Over the past year, we have been laying the groundwork – so to speak – to start building the farmhouse. Now, we are actually starting construction!
Through some negotiation and a fortuitous set of circumstances, I have committed to taking over a small hops farm. It’s not something I ever thought I’d do, but it’s an exciting step forward for the Farm!
Steve Jobs once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” In other words, follow your passion.
Enthusiasm is important, but passion should be tempered with prudence in the form of research, organization, and preparation.
Although it might sound odd, perseverance is as much about putting in effort as it is battling ego. Drunk on passion masters are doomed to repeat failures in the name of “pushing through.” In contrast, students do more than hone their craft; they learn from their mistakes.
Objectivity — the ability to see the world as it truly is — atrophies in the blinding light of passion. Adopting a peripheral perspective forces us to examine the margins.
Passionate people often come off as self-inflated. They’re legends in their own minds. Positioning means leveraging who you are and what you’ve done as a springboard to what’s next.
Last year, I came across this article about “passion” and its connotations in the worlds of careers and hobbies. It got me thinking about the Farm and how it has changed from a “passionate dream” to a solid plan, on its way to reality.… Continue Reading “The 9 Ps – Part 4: Planning”
Last year, I came across this article about “passion” and its connotations in the worlds of careers and hobbies. It got me thinking about the Farm and how it has changed from a “passionate dream” to a solid plan, on its way to reality.… Continue Reading “The 9 Ps – Part 3: Practice”
I’m not really a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I believe you can start something new, develop a new habit, at any time of the year. It just so happens that this time, my new activities also coincide with the New Year.