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10 Quotes To Encourage You To Pursue Your Passion

- David Stidston

By David StidstonPublished 3 years ago 5 min read
"Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career." - Meg Whitman

It's pretty normal for us to start working as early as our mid teens, just to get some exposure to job experience, and to start earning some money for ourselves. At that age, we have to find a happy medium in juggling our study, our work, and time with our friends. The sad part is, starting work at the age of say 15, it leaves us with 50 years of work in front of us. That's a mighty long time. Even for those who start work after their studies have finished, that's still at least 45 years of work ahead them also. Considering that work will then consume around a third of the time we are alive throughout those 45 to 50 years, and another third would be allocated to sleeping, we are only left with one third of that time to do some of the things in life we enjoy, such as spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching television, and engaging in our hobbies. Let's be honest, much of that latter third is spent doing necessities also, such as cooking food, showering, eating, and cleaning the house. Where are we supposed to find the happiness and satisfaction we so desperately desire in life? How can we expect a handful of hours each day to deliver us this happiness and satisfaction? We only need to look around and see how many people are dissatisfied and unhappy about their lifestyle, because they have no flexibility or freedom to live a life they desire. People are tired, stressed, and demotivated, all because they are overworked, and worst of all, it's all caused by a job they don't even enjoy. The desperation for survival, comfort, and security, has most people settling for any old job, just so they have an income stream. Sure, we all need money to pay our bills, maintain a roof over our head, and provide food on the table, but why do so many of us settle for earning an income doing something we hate, rather than doing something we enjoy? If we are going to spend 45 to 50 years of our life working to earn a living, surely it makes sense to do something that makes us happy, and something we are truly passionate about? The problem is, we become too comfortable in our job, we become totally reliant on that paycheck, and we are fearful of making changes and taking risks to pursue something that we would enjoy, that we end up just settling for the job we have. We fail to invest time into seeking and devising options to turn our passion into our profession, we fail to believe in ourselves that we can create success from it, and we are concerned how others would perceive us if we did something different. For the sake of our happiness, satisfaction, and potential for success in the future, it's an absolute must that we find work we are truly passionate about. In discovering that passion, we become more motivated, we become inspired, we work more efficiently, and we naturally work at a higher standard. That third of life that make us miserable and unhappy, working a job we don't even enjoy, can be completely transformed. We start finding satisfaction, happiness, and fulfillment in the work we do, and even better, we get paid for doing work we enjoy. It's about getting off our butt, getting clear on what we are passionate about in life, and then manufacturing that into a business, or applying for that job we have always dreamed of. Being passionate about our work is what drives us to become successful, it helps us find our purpose, and it contributes to us finding happiness and satisfaction in life. Here are 10 quotes to help encourage you to gain clarity on what you are passionate about in life, and inspire you to turn that passion into a career.

1.- "Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career."

- Meg Whitman

2.- “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

- Steve Jobs

3.- “The people who make it to the top – whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos – are addicted to their calling … [they] are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.”

- Quincy Jones

4.-“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.”

- Oprah Winfrey

5.- “There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”

- Warren Buffet

6.- "To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work."

- Sister Mary Lauretta

7.- “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

- Ella Fitzgerald

8.- “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

- Julia Child

9.- “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”

- Maya Angelou

10.- "If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are, if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time."

- Joseph Campbell

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About the Creator

David Stidston

My name is David Stidston, and I live in the beautiful city of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. My aim is to inspire and motivate as many people as possible, to pursue their goals, and create a future blessed with happiness and fulfillment.

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