Great ideas and passion

So, as a senior in college, I’m often told to do what I love. Follow my passion. If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. However, I’ve been fortunate enough to have started college once and had a “real” job/career and experience before my second shot at college. And I realized several times over that passion isn’t everything. At some point natural ability has to take over. I am passionate about Latin dances (bachata and salsa), but I do not have the natural ability. I can get good with practice, I can get really good. But I’ll never get great. This is the same issue I have with swimming, theatre, running, and several other endeavors that I love and am passionate about. I also understand that money isn’t everything. This why I got out of being in the Navy with an incredible sign-on bonus and guaranteed job. But I think there’s a balance. And honestly, I completely agree with Mike Rowe’s TED talk about a war on work. I urge everyone to watch it. If you don’t have time, just go to halfway through and watch to the end. I hope you enjoy and leave comments.

-Jen

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