October 9, 2018
For everything great we will ever accomplish in life, I believe there must be a process we must endure to arrive at the destination of success. When looking at my very existence, I can trace it back to a relationship between two people (my parents) that went through a process that led to my reproduction. Then my entered the process of childhood, adolescence, puberty and various stages of adulthood, and that process led me to my current stage of adulthood.
As I reflect on my path of education and the process from pre-k to kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school, then college, as well as the path with my career from apprentice to leading my own ensembles, each has been a process.
However, it seems that I still manage to get frustrated when my life hits a stage of the process that is incredibly uncomfortable. But what I have had to lean is that I don’t have to be frustrated because where I am is merely just a stage of the process. To live is to constantly be in a process towards my goals and desires in life.
I heard something recently about maintaining passion in the midst of the process, and I think passion is a great measuring tool towards maintaining motivation towards getting through the process.
I find that when I am no longer passionate and motivated, I simply can’t find the strength to keep going.
My passion comes from staying connected to my “Why.” Why am I doing this? Why is this person in my life? Why does this matter to me?
Choosing to live in touch with my answers and making sure those answers are truly mine and not others, makes my passion real and authentic.
It is my desire to not love every part of the process but to stay committed to it, which challenges all the real emotions about the matter. It’s so funny to me because it’s so easy to start a journey, but so difficult to finish it. I feel so much of marketing, and the advertising world is about getting all of us to begin something, but you rarely will see an ad about the middle of a process. I feel that character is truly developed and confirmed in the midst of an uncomfortable part of our life.
It is my deep desire that whatever process that I am greeted with that I maintain the right attitude about Why, because that contributes to my core, and everything in life stems from there which I feel is the root of our emotional and philosophical lives.
I also hope to work hard to remain passionate about my , “Why,” so I can always positively determine what I am purposed to do in this life.