“Pursue your passion for its own sake. You don’t need to justify or rationalize. You don’t need the approval of others.”
How often do you worry about what other people think? Do you often feel like you need to justify why you did or said something to others? If you do, you aren’t alone. For years I even did the same thing. Over time however, whether it was due to maturity or just getting tired of having to justify myself to others, I have broken free from this previous line of thinking.
In today’s quote Jay Shetty reminds us that we don’t owe any explanations to anyone. The only approval we need to seek is our own. Our passion, which is our why, is ours and ours alone. It does not matter if it doesn’t fit into someone else’s wheelhouse. We are essentially our own judge, jury and executioner. We make the rules for our own life in deciding how best we’d like to live it. Passion is found within soul. It’s an eternal fire that cannot be extinguished unless we let it.
I love to write. I love to put my ideas, thoughts and opinions and share them with the world in hopes that it will make the lives of others better. I write this blog (over 750 blogs to date), I wrote and published a book in June 2022 and will begin to write another very soon. My passion is serving, leading and inspiring others through my words and my actions. How I do this is my choice and no one else’s. So make sure that the only voice you listen to is yours and that it is your own personal moral compass that is guiding you day to day and not someone else’s.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards defining/refining your own moral compass?