Monday, November 11, 2013

Passion, Curiosity, and Risk

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.

To continue reading, please see my post today at The High Calling

1 comment:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Posted a comment at High Calling Glynn.