Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The life you love starts with your passions.

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. - Denis Diderot

Follow your bliss. - Joseph Campbell

When you turn on the TV, or the radio, or go to a locally owned shop, or listen at open mic night, or walk into someone's workshop, you are observing someone following what they are passionate about. Anyone who has ever done anything great in their lives, anyone who has achieved the status of "successful", is someone who has acknowledged the one thing they are truly passionate for, and followed it where it led them.

It can be assumed that the creative spirit lies in all of us, whether it be inventing the technology that keeps us connected, or educating children, it presents itself in a variety of ways in all walks of life. But that creativity is limited by your own self-belief. Meaning: do you think that by following that spirit you can do great things, is it worthwhile, or is it just a waste of time because it will come to nothing?

My mother, in all her infinite wisdom, has said that you have your dreams for a reason, that those aspirations are there for you to follow, instinctively. And when the passion that you have for those dreams builds in you with every step you take, it only works in your favor, creating more opportunities and pushing you in the direction that you want to go.

Look at successful people all around you, even people you don't know. Are they going to a job they dread everyday, or are they doing what they love?

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