Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cultivating And Following Your Passion

Cultivating and following your passion* is easier said than done. In education, we have an incredible opportunity to nurture and support this pursuit. We also have the responsibility to create a culture within schools which models the sustained work ethic required to do so. Once the passion is present, though, intrinsic motivation should trump any societal norm or mandated requirement. Check out these examples below of passion and work ethic combined...

 ATTRACTION: Shadow Theatre Group

 SUSAN BOYLE: I Dreamed A Dream

ALERT: Strong Language

*"Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, 
what you do for a living is much less important than how you 
do it." (Cal Newport, 2012) See So Good They Can't Ignore You.

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