It’s What Leads to Spectacular

6 Jul

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In researching different materials and websites for my own happiness project, I came across this poster. Cool people everywhere have probably seen it a million times. There’s even a video. But apparently I’m not that cool, because I’m just catching up with this awesomeness.

It’s called the Holstee Manifesto. I don’t know who Holstee is personally, but he deserves some really good chocolate for this wisdom. Actually I do know that the manifesto was created by three dudes who had quit their jobs and were following their passion. Dave, Mike and Fabian.

The manifesto comes into play with my spiritual, mental, and physical wellness phase, as well as my aiming high career phase.

It reminded me of a simple lesson. Sometimes being The Guat is difficult and because of all the crap I go through, sometimes I over analyze things. That’s one of my crazy pitfalls. It must be the writer in me. No. Not true … let’s stop playing these games. It’s all the CSI and Law & Order that I watch. It’s contagious. So I need to check myself every now and then.

But aside from the over analyzing part, I was reminded of the passion factor. This will help keep my happiness project in check. It will help keep me in check.


Everything is about passion. Passion in your dreams. Passion in your parenting. Passion in your humor. Passion in your relationships. Passion in your chocolate eating. Passion in your failures. Yes failures. If you’re going down, go down in flames. And then own it. You might learn a good life-lesson, or just need Costco-size amounts of Neosporin for all the cuts and bruises you encounter on your fall, either way it’ll be worth it, because following your passion is worth it. Life may not always turn out the way your 15-year old brain thought it would, but following your passion will eventually lead to good things. Eventually. This is what I was reminded of when I saw the poster.

Passion is what makes things better. Passion is what leads to spectacular.

It’s a good thing I was reminded of that. Sometimes I tend to forget. Drama makes that happen. Pinche drama. It’s a speed bump that can develop into a massive detour, a six-car pile up on your journey if you let it.

It’s not always easy, but I imagine nothing spectacular ever is — not that I know from personal experience, but at least that’s I what hear.

Passion. I’m on it.



6 Responses to “It’s What Leads to Spectacular”

  1. adinparadise July 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM #

    Love the poster, TG. “Getting lost will help you find yourself,” really speaks to me. 😉 Have a great weekend.

  2. Melanie July 7, 2012 at 5:43 AM #

    I’m not that cool either I guess. I have never seen this but I love it. With a daugher going into 7th grade I have found that she is really embracing photos and thoughts like these and it’s a good way for me to share these big and important ideas about life with her. Thanks for sharing!

    • The Guat July 8, 2012 at 11:56 PM #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it and I could help you out. I love these styles of cards and wisdom they capture. This was definitely a good find 🙂

  3. Laura July 7, 2012 at 6:59 PM #

    I completely agree – passion for life makes life worth living. Currently, I’m having trouble balancing passion and work. Maybe having passion for work makes the work more enjoyable, but it also involves turning passion into work. And a lot of times, I am so focused in the work that what I used to enjoy isn’t fun anymore.

    Thanks for the great poster! Hope you have a relaxing Sunday!

    • The Guat July 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM #

      I guess that’s true … sometimes people focus so much on it that it doesn’t become fun anymore, that does happen to some people. But I have yet to experience it. As long as you keep challenging yourself, your passion will continue to be enjoyable. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the poster.


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