Happy Gilmore is on TV right now, and I am having an extremely hard time focusing on anything else as it is one of my top 5 fav movies. For those who don’t know Happy Gilmore, do yourself a favour and find it online or at your local Red Box.
I can go into a summary of the film, but I rather not, so I’ll sum up the part of the movie that resonated deeply with me. Its a conversation between Adam Sandler’s character, Happy Gilmore and the lovely Julie Bowen’s character, Virginia, talking about how even though Happy thinks that he is a hockey player playing golf, he is in fact, a golfer as that is what is he good at.
That hit home.
Being a PF blogger, it becomes easy to write about how to save money, and how to be thrifty, and how to make your own errr everything. The sad truth is that I fail as a pf blogger. I like my luxuries, I will pay the extra few dollars to get something that works better. I will not make my own tinted moisturizer, or bike/take public transit when driving takes me 1/10 of the time.
I have talke a few friends who talk about things that they are passionate about, and it inspires me beyond words. Being passionate is key. It brings things to life for me. I can spend hours/day working on a project that is close to my heart. That’s the key isn’t it? Finding things that are close to your heart and working in them tirelessly.
We live in a world where perception is everything, and the mentality of “fake it till you make it” runs rampant during any conversation. That’s not how things work tho. You see, if you want to be a writer, well, you have to write. If you want to be an artist, create art. It doesn’t have to be good art, just art. I paint in my spare time. I love the feeling of peace that I get from creating something that only makes sense to me.
The point of this post isn’t to say that you can’t work towards something, the point is tell you to start working towards something.
You know that 1 thing that you tell yourself that you’ll do if you have the time/money/space/talent, well start doing that. You’d be surprised at how quickly things fall in place. I’m not saying that everything always works out, I’m saying that it helps you to sort out your dreams and find ones that are achievable.
We’ll all passionate about something in life, but in order to invent your identity into that, you have to start doing it.
I am a horrible PF writer, but I don’t claim to be that. I still make bad decisions with my money. I am an idea builder. I help people take their ideas from concept to design to execution. I’m good at that, and it took me awhile to figure that out.
What are you good at?