When it comes to pursuing your vision of excellence, there is no distinction between work and play. Both are opportunities to excel.
When you wake in the morning, do you hear your passion calling you or the shrill alarm clock beside your bed? Your work and the person you’ll become.
If you are a writer you need to write. If you are miserable, you are probably not writing and the only solution is to return to your writing and just write something.
This Sam Feldt mix is one of my current favourites and primarily because of the first minute or so which includes a sound-bite from Steve Jobs about passion and persistence. The mix itself is great but starting with his words adds that much more inspiration to my work day. https://soundcloud.com/samfeldt/sam-feldt-kriebels-mixtape?in=pljcbsn/sets/music-to-smooth-my-work-days Image credit: Steve Jobs and…… Continue reading Steve Jobs just makes this mix for me
Om Malik published a short reminder of one of the many great quotes from the late Steve Jobs: The only way to do great work is to love what you do It reminds of the idea that doing the work you love is the path to meaning and fulfillment. Thanks Om!
I like this interpretation of “passion” from an article titled “The Real Meaning of Passion and Purpose”: To be passionate about something is to believe in the meaning you anticipate it to deliver — whatever “it” is — and to possess an intense desire to continue into the fray.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman
People get really worked up about crap which doesn’t deserve nearly as much attention as it receives. That crap usually comprises people making stupid comments about things and everyone else taking deep personal offence. What follows is a Twitter mob that lacks perspective. This story on the SouthAfrica Instagram profile is an awesome item which…… Continue reading Make the hard choice, get worked up about inspiring stories