Author Guest Post & Giveaway
I'm excited to introduce y'all to my friend Sam Davidson -- a writer, entrepreneur, and dreamer who believes that the world needs more passionate people. To help people find and live their passion, he has written 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need. He is the co-founder of Cool People Care and Proof Branding, and lives in Nashville with his wife and daughter. You can find Sam's blog HERE.
Being who you are is so hard. But, it's crucial that we step up to this important task. As Oscar Wilde noted, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
It can be very difficult to be ourselves, especially in a world that demands we be something completely other than ourselves. Media, billboards, celebrities, commercials - they all scream at us to be thinner, sexier, happier, flashier, richer. Try as we might, at the end of the day, when we think back as to how we spent the last 24 hours, we may never be able to say that we accomplished everything we set out to do.
But maybe - just maybe - we can say that we became everything we set out to be.
I believe the world needs more passionate people - people who are alive and dreaming and daring and trying new things. The world needs you to love deeply, smile widely, cry sorrowfully, and hope fully. The world needs to you love your job, treasure your spouse, enjoy every bite of that cupcake, and thank your lucky stars every chance you get to try something new. The world needs passionate teachers, managers, dancers, waiters, mail carriers, designers, and drivers.
But most of all, the world needs you to be you. And the best way to be you is to find your passion.
Here are three quick questions to ask yourself in order to find your passion:
1 - What do I think about the most?
Chances are you spend time daydreaming or lying awake at night or standing in line and your mind wanders. Where does it go? What do you think about when you think about nothing at all? This could offer a keen insight into a potential passion.
2 - What do I value?
What's important to you and what do other people think is important to you? Your values - your morals, your sense of right and wrong, your religious convictions - could be pointing you down a very passionate pathway.
3 - When do I feel fulfilled?
If you find yourself proud about a job well done or satisfied with an accomplishment, embrace it. In fact, dive a little deeper. Discover what it was about the experience that left you with such a great feeling. You've got to get more of that. Explore it.
50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need, I ask three more questions to help you think about your passion. If you're ready to dive in and be the best you possible, check out the book, or answer the following question in the comments below to win a signed copy!
Question: What are you passionate about?
(winner will be chosen at the end of next week)