How many of you are doing something you are passionate about? The difference between mediocrity and ‘insanely great’ is only your level of passion.
How many of you have that hollow feeling in your chest when you think about your work? The work is empty, the feeling is empty, but you do it for the paycheck.
And how many of you get up everyday with an insatiable desire to create the object of your passion? A passion that borders on obsession? What is it you need to do that would create the endless energy that will drive you to greatness? Are you doing that thing? Are you even spending an hour a day on it?
Much of the corporate world today has become about process and governance and maximizing your FTEs and reducing headcount and driving out cost. It is increasingly unstable, political, and soul sucking.
If you’re there doing that grind day after day, why? Or at least why not start to build something better for yourself?
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford University, June 12, 2005
So meditate or pray on it. Look deep inside yourself. What does your heart say? Your intuition? What is it telling you? Don’t look to the external world. Your passion is already inside you. Listen for it and act.