Gabe sought passion in his work yet; he didn’t have words to describe what he really wanted. A part-time musician and accountant, he felt stuck in his career. “I’m just an accountant. I don’t see anything special in my work,” Gabe lamented. “Be yourself, I suggested. “Passion, and the life you want, will find you.”
When I’ve too much to do in work and life, I recall my mentor, Cornelia Shipley, saying, “What do you need to be to do what you want to do?” To handle more work may not be accomplished with additional knowledge and skills without a change in how we “be” with the task. Cornelia’s question challenged me to understand how being supports additional doing.
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I write personal essays, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and self-development articles from my home in Madison, Wisconsin.