What are You Passionate About?


Do you know what you are passionate about?  Some people seem to just know, while for others it’s more of a struggle to figure it out. I’ve seen some things that help to get a clue, but this week I learned a new way to think about this.




What is Your Tennis Ball?

“The most successful people are obsessed with solving an important problem that matters to them. They remind me of a dog chasing a tennis ball.” Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox, said this in an MIT commencement speech, and it’s a very good way to identify what you are passionate about. Here’s your clue:

What is it that you are always chasing?

I also watched the video Living an Extraordinary Life by Stever Robbins, also known as the Get-It-Done Guy. He is the author of the book Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, and the Get-It-Done-Guy podcast.
Here is Living an Extraordinary Life by Stever Robbins

I was inspired to create this logo:

LogoBecause, as I think about what I want to do, it starts with this:

I want to help people find their “it”…the thing that lights them up and makes them shine. This is the ultimate renewable energy resource, and when people connect with what they are passionate about they shine.

What if your passions and talents don’t intersect?

If this is truly what is “it” for me, do I have the talents and strengths that will be required to accomplish it? Can a low-energy introvert overcome fears of public speaking and actually get something done? Stay tuned as the story unfolds! What is “it’ for you?

Author Cal Newport, author of “So Good They Can’t Ignore You,” contends  you should *not* follow your passion at Barking Up The Wrong Tree. Here’s his tips to Stop Being Lazy and Get Stuff Done. What do you think? Pop on over to the Daily PlanIt on Facebook and let me know.

I seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at www.phonicspow.com. In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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