Find Your Passion. Work Hard. Be Relentless.

Find something you’re passionate about, work hard, and pursue it relentlessly.

Today, my little sister graduates from nursing school. The wide world sits at her feet, ready to be worked on, fixed up, and helped.

It took her a few years to figure out what she wanted to do with her life, but once she did, she set her mind to it. She’s worked hard,

Me, Ashley and Gianna at the Polson Airport in 2011
Me, Ashley and Gianna at the Polson Airport in 2011

mastering everything necessary to not only learn the basics of nursing, but to excel. She got all As and 4 Bs, and her classmates voted her the “most likely to be a leader.” She’s persistent, fearless, smart, takes charge when necessary, etc. When something needs to get done, she does it. She is young enough that her memory is still excellent, and she seems to remember just about everything she has learned about how the human body works (she’s now my “go-to-guy” when it comes to health issues). She has attracted the attention of her professors and bosses, and has been commended for doing so well.

My hat is off to you, Ashley Barba.

Keep pursuing your passions and you will do well throughout the rest of your life.

And you, readers? The same thing goes for you.  Figure out what you’re passionate about and pursue it. Don’t just sort of half-assed think about it or talk about it. DO IT. Be relentless in pursuit of what you love.

If everyone found their passion and pursued it relentlessly, the world would be a hell of a better place.

So follow my sister’s lead, get out there, and do what you love. Work hard. Don’t take no for an answer.

One Reply to “Find Your Passion. Work Hard. Be Relentless.”

  1. There must be something in the air today!  I was just going to post on a similar subject on my blog today.  The three best words of encouragement in the English language are:  Just Do It.  And on this Star Wars Day 2012, “There is no try” ranks a pretty high second.  I truly believe that you can have anything you want, but you have to do it.  “Doing it” may mean making sacrifices and doing things that are difficult or uncomfortable.  But if your eye is on the prize and you do it and keep doing it until it’s done, you will succeed.
    And that’s me preaching at you who doesn’t need my preaching.  😉
    Congratulations Ashley.  Keep doing it!

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