It’s funny how one quote, one little question can lead to such big change.
For Christmas, my husband gave me a book by a gentleman named, Simon Sinek. The book is titled, Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration. If you have not heard of this book, let me start by saying, PEOPLE. For real, this is a book you need to read and if you want, you can borrow my copy.
There are so many positives about this book that I would have to dedicate an entire blog post just to talk about it, but since I’m not going to give away the ending, I’ll say this: It is an easy page-turner, a fulfilling and worthwhile book, and one that will stick with you long after you’ve taken the time to read it. I promise.
As soon as I read page eight, yes, that soon into it, I knew it was going to change my life. Dramatic much? Why yes, sometimes.
Here’s what page eight had to say: “If you say your job is something you “don’t plan on doing forever,” then why are you doing it now?”
WHY ARE YOU DOING IT NOW?
Why, indeed, Mr. Sinek.
That quote was all it took for me to realize that I am wasting my potential, wasting my talent, and literally throwing away the passion I once had for photography. A passion that has been with me since I was around the age of nine years old. And for what? Because life’s obligations told me I had to stick with the conventional until I could make a million? What rubbish.
For far too long I have allowed my fears to outweigh my abilities. That stops now.
Well, okay, reality says that I still need to keep my day job, but during my free time, I’m going to dedicate myself to my craft, my passion that is still alive and well within me. I owe myself that much.