Many life coaches and motivational speakers talk about the sweet spot between individual passion and a strongly felt need by others. Here are two of my favorite quotes that express this very well:
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
What am I teaching and whom am I serving by practicing my passion? - Tara Gentile
WE have a beautiful state park near us – Beaver Creek State Park. Every once in awhile I go there at sunset just to get yet another photo of the setting sun through the pines.