I was recently reminded by my peers in the 30s and young friends in the 20s about passion, about pursuing our dreams.
I just can’t stop going to Steve Job’s Standford Commencement Speech, http://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc
Connecting Dots, Love and Loss, Death – Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish
There are so many truths, so many paragraphs that resonates, but I suppose, the following two are the ones which I often refer to… which sums up passion so strongly..
“I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”