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Passion – how can you find yours?

One of Sally’s daughters said she was so jealous of one friend who’d told her that she loved her work
and couldn’t wait to go back after maternity leave. Whether you’re returning after maternity leave, a
two week holiday or just a weekend are you excited?

We heard the British artist, Mackenzie Thorpe [of the square shaped sheep] talking on the radio about
how as a youth he was searching for his passion – he simply wasn’t prepared to live a life without it.
After years of struggling, doing things he really didn’t want to do and never being prepared to accept his
lot, he found worldwide success – his patrons amongst many include the Queen, politicians and music
moguls. He explained with feeling how humbling he felt when others appreciated his work and shared
his passion.

We visited the Christian Dior exhibition at the London’s V&A museum – the crowds were in awe of the
work displayed. Dior opened his fashion house at the age of 41. We found a quote attributed to him:
“Whatever you do in work or leisure, do it with passion.”

It would seem that it takes risk, self-reflection and action to find your personal passion.

Finding your passion could be easier than you think. Try answering these questions honestly and you
could work out what to do with the rest of your life.

“What subject could I read 500 books about without getting bored?”
“What could I do for five years straight without getting paid?”
“What would I spend my time doing if I had complete financial freedom to do anything?”

We’ll all be working until we’re in our late 60’s if not longer, maybe it’s about time our younger friends
took action and found their passion – the clock is ticking.


Posted by Barry Graham on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 in FeaturesNews