This post is actually inspired by the “Find your Magic” Axe commercial. You know, the one where every guy has their own kind of sexy, and it goes: who needs a 6-pack when you’ve got the nose, or a nose when you’ve got the suit, or the moves, etc.? And I loved it when it says “who needs some other thing, when you’ve got your thing?”
It’s so easy to look at someone else’s life and compare it to our own. Especially in this day and age where everyone is exposing their lives in the public eye, or showcasing their talents on YouTube, it’s hard not to get a little envious at times.
But why spend so much time wishing you could be like someone else, when you could look at yourself and see what you have? What is something unique to you? Is there a particular skill you can elevate?
I love how the last words in the commercial are “now work on it”. After you discover your talent, or interest, it’s important to develop it. Keep practicing, keep improving. Make it to the point that when somebody looks at your life, they get intrigued by what you can do, or who you are.
I struggle a lot with this, because every hobby or interest I pick up, I tend to settle with just “mediocre”.
I’m realizing more and more that it’s not so much finding your passion, but choosing your passion. You have to actually make whatever you are pursuing your passion. A passion is not something you are born with; it’s a decision. At some point in your life, you have to decide to build your life around “working on it”, or else it will always only be “something you wish you could do”.