Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Passion is a must for a job that you want to work at for the rest of your life. I need to find my passion and go for it.

I was at my chiropractor's office today (who I am seeing to cure me of all my allergies) and I heard someone wish him a Happy Birthday. I told him the same and said it was a bummer he had to be at work. He told me that he loved his job and there was no other place he would rather be. He moved to Texas from California a few years ago and was retired for 5 days when he decided to open Oak Haven Massage. He then told me that he is never going to retire.

I have met a few other people who are extremely happy in their chosen profession. My dentist Dr. Lunt. Every time I see him he is smiling, telling jokes, and enjoying his work.

Think about Bill Gates and other people like him who are experts in their fields. They haven't retired even though they don't need to work for the money. They do it because they love it.

I heard once about a BYU economics professor who worked for free after he had made his fortune because he loved teaching. I wanted to take his class to
1-Hear how he made his fortune
2-To learn from someone who was so passionate about what he taught

My a-ha for the day is that I NEED to find my passion and go for it.


Elise said...

YAY- you updated!!! Love the post!!! Can't wait to talk more to you today :) XOXO

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Linford Family said...

post. It made Megan and I both think. We were thinking that having a passion for something is really just a choice more than finding a passion. Like they say about getting married, "choose your love, love your choice" Also, you know, I always talk to professors who have a "passion" for what they do, but honestly, I don't know if I will ever be passionate about my work but I can say I really like teaching for the most part...from what I can tell, no job is perfect even if it looks like the perfect from the outside...there are hard things about any job. It seems to be more about attitude than the job itself (although the job of course can help). That's why 2 people can have the same job and one person could love it and the other hate it. So, just be confident in your choice of profession and choose to enjoy it and be passionate about it. Shelly, I think you have made a great choice to be a teacher! Besides, your job doesn't define you or bring the core meaning to life like it might for some...Anyway, I am SURE you already know all of this, but I read the post and wanted to say something...have a great week and I hope that things are going well for you! We love you! And, you are welcome to come here to visit whenever you want!