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Bill Burns

The Ownership Project

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If you have discovered something you are passionate about, how did you discover that thing?

Many people go through living bored, mundane, uninspired lives. Many have not taken it upon themselves to seek out what they are passionate about. I was like that for about 50 years and it seems by luck I found my mine.

How did you find yours?


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    Nov 2 2011: I remember reading an article about a little survey in Britain, where animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts were asked, what influenced them.; how did they discover this passion. Most of them answered that it was mainly Sir David Attenborough and his books and documentaries. And I am no exception.
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      Nov 2 2011: Very cool. What I'm learning hear is there are as many ways to find one's passion as their are people. Maybe on key is to listen and feel how you feel when you read, or see or hear about or try something for the first time.
      Make sense?

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