A New Approach To Passion

From Shawn Blanc:

There is a way to do things where, if you find something you’re passionate about, you jump right in. And then analyze and gauge each step along the way.

But what if we flipped that approach from time to time?

When you find something you’re passionate or excited about, then think about it for a long time. Make boundaries. And then? Go for it. Let passion and zeal drive us through each step as we keep within our pre-determined boundaries.

The idea is that sometimes, instead of working with restraint inside of passion, try to put passion inside of restraint.

I leap before I look. Always have. Passion overtakes and action quickly follows.

It’s always fun. It’s always exciting. It’s almost always temporary. Passion, like gasoline burns out.

Passion is your fuel and unless you find a way to dole it out slowly, it is almost certain to burn out before you reach your goal.

There are many things that I’ve started in my life (too many), but the projects that cross the finish line are always the ones where I slow down and force myself to add constraints.

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