Be Passionate About It

follow your passion‘Press toward the goal for the prize…’ Philippians 3:14 NKJV

Albert Schweitzer said, ‘Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.’ When you feel passionate about something and allow yourself to pursue it, you position yourself to succeed in life. The majority of people in the world don’t follow their passion; as a result, they’re frustrated and unhappy. And you can see it in how they live their lives. Publisher Malcolm Forbes said, ‘The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.’ As a result, they simply endure their working lives instead of making the most of them. They live for the weekends. They try to hang on until retirement. That’s a shame, because your chance of success is directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, said, ‘The best day of my life is when I manage in a winning game. And the second best day of my life is when I manage in a losing game.’ In other words, every day he was involved in the game was a day he was living his dream. Are you? Dreams come true when gifts are set on fire with passion. The best career advice you will ever receive is to discover your God-given passion and follow it. Logan Pearsall Smith said, ‘There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.’ So ‘press toward the goal for the prize.’

*The Word for Today is published by UCB Australia. A free introductory copy of the devotional may be obtained from UCB Australia; 1800 00 777 0 or admin@ucb.com.au*

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