“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather He will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?”
― Mother Teresa
This is one of my absolute favorite quotes from Mother Teresa. It reminds me of Howard Thurman when he wrote, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
The message in both is plain and clear. Passion is our purpose. Figure out what you love and do it as often as you can. Then share it with as many people as you can. So that they may be inspired to find and follow their own passion.
Spread the love.
“When we value ‘being cool’ and ‘in control’ over granting ourselves the freedom to unleash the passionate, goofy, heartfelt, and soulful expressions of who we are, we betray ourselves.
When we consistently betray ourselves, we can expect to do the same to the people we love. When we don’t give ourselves the permission to be free, we rarely tolerate freedom in others.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
― Nelson Mandela
I like people for their passion…the way their eyes light up when they’re talking about or doing something that they truly love…
Yes, pursuing your dreams is hard. Especially if your dream has to do with changing the world. But here is my answer to any negative thinking you may struggle with when it comes to your dreams being “out of reach”, “far fetched”, “impossible”, or “simply too difficult”…
If you’re ambitious and passionate about your dream, than why let negative thinking hold you back? If you’re blessed with a dream that drives you forward, why stand still in fear? I guess my question is… if you’re not qualified, than who is? Or more importantly, if you don’t do it, than who will?