Call Yourself Out


Image courtesy of Nate Utesch

Image courtesy of Nate Utesch

The Big Idea:

To have a truly great career, you need to find one that connects with your passion. Easier said than done, but the first step towards making it a reality is to simply choose to do something. Stop making excuses and start making changes. Call yourself out. And if you can’t quite bring yourself to do it, watch the video below.

The Briefing:

We all know down deep that to really love what we do, our career has to connect with our passion. We read books about it, we watch YouTube videos that show great business leaders and renowned thinkers talking about it. Heck, we might even be one of those people that has an inspirational tagline at the end of our email signature. You know the ones I’m talking about.

But at the end of the day, we choose to do nothing. We come up with a whole bunch of well-reasoned excuses for inaction. But they’re still just excuses. If you’re in that rut, we humbly suggest letting Larry Smith smack you with a reality check. Watch the video below for a humorous but blunt exploration of the ridiculous excuses we all make when we wuss out and fail to pursue our passion.

Take Action:

  • Watch the following as many times as it takes to convince you to stop making excuses and start making some changes.
  • Make said changes.
  • Repeat as needed.

Dig Deeper:

Here are a few additional resources that talk about pursuing your passion and achieving your goals.

Watch Derek Silver’s brief TED talk on why it’s better to keep your goals to yourself.Via ted.com

Finding your passion is not a discovery. It’s an expression.Via Psychology Today

Check out the book 'The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything' by Sir Ken Robinson.