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Let your passion be your guide

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Writing is now a passion for me. Writing has always been hard for me, I got D's and worse on my writing in grade school and avoided it in college as much as I could. Writing has become a passion for me because I want to influence others. But when I try to speak to any of my four daughters and their children, I get tongue tied. It is my nature to keep quiet because of problems expressing myself. With writing, I can take my time collecting my thoughts, and revise my writing after I read it.

I wrote a blog where I said that I skipped doing my P90x exercise yesterday since I found other things that interested me more. I said in my blog, to be successful at a goal, one had to want to achieve it, envision accomplishing it, and enjoy trying to achieve it. Madeit3 commented that I hit the nail on the head. She said I should consider other exercises that may be more enjoyable to me. But I said in my blog that I have not given up P90x and enjoy the challenge. The same is with my writing.

The same reasoning applies to having success at your job, or (if your retired like me) to whatever you do. Try to do things that you are passionate about if you can. Do things that you are strong at, and embrace your weaknesses to make them an asset and not a burden. If you face your problems you can overcome them. That way you will be more effective at what you do and you will be successful.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATTYKLAVER 12/6/2013 7:21AM

    Great point. I don't think I'm passionate about anything right now and need to change that.

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PANFRIEDTROUT 12/4/2013 9:44PM

    you wrote, "If you face your problems you can overcome them"

I struggle with this so much but you're right.


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LJCANNON 12/4/2013 3:42PM

    emoticon There is A LOT of Wisdom in "Doing What You Are Passionate About" I couldn't agree more that this is A Good Policy!!

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FEMISLIM 12/4/2013 7:57AM

    You are so right about the passion trail.

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FITN2014-TSP 12/4/2013 12:01AM

    Well said. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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    You are a fine writer. I attended a lecture on establishing yourself as a writer, and the path that was most recommended was to write blogs. Here you have a growing series of blogs, and a desire to influence others. Would you consider that a book based on these blogs would be useful to others and a touching gift to your daughters?

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/3/2013 8:01PM

    I really enjoyed this! emoticon

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