When we talk about passion, we see it as something outside of what we are already doing and it comes from a place of lack.
The place we should start with is what we already do, what we like to do, and how we can use those things we like to do.
Then, we can channel them into what we already do or find other places that those things would be helpful.
So when it comes to doing this new job…
The thing that most excites me is the combination of these things while helping people understand the fine print.
If you know me, you know I read EVERYTHING.
I get particular joy reading through health plans.
If someone is struggling with anything that requires combing through the fine print, I’ll go through and help them figure out if they are justified and what they can do.
So the pain I’m willing to sustain is to help people resolve issues with medical insurance jargon.
Do I think I will be building houses of God doing this? That remains to be seen.
I’m so pumped about this, though.
That may sound strange to some people, but I’m no longer basing my life on the opinions of others.
That’s how I lost myself in the first place, and now have to struggle with questions like this in my 30’s.
Of course I’m learning that doesn’t even matter because no matter what our age we are transitioning in one way or another.
What is it that you are willing to struggle for?
Until next time.
(Note: If this spoke to you or you know someone else who needs to hear that they should just let themselves enjoy the things they actually want to struggle through, give it a share. I am also not getting anything out of sharing Mark’s stuff. I just think he is asking the real questions and putting the unfiltered truth into the universe. Seriously, read his stuff. The same goes for Angela Duckworth.)