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Don’t get passionate about your vocation. Get passionate about your life, then reverse engineer the path of least resistance to living the life you want to live.
We find most people get this backwards. They hear things like ‘find something that you love to do’ and they think to themselves: “Hmmm…I like video games…maybe I should design them for a living then it will never feel like I am actually doing work…”
The problem with this approach is that when we rely on doing something for our survival, the majority of the time we will end up despising the thing that we once loved. This is because we are now being forced to perform the task instead of doing it because we love it. We see this over an over again by the artist who no longer feels “inspired” or even the mechanic who is to burnt out at the end of the day to work on his own vehicle.
In his best selling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Stephen Covey stresses the importance of beginning with the end in mind. It’s funny how we apply this principle to so many areas of our lives except for, in most instances, our life itself. We start driving knowing what our destination is, yet we start our careers thinking that we will just figure it out as we go and somehow, magically, we will end up where we want to be.
We challenge you to be intentional with your life. Don’t just act on every whim and emotion that comes along, instead identify where you want to go and then have the guts to stay the course even when passing through troubled waters. Identify your destination, develop a plan to get there, and work the plan.
Live your passion!
Brandon & Amanda