There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

Passion and finding your life’s purpose seem to be intertwined!

There is no passion to be found playing small

There is no passion to be found playing small

Discovering what kicks you out of bed at 5.00 am to start building your passion is exhilarating!

Having the time to be creative and not be locked into a mundane existence is priceless.

There is no passion to be found playing small. How true this is!

Once you strive to achieve and excel in your passionate area of work then drudgery no longer exists.


Have you been programmed to play it small?

I always looked around at my loud friends and called them show offs. They all wanted to be heard.
It was a constant competition to see who could talk the most and the loudest.
If you are like me then you would have sat back and watched them feeling that they were just trying to get everybody’s attention.

Were they really trying to find their passion instead?

As a school teacher within the public education system the students who were challenging and non conforming were labelled as unteachable.Yet they were the ones who were respected by their peers. They were the ring leaders.
I would like to do a follow up study of these students to see how their life panned out. My hunch would be that they became strong leaders and entrepreneurs. They were the ones who lived by the statement there is no passion to be found playing small.

Mind you I am not advocating being a rebel!


Our programming can enslave us

The values, the traditions, the experiences and our own response to these situations can enslave us. What do I mean by this? Well it seems that we can accept our lot in life without ever questioning it. Some people go through life as if they are in a comma. They accept and just let life happen as a fate of complea
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah nails it here! It is passion that makes life worth living. This is true in love, work and just existing from day to day. If you are passionate about your life then that positive energy will excite you and create a magical life for you to build. Suddenly you are not just a player in the game of life. You are the captain of your heart and your ship.

Find your happiness and realise that there is no passion to be found playing it small.

When its all said and done then it seems to me that our purpose in life is to discover our passion and pursue it in a way that makes a difference. A difference to you, the people you come into contact with and the viral affect on the rest of the world. Take Oprah’s example and use your passion to genuinely serve others and change lives.

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