To develop talents and even a new vocation, keep exploring your interests
Posted Sep 05 2009 10:04pm
C ollecting stuff – both physically and mentally – can fuel our creative work and motivation, and also help us realize what interests we have that could be used for new job possibilities or entrepreneurial ventures.
The photo is acclaimed painter Mark Ryden, who says, “In the same spirit as those earlier collectors filling their cabinets of curiosities, I feel compelled to collect quite a variety of things. I draw artistic inspiration from the treasures I find at the flea market.” [From the page Painting ]
Author Barbara Sher “points out that finding your passion is more than just figuring out what you’re good at,” notes career change expert Valerie Young.
“You live the good life not by doing what you can do,” Sher learned, “but by doing what you want to do.”
Young also notes renowned mythology scholar Joseph Campbell said, “The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy – not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy.”