Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Do what you love!

“You need to decide not what you want to do but what you love to do,” he said. “You don’t get burnt out by doing what you love to do. You get burnt out trying to be average at what you’re bad at.”

He later added that it’s about more than knowing what you love to do, but also being aware of what you don’t like to do and creating a “stop-doing list” of those things.

Roy Spence, chairman of GSD&M Idea City and author
From an article my sis forwarded me.

What would the world be like if we all stopped being average at what we're bad at?!
What's on your stop-doing list?

Here's to being extraordinary!



Chelsea said...

I think scrapbooking and running are on my stop doing list. Scrapbooking seems like such a great idea; I love looking at others' scrapbooks, but I can't bring myself to enjoy it--it's so tedious! Running is just my least favorite exercise, and I want to replace it with pilates, walking, and riding bikes!

Marizee said...

Here here sis! I've been thinking about my stop-doing list all day...

I want to stop being so hard on myself. I'm smart and sunny and gosh darnit, people like me! LOL. ;)

Stop eating things that don't taste good. Not worth the calories.

Stop waiting for the ever elusive "money" in order to start living my best life.

Stop worrying. (tough one)

Stop worrying about what other's think. (another tough one)

Stop making excuses for putting off the things I love to do (i.e. writing, traveling, laughing, sleeping).

Okay, I'm going to gnaw on those and report back.

chelseybell. said...

this totally explains why I'm a lit major. i hate writing papers, but i love reading and talking about books.

and there's a million things I should probably stop doing!

MiniMak said...


mle jean said...

stop doing list, I like that!!

JaneAlexandra said...

I agree with Marizee, I want to stop trying to wait until things are 'perfect' before I try to live joyfully. Life is so full of wonderful experiences, I want to enjoy them to the fullest without feeling like I 'should' be doing something else. I hate "shoulds" and "musts". :-)

snikkin said...

There are no "ifs, buts, coulds, shoulds" when you simply listen to the joy in your heart. Lacy, you always bring happiness wherever you go!