or her, you're doomed to relational discontent. No one's life is like that.”
John then says, “To believe in the
significance of our contributions is an indispensable need of the soul. But to
believe that choosing the right door will usher in a nonstop Niagara Falls of
motivation is an illusion that will leave us mad at God and frustrated with
ourselves. Don’t wait for passion to lead you somewhere you’re not. Start by
bringing passion to the place where you are.”
that is such a good thought.
So how does this thought make a difference in your day?