Embrace Your Passion, and Buckle Up!
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Lady Bird Johnson said, “. . .become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.” I read that a few days ago and it whacked me upside the head, so I wrote it on a sticky note and stuck it on my laptop.
I considered the times when my passion for something obliterated fear: When I fell in love with my husband. . .walked down the aisle. . .gave birth for the first, second and third time. What these events share is their impact on my existence. These were life changing events and yet I’ve felt more trepidation gearing up for a job interview. Why?
Passion. While passion lifts us, it also numbs us to the fear of failure. This, buttercup, is the reason I spend hours at the keyboard writing, plotting stories, inventing characters. My passion is strong enough to subdue the fear of failure. Without the passion to drive me I would be too timid to ever write a word.
Whatever your passion, grab it by the tail and hang on tight. It may carry you to places you never dreamed, or drop you where you didn’t intend to go. Embrace it, and buckle up! Passion—true passion—will give you one hell of a ride.
What is your passion?
Til next time –