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What's your excuse for not pursuing your passion?

Mr. Smith talked about all kinds of excuses we are making for not going for it in life. I have many tiered dreams in life, and while some are checked off (like working abroad), others still need to be (like changing the world). I find myself thinking that there are too many gatekeepers in the world and too much potential for environmental destruction (i.e. putting out a certain product), so I am always rethinking my "passion", and hoping that I don't come across something where others or the world have to suffer just because of my own ego / narcissistic need to self-actualize.

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    Mar 15 2012: At times, I let the critical/judgmental voice inside my head voice its opinion too much: "You don't know what you're doing...you're NOT an artist...you don't have the funds..." So, now I visualize putting duck tape over that negative mouth and say YES YOU CAN! 2012 has been a year of YES: learned to ski, surf and learning to play the cello (One of my GREAT passions)! Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.” – Swami Vivekananda
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      Mar 15 2012: YES YOU CAN!
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      Mar 15 2012: Isn't it weird how a parents voice comes through like that sometimes...
      But it did teach you resilience.

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