The theme for Monday Motivation in February is “Finding Your Passion”. This passage was written by Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote Eat, Pray, Love. After such great success on her first novel, she admits that briefly lost her passion for writing. A friend suggest that she “Follow her curiosity” rather than continue to worry about rediscovering her passion for writing. Below is the brief summary of what she wrote followed by a link to the entire article:
So here’s my weird bit of advice: If you’ve lost your life’s true passion (or if you’re struggling desperately to find passion in the first place), don’t sweat it. Back off for a while. But don’t go idle, either. Just try something different, something you don’t care about so much. Why not try following mere curiosity, with its humble, roundabout magic? At the very least, it will keep you pleasantly distracted while life sorts itself out. At the very most, your curiosity may surprise you. Before you even realize what’s happening, it may have led you safely all the way home.