Passion and courage is the legacy, I believe, my grandfather Vladimir Tretchikoff left me and this blog, inspired by his maverick spirit, is dedicated to passion and courage. Most people have an interest in their destinies, but they lack the passion or courage to fulfill them.
They don’t really believe the dreams God has put in their hearts.
As a result, they have not ignited their passion…their fire…the necessary fuel to do the things that will take them in the direction of fulfilling their dreams. Yet that is what separates the people who make an impact in the world and live truly fulfilled lives and those who just exist on the planet.
Have you discovered what your vision is? Having a vision…a dream for your life that you are connected to, is what ignites your passion.
Finding something you can put your whole self into will fill your life with new hope and purpose. It will give you a reason for living. My vision has become my passion. It wakes me up in the morning, and it keeps me going when I’m tired.
It is an antidote to depression.It causes me to have resilience in the midst of great opposition, which interestingly enough, generally comes from my own judgments of myself, my own internal critic. There are many amazing passionate people out there…many of whom I will be talking about on this blog post. One in particular is a woman called Dr. Brene Brown (www.brenebrown.com). She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. In her latest TedTalk, Dr. Brown refers to our internal critic and say’s it runs two tapes; the first is ‘not good enough’ and if one can manage to talk it out of that one, the second tape is ‘who do you think you are?’
Having a powerful vision that you are committed to, combined with the passion that it ignites support one to develop the muscle to acknowledge the internal ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘who do you think you are?’ recording and not to react to it. I’ve come to realise, I can’t necessarily change the tape or make it stop, but I can choose whether I listen to it or not. In every moment I can choose to react from the internal critic or choose a response based on my vision…what I am committed to.
And what I am committed to is igniting passionate, creative hearts, in particular that of our youth, through guiding them to connect to an inspiring vision for themselves and their lives. You see, I know that the more someone takes passionate action towards achieving an inspiring dream they have for themselves and their life, the more they push beyond their usual limits, the more they discover capabilities they weren’t even aware they had, the more courageous and confident they become and ultimately the more fulfilled they are.
My vision is a world where we can all see and believe the dreams God has put in our hearts.