Barbara Sher, author and life coach, says, “Nobody does anything hard willingly.” And yet, we long for the significance of hard, meaningful work. For most of us, our eyes light up at something, but we think it is not lucrative, practical, or important. My husband used to be like that.
He and I are geeks. We bonded in college playing tabletop games famous for their complexity. I simply tolerated the complexity, but Matheson thrived in it. He has the rulebooks memorized and succeeds by his vast knowledge. It’s clear he’s got a great mind and passion, but a year ago no one knew how that could be a job.
Follow the passion. Complex rules, min/max games — after an hour or so, we figured it out: tax planning. He took a class in the Fall, was hired in the Spring, and loves it all.
David Marotta said that we are like stuck engines that need a whack to get them started. Find what makes your eyes light up, your area of genius, then, just do it. Get as determined as this kitten and become your passion today. You owe it to the world.
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To read more about this topic check out Life Planning Part 1: Plenty of Money
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