PURSUING A PASSION AMID OPPOSITION BY ROB GREEN
During a class we discussed finding your passion, finding and doing what is Easy, Effortless, and Enjoyable. This had me thinking… what do I love? I love dogs, plain and simple. They serve as a release for me, help me take a breath and let the worries and stresses of life fade. Where am I getting at? I bought a puppy for next year.
Yes, the cliché college kid wanting a puppy, but having no clue that it’s the equivalent to raising a child. I told my family one by one and to my complete unsurprise, they all tried to talk me out of it. I expected the backlash and in most cases, I’d be a fool not to listen to something everyone is telling me, “Don’t get this puppy.” However, for the first time in my life, I have an overwhelming feeling of excitement and connection to something I don’t even have yet. It’s deeper than just wanting a puppy, I want a sense of responsibility, a best friend, and ultimately a challenge for myself. Sure, it won’t easy, but it certainly will feel effortless and be even more enjoyable having this guy at my side every day.
The morale of the story is doesn’t let others silence your passion to do something you love. Everyone has different values, perspectives, experiences, and the list goes on. When you ask someone for their opinion of your idea, you’re naturally wanting their approval. Their answer is based on their own perspective not yours. If you find your triple E, pursue it. No matter anyone’s opinion of me getting this puppy, I won’t give in. The more backlash I get, the more I see opportunity to prove them wrong.