Tuesday, June 7, 2016

passion


Should you follow your passion, wherever it may take you? Should you do only what you love...or learn to love what you do? How can you identify which path to take?  Mike Rowe shares the dirty truth in PragerU's 2016 commencement address.  When I was in the photo industry, I used to tell aspiring photographers that obviously had no talent that if they really wanted an enriching job they should become plumbers.  It is not rocket science -  you clients will be amazed by the magic you do - and you will retire early and rich.  89,96,69,0,B

8 comments:

coffeebottlerocket said...

Hey John. I will have a video uploaded on youtube late tonight of what looks like a "Parasailing Class" on North Padre Island, Corpus Christi. Check out 'Coastal Coyote' on youtube. I do beach video's on the Island and around the area. I caught this class earlier today near 'Packery Channel' The class was a sight to see on the beach with all the sail's catching air and the students attempting to master turning and stuff. Check it out.

coffeebottlerocket said...

I found the Paramotor organization that does the class heres the link to one of their video's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrc_tfeyNRk

Margery Bills said...

Follow your passion.

Hollis said...

I took a photo 101 class in college. I met a guy that was the best damn print maker in the class. He could turn my crappy negatives into stunning photos. He was so set on being a "photographer", but he had no Artistic Eye or Vision & took boring photos (that were made into gorgeous prints). I tried to tell him he had a special gift in the dark room, but he wouldn't hear it.
Last I heard, he wound up being a philosophy teacher.

Jussi Valanki said...

These are very wise words! Thanks for shearing them witt us. I'll share them too! 😊👍🏻

Larry G said...

passion should be how you put time and effort towards a chosen task. If you do your best - there's nothing to regret. People who are not naturals at things will outperform those that are - with hard work and dedication.

if you do your best and the results are not what you want - change the work but don't stop working!

Margery Bills said...

True Larry. I let all my children choose their life work and never forced anything on them. Once in awhile they asked for a suggestion. And they have all worked and supported themselves (and even liked their work and won awards).

John Wells said...

coffeebottlerocket - nice video. The beach class was most likely PPG pilots practicing what is called "kiting the wing". Learning to control the wing without the screaming two stroke on your back is the first step in training to fly a powered paraglider. You would be surprised how difficult it can be to keep that wing in the air when you are just starting out. Kiting is easier to learn at the beach because sea breezes off the ocean tend to be moderate and consistant in direction and speed. Inland, the winds are more shifty. I noticed in the comments on your video that Dell Schanze chimed in. He is an excellent pilot but THE number one trainer and pitchman to avoid at all cost in the sport.