I Pass On - Passion from a Different Point of View
My wife was away with work and so the kids and I went down to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve as a way of killing the afternoon. We walked along the shoreline watching the waves pound the beach. Then, just as we were turning for home, a low sun dropped beneath a bank of cloud and illuminated a congregation of golden plovers weaving dazzling shapes in the air. There were several hundred of them, rippling and shimmering in the burst of light, and the kids and I stood there, open-mouthed, until the daylight faded and we made our way home, transformed.
One final success. The birds I encountered in books were always as important as those I saw in the air, and my children have embraced all those strange anthropomorphic fables that I adored at their age. The kind of close looking that birdwatching encourages is a gift in itself. My daughter can now, under the twin pressures of duress and bribery, identify two dozen birds by sight, a dozen by their song.
And noticing is a method of loving. The more that we are aware of the world around us, the more we appreciate it. B irds are part of our landscape, but a fluttering, ethereal, changeable part, one you have to look hard at if you want to elevate the little brown job into something discrete and specific. The things we have to know in order to identify birds take us away from the abstract and general, plunging us head first into the moment.
It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. I parked my bike at the top of a steep hill and made my way down through scrubby trees towards the beach. Then I stopped. All around me, birds were singing. Three nightingales, half a dozen warblers, a rich sweet wash of sound. Grab your cape and find out more. Title: The Passion of the Christ As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem. There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, for his sentencing.
Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus. However, Herod returns Jesus to Pilate who, in turn, gives the crowd a choice between A impressive movie. Powerful images, great emotion, original language. But his beauty is his important sin,too. The joy of Easter is more important to be only result of a savage pain. The Saviour is the Son of God but, the symbol of hope and love in same measure.
He is not the Great Victim or the subject of exhibitionist exercise. The suffering of Jesus must be occasion of meditation,meekness and repentance not violent show. So, for me, this film is a art gallery. Pictures by El Greco, Grunewald, Caravaggio or Michelangelo are pieces of a interesting exposition for to present the Roman Chatolic faith, sensitiveness, vision about Crist, in a massive way. I don't believe in a propaganda gesture but, some words of important Rome's and Constantinople's clerics are arguments for the differences of vision not about a film, but about the Christianism reflexion in two Christian Churches.
The virtue of film- Maia Morgenstern acting. She is Mary in a same style who create not only emotion or admiration but a very subtle compassion. The result- a strange film, fruit of Gibson's reflexion and faith, realistic, brutal, bloody but at a great distance of religious message statute. A slice of Roman history but, for a part of Christianity, not a story about Jesus. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.
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I think your going to like it. Its totally original. We are all about Random acts of recognition, celebrating whats going well in the world and encouraging people worldwide. The show would revolve around Team Good Signs adventures in spreading positivity. Optimism is in fashion and people are hungry for it. The reactions that we get are priceless and would make for reality TV Gold. One of the many concepts we have for a show is that we will contact a local organization and ask them to point out some people within that organization that are doing a good job and deserve some recognition.
We will then show up to that place and surprise them with the Good Signs and celebrate their efforts with awards and gifts! The reactions will be amazingly entertaining and empowering. This would be in addition to our regular and very fun and entertaining street activities where we do the same thing with complete strangers at random.
Comment by Eric Dennis - April 16, at am. Your blog is a nasty mess; no optimization and no strategy or offer. Sure I agree that you should follow your effort and not your passion but how is this considered new information? Your a multi-millionaire, spend some money and learn Internet etiquette! Comment by Marshall Adler - April 15, at am. Talk about effort? What about the effort of your part time employees. They make peanuts. Some of them a long time, 7 yrs. Some of them juggles several other jobs and school while working around the Mavs scehdule just to be part of the Mavs organization.
Still a Mavs fan just not a Cuban fan. Good advice, Mr. When I became a public school teacher, passion was what landed me the job…but my effort was what kept me going, seeing the results day after day. Comment by Holly Havelka - April 13, at am. Pingback: The Shirk Report — Volume Pingback: Thursday Links. Great advise! Too many people think that by just showing up that they are special.
Those who put in the extra efforts and extra work will reap their rewards. Comment by James R. Clawson - April 12, at pm. Comment by Aman Sharma - April 8, at am. NIce topic Mark! Comment by Eduardas Kubilinskas cr34t0r - April 7, at pm. For my money, passion and a positive attitude can lead to trouble. Passion without purpose is like an empty bag. Passion, applied to purpose, while not forgetting a plan is being on the right track. Reblogged this on The Business Circus. Comment by nameetpotnis - April 5, at pm. Pingback: Visit Indonesia. Very true Mark and very well said. Comment by Laura Reeves ifiredmyboss - April 4, at pm.
What if your passion is for helping people, and you spend most of your time finding ways to help others.
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They say the more you help people, the better your life will be, and I went to a seminar many years ago that mentioned if you focus on how to help others, wealth will follow. Comment by leslietennie - April 3, at am. Right on. I ditched it and focused on another idea I had. Now I spend less time on it and I make more money. Comment by hcglevelsinpregnancy - April 3, at am. You are my mentor Mark Cuban and I only have a few of these. I will tell you tomorrow why you are when I am refreshed. Comment by whitewoody - April 3, at am.
Comment by Rafastore rafastore - April 1, at pm. Well, I am doing my best to follow my effort in building a business blog — Tumbleweed Marketing Analytics — that will tank in the top 50 business blogs list according to Strategist News. If you have any advice for me, I would very much appreciate it.
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But, regardless, a great post about passion and effort. Comment by Tom Wolfer - March 31, at pm. The persistent one is at it again. Let me say first that this was an excellent post by you. I had a great revelation after reading this post. I spent 20 hrs looking at stock charts and oning my skills. It does take time to see all the angles. Forget the poker eventhough I made a lot of money. There is way more money in swing trading specific stocks. Remember this it is not what you can do for me it is what I can do for you.
That is my goal and I will keep eating kraft dinner until I prove this to him. Comment by whitewoody - March 31, at pm. Very nice information. Comment by whitewoody - March 30, at pm. I got passion for stock trading. I just got back. Can you write in your next blog about why you stated it is better to have your money in cash then in the markets. Comment by Jessica Hager - March 30, at pm. Comment by JOMtonton jomtontontv - March 28, at pm. Too often, people fall into their careers without much thought, and this leads many people to be unfulfilled. People need to be intentional in charting a course for their career that aligns with their motivated abilities, interests, values, and personality type — knowing up front there will likely be twists and turns in the road.
I encourage people to begin with the end in mind! What kind of a career do you want to create? An object in motion tends to stay in motion, and an object at rest tends to stay at rest. True clarity always comes from engagement — and sometimes that means making mistakes and learning from them — knowing what you want to avoid in the future. Success will also likely depend on teamwork — networking contacts, supportive friends, and maybe even the help of a professional career coach and resume writer.
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Purpose inspires passion and passion inspires performance. Sure make the effort to develop competence too. Comment by Vivek Khanna - March 28, at am. Comment by Sportexts Sportexts - March 27, at pm.
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Mark, your big payday came from your passion around sports? Would Cameron have created Auido Net and would you have worked so hard to build this company if it were not about sports? I wish I would have received that advice a long time ago. Comment by Bobby Zuckman - March 27, at pm. Comment by Phil Bowermaster - March 27, at pm. Comment by Mike Krupit - March 27, at pm.
Check it out. Comment by Daniel Canfield - March 27, at pm. Mark, I like that angle a lot. But something you are passionate about often does. Both viewpoints are valid: follow your effort and follow your passion. The main article takes if from one end: if you put a lot of effort into something and become good at it, you enjoy it more and will likely develop some passion for that… Yes, I can see how that could happen as it appeals to our ego to be good at something and passion comes from there.
However, there is another way. Find something you are passionate about already, and put all your effort into that. First, look at your passions in turn, and take them to their ultimate, best possible outcome, the rein that in to the most realistic, likely outcome. Triage by holding that against what you materialistically want from life.
You need both sides to balance to be happy. Then, by all means, put your effort into that. As you are already passionate about it, you should find that easy and enjoyable, even if it is really, really hard work. I firmly believe that you need a little give and take in ALL areas of life to find that balance that makes you happy overall. If I were to try to turn that passion into a living, I would probably be quite poor! That would be tragic.
But, a little lateral thinking can help: if I had managed to become wealthy enough, I can see myself setting up a martial arts centre, staffing it with some of the top people I have met and am fortunate to be able to call friends. Bonus: martial arts teachers usually come with ready made classes and a lot of people clamouring for even more hours of training. A centre at reasonable rates also often attracts other arts — just make sure you screen for quality both in terms of teaching and in terms of people.
One bad egg can kill your brand. Comment by Geoff Saulnier - March 27, at am. Pingback: Non seguire la tua passione, ma il tuo impegno Infinite Backlinks Blog.
Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer in history, made a fortune from it, and hated every minute of it. I think it depends on what you want out of your life. If you just want to be happy whatever that means , then I would say have at it. Good luck with that by the way. This will be the bulk of the effort that Mark is writing about.
Two important notes — 1 You need to be really really good. Just being as good as everyone else will not put you in a position to make lots of money. Nothing is worse than waking up at 40 years old, with a family and bills, and realizing you have no saleable skills, knowledge, or experience with which to make a comfortable living. Millions of Americans make exactly this mistake by the way. The second route is the entrepreneurial route. To make it short, find opportunities and exploit them oversimplifying a bit I know.
This will require knowledge, hard work, research, persistence, and money. People who say you can start a business with little or no money are liars — usually trying to sell you something. Unless you are already financially comfortable, avoid all forms of gambling at all costs. This includes poker, trading of any kind, and the lottery.
Set your financial goals based on the life you want to live. Example — Nice home, 2 cars, 2 nice vacations per year is achievable with mid to high six figures or a few million. Comment by Jason Mosley - March 25, at am. Besides that recent Laker game, he was getting closer to delivering than most people realize—good positioning, just missing shots…. It may sound simplistic, but infuse a little happiness, joy and fun into Lamar Odom—and i think that shot will start falling. Comment by C. Wilfer cbwilfer - March 24, at pm. I learn something new everyday.
Comment by Herschel Everett - March 24, at am. Learning, and ME Steve Weiss. This proved to be an excellent plan! Today a rep from the leading morning TV talk show in my city Edmonton called me. They want to feature my company on their show on April 13th. This is HUGE exposure. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Reading your post gave me the confidence to take publicity into my own hands. Comment by shawnmackey11 - March 23, at pm. Everyone introduced themselves by their name and passion. I found it rather embarassing. Lots and lots of sex would be really awesome! I think it may be a matter of how you interpret the word Passion.
My Midwestern upbringing led me to associate the word Passion with family or ones deeply held beliefs. As in: What sustains you? What becomes easier the more you do it? What recharges your batteries in the act of doing? Comment by Warren Stringer - March 23, at pm. Love Cuban he is totally right here, everyone asks how to become successful looking for magic wand, just work hard and success will follow. Comment by Craig Trapp - March 22, at pm. Excellent, concise and straight to the point essay. I feel this is dead on and are words to live by.
Thanks for sharing. Comment by Kevin Edmondson - March 22, at am.
Pingback: Quote Today World of Canggih's. Comment by Dad - March 21, at pm. I am really surprised about the controversy this has garnered. See what you like doing, the chances are you are already doing a lot of it. If you like sports, then you are either playing or watching a lot of sports.
Chances are you will be able to devote the time required to it to make it successful. People vastly underestimate how hard it is to be successful. I see problems when someone sees something cool and believes that that is their passion without ever having done it. Comment by Mike Martel - March 21, at pm. I liked the ideas here so I showed this to a friend whose viewpoint I find to be wiser and less subject to tunnel vision than my own and her comments were:.
People who spend the majority of the time working hard at a job because it puts food on the table. Be interesting for you to spend some time with other sectors of American society and see if your ideas seem good in those contexts. I look forward to a post about your experience if you do this. Where I was working jobs just to pay the bills, having to write checks to friends who wrote checks to my landlord or the electric company just to buy a day or two to get the money in my account.
Even when I was exhausted I would dream about the things I would love to do. I still have the lists I would make of dream jobs. I had no interest in technology back then. It wasnt what I was passionate about. But I happened to get a job doing it. And while I thought my passions were elsewhere, and a lot more exciting than selling computers, i found that the more I worked with computers, the better I got, the better I got, the more I liked them. This came after having jumped between jobs, getting fired and just trying to pay the bills.
Not everyone falls into the right job and ends up really liking it. But everyone who is in a job that dont like dreams of what they would rather be doing and thinks that is their passion. Many of us not only dream, we dabble. But when those dabbles turn into effort, every waking and available moment type of effort, you will be amazed how good things can happen. The problem is that most people never get past messing around with things they like. Some great comments here. What I heard you saying is that if you work hard at something, you get good at it.
So you ARE saying that one should do something you are passionate about right? So it seems to me that we are advocating the same thing, but going about it differently. But they have no passion for it. Are these the kinds of numbers we want to perpetuate? You can only get up for from where you are for 3 reasons…. Many things will go through your mind during this time which can take days by the way but there will only be one or two that will NOT let you stay still any longer because you MUST start doing it!
And oh.. Comment by Herky Cutler - March 21, at pm. I read this blog because of a discussion that took place last night. This is an excellent topic.
Passion is at the very core of my work and I believe it is the fire that fuels success. I agree that effort is essential and a love for pet rocks will probably not pay the bills. However, a passionate effort will always prevail. Passion multiples your effort. Every player in the NFL has given and does give an effort. The question then becomes, can you work hard, give an effort, and not be passionate about the work? Chicken before the egg. Comment by Tyler Platt tylerplatt - March 21, at pm. Comment by TIm Jordan - March 21, at pm.
Comment by Jonathan Pelosi - March 20, at pm. Have been perplexed by the success of Mark Cuban and yet the more I listen and read and withhold judgement about the perception that he is an immature guy who berates refs , the more I appreciate the effort, hard work and dedication he puts into the pursuit of excellence. This blog is simple and profound, that is a nice gift to receive.
Comment by Gil Brady - March 20, at pm. Mark — I blogged a follow up to your advice. Comment by Sports Marketing Prof - March 20, at pm. Mark, your are half right. Passion or engagement is usually a sign that you are tapping into a natural talent. Sustained effort can not be maintained unless you are using your natural top talents.
On paper that would seem like a pipe dream — at that time. Comment by mrexmiller mrexmiller - March 20, at pm. Comment by Jesse Gunn - March 20, at pm. Comment by Amartya Chakraborti - March 20, at pm.