Tag Archives: following your passion

It’s What Leads to Spectacular

6 Jul

Image via shop.holstee.com

 

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.

Passion.

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.

 

 

When You Have Passion, Good Things Happen …

14 Apr

He makes you want to pursue your passion. 

I saw him on the Nightly News with Brian Williams.

I thought … man this nine-year old boy is awesome. When I was nine I was watching Karate Kid, practicing my Mr. Miyagi moves, playing Light Bright, Battleship, tag and basketball.  Nothing inspirational by any means, but my dad was still proud of me.

So when I saw Caine’s story I thought … wow … this kid is awesome. He has passion and he took it to the next level. He’s probably going to be the next Bill Gates in his field. His dad is most definitely proud of him. Caine is proud of himself.

He spent time during his summer vacation at his dad’s auto parts store. He noticed all these cardboard boxes and had vision. 

This is his story …

 

Caine’s Arcade