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Do what you love!

My son’s godmother shared a sentence with me that will stick with me forever. I told her about how different my twins are, and she simply said, "Fish don’t have to climb trees, and cats don’t need a license to go diving." I love it, and it’s so true! We often neglect doing the things we love; we don’t have to excel at everything, and we don’t need others to approve of what we do. We just need to pursue our passions, and with that, our happiness will follow!

I know, though, it's a simple phrase, but one that carries so much weight. It's a statement that has been repeated countless times, by countless people, in countless contexts. And yet, despite its ubiquity, it remains as true today as it ever was. Why is that? What is it about doing what you love that makes it so important, so meaningful, so powerful?

At its core, doing what you love is about finding your passion. It's about identifying the thing that makes you feel most alive, most fulfilled, most energized. It's about recognizing your unique talents and abilities and using them to create something that brings you joy and satisfaction.

For some people, that might mean pursuing a career in the arts, whether as a painter, musician, writer, or performer. For others, it might mean working in a field that allows them to make a difference in the world, whether as a doctor, teacher, social worker, or volunteer. And for still others, it might mean starting their own business, creating their products, or pursuing some other form of entrepreneurship.

Whatever your passion is, the key is to find it, embrace it, and pursue it with everything you've got. This is not always easy, of course. Life can be complicated and messy, and there are often obstacles and challenges that stand in the way of us achieving our goals. But that's all the more reason to do what you love - because when you're doing something that truly matters to you, you're more likely to stay motivated and inspired, even in the face of adversity.

There are many benefits to doing what you love, both for yourself and for the world around you. For one thing, when you're engaged in work that you're passionate about, you're likely to be more creative and innovative. You're more likely to come up with new ideas, take risks, and push yourself beyond your comfort zone. This, in turn, can lead to greater success and fulfillment in your career.

But doing what you love isn't just about personal satisfaction. It's also about making a positive impact on the world. When you're doing work that you're passionate about, you're more likely to be productive, efficient, and effective. You're more likely to find solutions to problems, create products or services that meet real needs, and make a difference in the lives of others. And ultimately, isn't that what we're all striving for - to leave the world a better place than we found it?

Of course, there are those who might argue that doing what you love is a luxury that not everyone can afford. After all, not everyone has the opportunity to pursue their passions as a career, and not everyone has the financial resources to take risks and start their own business. But I would argue that doing what you love is not a luxury - it's a necessity. It's something that we all need in our lives, regardless of our circumstances.

Even if you can't pursue your passion as a career, there are still ways to incorporate it into your life. You can volunteer for an organization that aligns with your values, or you can pursue your passion as a hobby or side project. You can find ways to use your skills and talents to help others, whether through mentoring, coaching, or simply sharing your knowledge and expertise. The important thing is to find ways to infuse your life with the things that matter most to you.

In the end, doing what you love is about finding your purpose. It's about discovering what you were put on this earth to do and then doing it with all your heart and soul. It's about living a life that is true to who you are!


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