Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Passion creates energy

A recent local news broadcast caused me to pause for a moment.  In the video it shows supporters of the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) in the recent battle of the college's nickname, the Fighting Sioux.

Despite whichever side of the argument you support, I noticed supporters to keep the nickname speaking with such passion about what the nickname meant to them, that it got me to ask this question: what if they used that same amount of passion to drive their life, to lead themselves to win, to succeed?

What drives you?

Seven years ago, my grandmother passed away.  She had Alzheimer's disease.  In the small community that she lived in, with three of her five children living relatively close, my mother and aunt found that there were no resources to educate anyone about this dreaded disease.  So, instead of whining and complaining, they took up the mantle and created a movement.  They started a support group that has now spread throughout much of northwestern Minnesota, educating others about Alzheimer's.  What drives them?  Passion.

What are you doing?

What are you passionate about?

What is your why?

Find it?  Good.  Now put that passion into action.  Today.

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