Getting Back to Basics

I recently finished Good to Great by Jim Collins.   I know, I know…OLD NEWS.  Why did it take me so long?  After reading it, to be honest, I’m not sure why.  What a great book!  It should be a must read for every high school student. This is not just a business book.  I wanted both of my daughters to read it though I found out that they are way ahead of me.

There are many lessons to be learned from this book but the one that stood out is “find your passion.”  I’ve tried to live that my whole career.


I come across so many people just “doing their job”, not fulfilling their passion.    In Good to Great, Jim Collins makes the point that those who follow their passion (among other things) will find a way to make a living.  I believe that.

The mantra that I live my life by is that “life’s too short”.  If I stop loving what I do, I’ll stop doing it.  I’ll just do something else.

I have always loved ‘getting things done’…making order out of chaos…solving problems (it’s the math major in me).   I found my passion and at the same time I found that it happens to be the thing that I am great at doing.

So I’ve marked off one chapter in the book.  8 more chapters until I reach greatness.  I intend on tackling this passionately.

Are you following your passion? If not…why not?