We often get our “passion” and our “purpose” confused.
I used to think about this a lot, especially as I got older and started to advance in my career. I wanted my decisions to be more linked to passion and purpose, but I wasn’t clear on either.
Were they the same thing? How do you define them? What’s the difference?…
It took me a lot of learning and exploring and failing and finding to discover the simple answer to that confusing question:
Your passion is about YOU. It’s about what you love.
Your purpose has NOTHING to do with you. It’s about what you do for OTHERS.
And when you’re able to sync them seamlessly together – pouring your time and energy and effort into what you love in order to create something meaningful for others – that’s when you become your greatest self. That’s when you give your greatest gift.
But not just the ‘nice to look at’ kind of beauty… A deeper kind.
The kind that touches you in an instant but speaks to you for a lifetime. The kind that finds dreams in the darkness and feeds truth in the light. The kind that stems from realness and rawness and an indescribable desire to give MORE.
More to yourself, more to others, more to the world.
The kind of beauty that transforms strangers into soulmates, and turns a community into a Calling.
Beauty that comes in different shapes and shades and sizes, but feels the same through shared eyes.
Beauty that’s a vision to create, and a passion to call home…
Beauty that lasts. Beauty you take with you.
Beauty that you love so much, you long to give it away.
Grateful as always for the highs, lows and all the spaces and places in between.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s that you just gotta keep going.
Keep moving, keep working, keep believing.
Don’t stop, don’t listen.
Follow your vision off a cliff and hit the ground running.
The journey is the gift and the process is the prize. Your passion is the fuel.
And when you learn to willingly and willfully give more than you get, then you are truly grateful; then you are truly happy.
So keep going. It’s a lifestyle, not a destination.
Big things aren’t built overnight. Nothing of value ever comes quick and easy. And the stuff that matters most often takes the most time to develop.
You have to be restlessly patient.
Relentless in the moment; moving with speed, purpose, and urgency. But calm, composed and calculated toward your Vision.
That healthy tension and uncomfortable balance between constant motion in the moment and stillness as the vision unfolds is a learned skill that few people possess.
But you need it – and you need to nurture it – if you want to build the biggest of your big dreams.
We all have fears. And insecurities. “Don’t be scared” is like saying “don’t breathe.”
Those feelings are part of what makes us human. And all of us have our own scale; our own tiers, and thresholds, and tolerance levels.
These are very personal emotions… It’s not about denying those feelings.
And it’s sure as hell not about ignoring them.
It’s just about how we handle them. How we recognize them. How we speak to them, and how we send them on their way.
And most of all, it’s about not letting them control us.
Get to know your fears, and work to understand your insecurities.
It’s the only way to become your best you.