Terry’s passion was to follow a career in Law Enforcement, even though his father was against it. His dream career led him through challenges and life threatening situations but none were as great as the challenge of choosing to live a healthy and fulfilling life even in the face of imminent death.
Values are an integral part of the choices we make, in the way we live our lives and who we associate with and yet we rarely consciously list them. One advantage of clearly defining your values is that it helps you make critical choices or resolve complex issues where a decision is required. For example when choosing a new job, partner, role or life direction.
When I was approached by Dmitry Badiarov, musician and luthier (violin maker), I realised my focus on people in business has almost precluded the most passionate people on the planet!
Today’s Shortcast Topic, I’m So Excited is about those magically joyful moments that remind us how to celebrate the exuberance of passion. It is prompted by a chance encounter in the supermarket this morning.
“My jaw dropped when Ziad said he managed the kitchen but hated cooking. But none of this stopped him.”
I asked this young assistant “how is your day going” and she replied with “Oh yeah, living the dream” in a sarcastic sort of way.
“The world doesn’t need a handful of people living perfectly sustainably, it needs billions living imperfectly sustainably. Doing what we can to make a difference.”
“Gratitude is the key to finding that inner happiness that enables us to achieve those elusive goals with greater ease.”
How often do you say no? We all like to be helpful, so saying no can often be difficult, especially when a friend asks a favour.
“Did you know that 1lb of worms can transform one tonne of organic waste in one year?”
“I don’t think you can go from just A to B instantly, you have to go through a process of self-discovery to find where you land and where you fit.”
Valentine’s Day is an interesting one because it seems to connect deeply into our sense or need for love or to give love.