By Deb Bryan
A couple of well known dads have been in the news lately; Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter and Brett Favre of Green Bay Packers Football fame. Their stories were about how dad’s careers impacted their kids. In Steve Irwin’s case, his son, all of 9 years old and a bit of a chip off the old block, is to start co-hosting a show called, “Wild But True” on Discovery Kids Asia in 2014. (Now, how cool is that!) Brett Favre’s daughter isn’t faring as well due to her dad’s multiple head trauma issues; perhaps from the 525 sacks he experienced on the playing field.
Steve Irwin died in 2006 from a sting ray injury. Prior to his death, he regularly had his family on his television show but the thing they remembered most about their dad was his passion. They remembered his job because they have an opportunity to follow in his footsteps but it was his passion they hold as a valuable memory. Certainly, we all witnessed Brett Favres’ passion for the game of football during the 20+ years he played. Whatever you think about these men’s professions both had passion on display that affected viewers, co-workers, and their families. I would dare to venture to say passion even affected their talent and skill to do their job.
An old Indian fable, Tale of Two Wolves
One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Which of the two wolves do you think would create passion for you? It may surprise you but I believe both will. Gangster passion? Missionary passion? They are the stuff of legendary story but the first wolf will eat you alive.
So how’s the job search coming? Leaving any memories of passion even in this part of the job?
Deb Bryan has 20 years of experience in office management in the pharmaceutical industry. She has a passion for writing.
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