September 27~~Follow Your Passion~~Susie Austin

 

Keep away from people who

try to belittle your ambitions.

Small people always do that,

but the really great make you feel

that you, too, can become great.

 


–Mark Twain

 

How many times have you heard parents tell their children, well that is admirable, but you should think of something a bit more practical? I think this is the first mistakes we as parents can make. As a parent of teenage children I encourage them to follow their dreams whatever they may be, but also have a back up plan. When job coaching adults, I attempt to have participants realize they can have at least part of their dreams or a similar version.

Look to what it is you’re passionate about and move forward in the right direction. This is all life encompassing not related to employment alone. I am amazed at how many people tell me they have nothing that really excites them. I ask the question what are your passions, hobbies, secret ideas? There is usually an answer, photography, then do it! Take a class, get a camera and start clicking! Football player, then volunteer as a youth coach! Singer, join a community choir! This list can be endless, but you have to start to realize dreams are within your reach just grab on and enjoy the ride.

Ten years ago if anyone would have told me I would be writing a daily blog, Life Coaching, Speaking publicly, loving my life and my job I would have laughed. I had and still have wonderful mentors who make me believe in myself and so should you. Stay away from the negative people in your life, hang with the winners or the people you want be like when you grow up, Keep your sense of humor, trust you are where your supposed to be in this stage of your life and thank God every day for the gifts he as given and continues to give you.

Today is the time to begin again! Start to dream again and find the gifts you have been given and peruse your dreams however big or small. You can accomplish great things which will make you happy and satisfied. Don’t forget to encourage those around you to follow their passions as well. At the end of the day celebrate and tell yourself this is a job well done!

Susie Austin

 

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~ by coachsusie on September 28, 2008.

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