When I started college, my plan was to become a doctor, so I chose to enroll in a pre-med curriculum. My first chemistry class convinced me that my future was not medicine; I faced another 13 hours of the subject and I knew that simply wasn’t going to happen.
Medicine had been my father’s dream, transferred generationally. He had wanted to go to college and become a doctor, but the Great Depression intervened and ended that dream. After high school, the would-be doctor instead went to work in the only place offering jobs – the oil fields of East Texas. He hoped his son would pick up the dream where he had had to leave it. Medicine—being a doctor—remained his passion, long after he had left it behind.
Once you know or understand what your passion is, what Todd Henry in Dying Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day your “productive passion,” much becomes clear.
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