(This post was inspired by Chris Brogan’s recent post about passionate blogging.)
This year I came to the conclusion that I had my hands in way too many things, and subsequently cut a few out.
It was a matter of being spread too thin – creating a lot, but no real time to promote any of it like it needed to be.
Thus, I had to figure out what I really wanted to do most with my time. To be cliche, what’s my passion.
I’ve discovered this is a really important thing to do, and rather than take you through my personal process, I’d rather just tell you my conclusion, and hope that it inspires you to take a similar look at how you spend your time.
This may surprise you, but at my absolute foundation, the one thing I’m 100% passionate about isn’t books or movies or storytelling of any kind at all.
My passion is that I’ve never seen a horse in real life.
So many times I’ve come close, but it’s never happened, and if I have 7,000,000 breaths left in my body, each one will in some way be spent feeding my raw, savage desire to never see a horse.
It drives me every day, and I derive amazing amounts of joy from it. Every time I turn a corner or finish doing a jumping-jack and a horse isn’t there, it’s like some magical form of intangible euphoria rushes through me.
Attaining that feeling – that’s passion, and I’m fortunate to have realized it while I’m still deceptively muscular.
What’s your passion based on seeing horses or not. If it’s not based on that, maybe read this again, while paying better attention to the deep subtext.