Tuesday, January 10, 2012
What's Your Passion?
I found this at my friend Delaine's blog - it sounded like a nice way to spend a little time on this chilly January evening.
What puts a smile on your face?
Following what makes you truly happy is a wonderful way to figuring out what you were put on Earth for. Think about something that you do or that perhaps you used to do that brings you total happiness!
Singing in groups; being with real friends; cooking and eating good food; spending time with my daughter.
What do you find easy?
What we find easy for us to do, will be related to what we are passionate about. It’s very hard to hate something that is very easy for us!
It's easy for me to talk in front of groups, to see themes and connections in stories and conversations, to understand people's emotional states, to gather information and figure out how to use it.
What sparks your creativity?
Think about something in your life where you seem to always expand its horizon, always coming up with new, fun, and exciting ideas relating to that subject. Whatever makes you creative is something that you are passionate about.
I get creative about arranging comfortable spaces, about making new connections, both personal and intellectual, about implementing ideas that excite me, about teaching.
What would you do for free?
Think about something that you would just love to do, even if you were not getting paid. Think about something that you look forward to do, something that you wish you could do all the time.
I would write and talk about communication and medical care for free (the way I do already!). I would do my actual job for free, which is a blessing. I would teach for free. I would sing.
What do you like to talk about?
Most of the time, we aren’t aware of this. A good way to figure this out properly, is to ask your friends. Ask them what they believe you like to talk about the most, what topic makes your eyes brighten up, and changes your entire behaviour.
Communication, adoption, family, the way medicine should be practiced.
What makes you unafraid of failure?
When you do what you are passionate about, you have total confidence in your abilities. This makes you not worry about failing, because in your mind, how can you fail when you do what you love?
I can't say there's anything that makes me unafraid of failure - I'm always a little afraid - but I will risk failure to protect patients.
What would you regret not having tried?
If you were at the end of your life, what would you regret not having pursued? What would you have liked to do, that you didn’t get a chance to?
I'd like to really immerse myself in studying American culture. I've already been to college, and I loved it, but I'd like to go back and just take the courses I want to take - all of them. Without the dormitory beds or cafeteria food.