What is your Passion?

What is your passion?  What is it that you love to do and could spend all your time doing without getting paid if that was possible?  That’s a tougher question to answer than you may think.  I’m reading through a book now called Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk and in the first few pages I come across this quote:

Live your passion.  What does that mean, anyway?  It means that when you get up for work every morning, every single morning, you are pumped because you get to talk about or work with or do the thing that interests you the most in the world.  You don’t live for vacations because you don’t need a break from what you’re doing — working, playing and relaxing are one and the same.  You don’t even pay attention to how many hours you’re working because to you, it’s not really work.  You’re making money, but you’d do whatever it is you’re doing for free.

Wow…there’s not much more I can add to that.  What a powerful statement.  He goes on a few sentences later to say something else that struck home with me.

You spend so much time at work, why waste it doing anything other than what you love most?  Life is too short for that.

So that is up through page 3.  Can’t wait to finish the rest of the book to see what other nuggets I can find.

Homework for the night….sit back and honestly think…what is your passion?  Be honest with yourself, what get’s you excited when you talk about it with others?  What can’t you wait to share with others?  If you can’t say that about what you’re doing, you have to question whether that is your passion.

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