The other day I was checking up on my favorite Street Art site, Wooster Collective, and found something unexpected. Instead of great, inspirational art, there was a page-long dissertation on the subject of “Passion”, and why we do what we do.
For a long time, Sara and I have been struggling with the fact that for us, the Wooster Collective website is still a very small and personal blog with no agenda other than to use it as a way to share with our friends the things that inspire us. Some of those friends we know very, very well. We meet each week face-to-face in New York to talk about art, family, New York, etc. Other “friends” we have never met, but we know from the emails that we receive that we share with them a common view of the world and the way we wish to live in it. The blog is a way for us to learn about new things, meet new types of people, and to take us out of our comfort zone so we can achieve new goals. It’s 100% a passion project and a passion project only.
…..To be honest, we’re not sure how long we can do the website. We have no intention of stopping it, but one of the joys of the site is that we can end it tomorrow if we wanted to. Since it’s not a business, the only ties we have to keep it going is our true passion.
While Marc Schiller wrote this message referring to his extremely popular site, I think it can apply to a lot of what each of us does everyday.
Don’t we often get involved in things we are passionate about, then end up making concessions and deviating from our original intent?
What are you passionate about?
What should you do today to make that passion more personal and more effective?