Monday, June 2, 2008

Find and follow your passion

In her commencement speech at Boston College in May 2006, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke about the importance of pursuing what you love:

"The first responsibility is one that you have to yourself, the responsibility to find and follow your passion. I don't mean just any old thing that interests you, not just something that you could or might do, but that one unique calling that you can't do without. As an educated person, you have the opportunity to spend your life doing what you love and you should never forget that many do not enjoy such a rare privilege. As you work to find your passion, you should know that sometimes, your passion just finds you."

You've likely heard or read something similar to this in the past, but I think it's worth seeing it again. From talking with other coaches, I know this is something they really believe. I certainly do.