Very recently I listened to a speech by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of “Eat, Pray, Love”. She was addressing an audience who don’t have a passion.
She started her speech with saying there are two types of people in the world – the Jackhammers and the Hummingbirds.
Jackhammers are obsessive about their passion. They keep hammering until their dreams come true.
Hummingbirds are little different. They don’t have a passion. They keep flying from one branch to another, one tree to another trying different things. They pollenate the world with various new ideas. It is their curiosity that moves them from branch to branch, from tree to tree.
If you don’t have a passion, just follow your curiosity to try new things, just like the hummingbird. Carry just one idea at a time from one place to another, one group to another, one person to another.
Your curiosity will lead to your passion.
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.