By this point in time, if you have spent any amount of time reading this blog, you will know I have an affinity for the concepts of purpose, curiosity, and passion. Understanding that
I often spend time reflecting, and when I come to insight (my ah-ha moment) I cannot help but put it to paper. (Cognitively speaking it is completely natural when you figure something out, to get an overwhelming and compelling drive to do something with it - a conversation for another day…) I have found my developed and evolved passion for talent.
I didn’t choose the easiest cause. I didn’t choose the cleanest cause. I didn’t choose the most widely accepted cause. And I didn’t choose the cause that people understand. But, I guess only in moments of hindsight and reflection, do I get the clarity to see that these are the very reasons I chose the cause. Or rather, it chose me.
When getting home from days where I feel like I have made no progress. When I close my eyes and lay in bed and wonder how I can get up the next day and do this again tomorrow. I have a moment when I get a glimmer of validation and reinforcement that I am moving in the right direction. Sometimes, this comes in the form of a piece of research I have read. Or an article that was written aligning to my cause. But, the best validation comes from someone who encourages me and the team to keep at it.
PQ + CQ > IQ
passion + curiosity is greater than intelligence
So when I have days where I wonder "why did I choose this?!" I remember that in many ways this cause chose me. Therefore, if I wanted it that bad, I knew I would have to put in work. Cause if it were easy, everyone would do it.