Friday, February 3, 2012

on passion

seeing my husband work so hard for the last couple of months has made my heart swell.  he is such a natural - so confident in what he does ... and he's also really passionate about serving others in this way.  His positive attitude - well, I completely admire it.   he worked 12 +  hour days last week for six days straight at a conference.  everyday when i would ask him about how it was going,  i'd say, "you must be beat!" ... and everyday it was the same response ... "nope, honestly this is actually fun"... fun?  I couldn't fathom.  but then i got to thinking that if i was at a wedding conference, ok then, it would be fun.   it got me thinking about this quote.... DO EVERYTHING WITH PASSION OR NOT AT ALL.  {side note: this does not get me off the hook for cleaning toilets and doing laundry... as much as i'd like that to be true...}

 You know when you've met someone who is really passionate about what they do.  They could be selling tractors but ohmygosh it's thee best tractor in the world, and their excitement is contagious.  They get you excited about a tractor for a second.  and it is flat out inspiring to see anyone do what they love.  to live life passionately in all you do ... well, i aspire.
so this post is sort of a post it note to myself if you will (but am hoping somebody, somewhere needs to read this as well) ...  it's just a reminder to go all in.  don't just dangle my feet off the bow of the boat.  jump.  in.  life is too short to half-ass anything.

and last but not least i figured i'd throw in my fave quote:
ps: the winner is: heather #181.  Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks to Blossom Lounge for the great giveaway!
xoxo
oh and PPS:  my first wedding of 2012 is TOMORROW!  i cannot wait!

37 comments:

  1. what a great post and i definitely needed a reminder of this, so thank you :)
    i love that quote too!
    have a lovely weekend xx

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  2. My fiance is the same way about his job. He is a trader so he has a good day and a bad day but I can never tell the difference because he loves what he does. It really is so inspiring and something I have really kept in mind while starting my new business venture!

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  3. Good luck with your wedding tomorrow--you will be amazing!

    And I really need to remember this even when I am doubting myself.

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  4. Great post....enough said! :-)
    xoxo from Trinidad

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  5. love that quote. love you and JB. see you in FL (because i might be coming there twice this year...just sayin)

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  6. love that quote! good luck to you tomorrow :)

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  7. Always an excellent reminder! I do absolutely love what I do, but I'm still trying to figure out how to make it all come together and work so that it can be my primary job. :) Getting there - slowly, but surely!
    -giedre

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  8. Thank you for sharing!

    Good luck tomorrow! I'm sure you don't need it!

    Christine

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  9. What an amazing reminder :) Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend.

    -Caitlin @ Reverie to Reality

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  10. I couldn't agree more! What does your husband do?

    Good luck with your wedding tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing pictures!

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  11. Great post! My husband is one of those people that always knew he was meant to be an engineer and it's so apparent he's living out his purpose...me on the other hand, I feel like I like a million different things so sometimes I feel pursuing something with passion can be tough because I'm not always sure exactly what I should be doing. So even though I feel like I'm still searching for my passion, I realized I'm blessed to have a wonderful husband, family, and circle of friends and I try not to beat myself up for not knowing what I want to do all the time. I realize I'm exactly where I need to be but at the same time remind myself not not to let fear stop me from trying new things! Xoxo

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  12. Love the Donald Miller quote. Of course, I just really like him in general. One of my all time favorites is:

    You feel like life is always leading up to something, but it isn't. I mean, life is just life. It's all happening right now, and we aren't going to be any more complete a month from now then we are now.
    -"Through Painted Deserts" (Donald Miller)

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  13. love that DM quote. and the one adesertgirl posted above me.

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  14. this post reminds me of my hubby- because he actually DOES do work with tractors and could sell city folk tractors they'd never use! bahaha but he is sooo passionate about everything he does, it's hard NOT to get excited about it.. (:

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  15. Thank you for this post. My husband is the same way, passionate to the core about his career and life in general! This entry is the reminder I needed as I'm currently trying to figure out that next step in my career and what it is I truly want out of it.

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  16. I just love you and think you're amazing! And agree with everything you so beautifully expressed.

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  17. great post......and love the "go all in"....beautiful

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  18. Absolutely wonderful! I agree...if you're going to do it, give it your best! Thank you for sharing this!

    xoxo
    Ang

    eachdayinthislife.blogspot.com

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  19. That's so true - if we choose a profession that we love we won't have to work for another day in our lives. It's a true blessing to do what you love - most people get trapped in things they don't like because of money! So YAY for good jobs! :)

    Good luck on the wedding tomorrow - I'm sure it will be wonderful :)

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  20. LOVE your blog and your impeccable style! I can't wait to see a peek of your wedding tomorrow. Break a leg:)

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  21. Love this post. I'm certain many people needed this reminder! Good luck at the wedding! It's going to be fab!

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  22. Sarah, this was so beautiful and how true!!

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  23. I'm not sure I've commented before so hello:) This is a great post and I am person that needed to see this! Good luck with the wedding tomorrow!

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  24. great insight! good luck tomorrow- can't wait to hear how things go :)

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  25. what a great post! its so inspiring and true! i couldn't live life lacking in passion! c'est la vie!

    www.dwellinbeauty.blogspot.com

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  26. I think that quote is my new favorite - somehow this is the first time I've ever seen it. :)

    Thanks for sharing an important reminder and a healthy dose of inspiration!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  27. Hi! I just discovered your lovely blog via The Yuppie Files interview.

    I love this post! It speaks to me in so many ways and reminded me of a quote from b-school that changed my life: "Passion pulls you toward something you cannot resist. Drive pushes you toward something you feel compelled or obligated to do." -Monk and the Riddle. It's a great book!

    <3 Tammy
    aloyallove.blogspot.com

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  28. really excited about your first wedding girl!
    Excited about the pictures to come and the results because I know you shall do FANTASTIC!! :)
    God is good and He alone is your strength ;)!

    ♥CheChe

    http://savedthrulove.blogspot.com

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  29. So true! I love that quote by Donald Miller. Good luck with your first wedding--you will be great. :)

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  30. Love the quote!! Loved reading Donald Millers books too, but better yet I love reading your post when they are so inspiring like this!!

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  31. This is so very true. Awesome that you and the hubs have both found your passion!

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  32. I once told a boyfriend that I didn't care what a man did in life as long as he had a passion. Having a passion is totally hot.

    You and your man sound like an amazing couple.

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  33. first off. you are too cute for words.

    and that quote has always been one of my favorites.

    now let's just get dagan to propose so you can do what you love and help plan my wedding! kidding.. sort of.. but not really. wedding fever.. ahh.

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  34. love this -- so inspirational and i love that quote. thanks for the great reminder, sadie!! xoxo

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  35. This is excellent Sarah... the whole post just gave me goosebumps, especially that quote at the end. Love it. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  36. what a positive post :) Thanks for sharing!

    Congrats on your first 2012 wedding. Hope it was fabulous - which i'm sure it was. I can't wait to see pictures!

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