Posts tagged ‘passion’

April 1, 2017

Let your passion lead you

Inspiration to follow your passion from filmmaker and adventurer Frank Wolf, who made a six-week, 1,800-kilometre canoe journey from Saskatchewan to Nunavut and wrote about it in the Spring 2017 issue of Explore magazine:

I quit my job to do this trip — another necessary loss [along with loss of comfort, loss of routine and loss of connection with those left behind]. I had a choice between stability and passion. Passion won out and now a summer of possibility awaits, future be damned.

And three days into the trip, when Wolf snapped a tendon in his thumb and could no longer flex the digit:

When you put months of time and energy into a venture like this, the loss of partial hand function is a relatively small price to pay. A tendon can be repaired later, but these remote quests are once-in-a-lifetime.

Pursue your passion, people. Move through the obstacles as they appear and keep striding forward to where your heart wants to lead you.

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March 29, 2014

“I want something more!”

These lyrics from the song “More” by J. Englishman provide some pretty useful criteria against which to measure the activities, relationships and causes we choose to pursue in our lives:

Give me passion, give me feeling
Give me something to believe in.
Give me passion, give me feeling
Give me reasons to be breathing.

If what you’re doing with your life doesn’t light you up inside, then why are you doing it in the first place?