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  • What are your thoughts and what is your approach in finding and building upon passions?

  • Passion is not an actionable word.

  • It is correct that those who do what they are passionate about do better, but it is

  • not helpful advice. And so the question is where does passion come from? Passion is a result.

  • Passion is an energy. Passion is the feeling you have when you are engaged in something that

  • you love. Passion is the feeling you have that you would probably do this for free and

  • you can't believe someone pays you to do it. And I think we mistake that passion is something we do

  • in our private lives but it shouldn't be done in our careers, for example. And I'm a firm believer in

  • you are who you are and anybody who says I'm different at home than I'm at work

  • then in one of those two places you are lying. The goal is to make everything you do at home

  • and at work something you have excitement to do. So how do you find the thing that you are excited to do?

  • Well, It is actually easier than you think. What are the things that you would love to do? What are

  • the things you would do for free? You know, how can you recreate that feeling and be paid for it?

  • So, what are the things that I do in the weekend? I'm very involved in the art world. I love to go to museums and galleries and

  • I love to go see dances and performances because I want to see how others are interpreting the world.

  • That inspires me. New ideas, new thoughts, new ways of looking at the world

  • are things that interest me, privately, and I seek it out and pay money for it.

  • So, does that mean I have to have a career in the arts? No. That means I have to have a career where

  • new ideas are explored, where people are experimenting and trying things out and I have to explore

  • new ideas and try things out and I'm just as excited to go to work every day as I am

  • to go do something on a Saturday night. The idea of finding your passion is ironically simple.

  • Because you should be doing stuff that you enjoy sometimes. What is the stuff that you

  • enjoy and what is the stuff that you love? Who are the people you love and what do they

  • all have in common?

What are your thoughts and what is your approach in finding and building upon passions?

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How to Identify Your Passion and Create Results From It - Simon Sinek

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    Christina Yang posted on 2014/11/13
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