Saturday, December 26, 2009

Passion - do you have it?

On a slight detour from my normal food content, I've decided to embark (albeit a bit late!) on a challenge posted by a Gwen at Gwenbell, called The Best of 2009 Blog Challenge.  Unlike my Lebanese Wontons, I'm not entering this challenge to win anything, but instead to challenge myself with thinking about interesting questions and my experiences throughout this year.  Please feel free to join in by either participating through her website or by commenting below.

December 26 Insight or aha! moment. What was your epiphany of the year?

It might seem like a simple one to many, but for me, it was an epiphany.  I learned that in order to be both happy and successful in life, you need to pursue something you are passionate about.  The happiness part seems fairly obvious, but I truly believe in order to be the most successful at something, you need to have passion for it.  I always knew what I was passionate about, but figured I could never pursue it, due to lack of time, commitment to other things in life, such as my real job, my family, etc.  However, making time to pursue my passion has only made me a happier person.  Will I ever become financially successful with it?  Who knows, but I have already grown my relationships with friends and family through sharing a passionate side of me that many did not realize, or at least to the degree they do now.  I would encourage anyone to find an outlet for their passion and develop it.  You never know where it may lead.

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