Over the last few months, several people have mentioned to me that they watch Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. I have not been drawn to the show until recently when a friend told me about a presentation by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. I looked it up and was intrigued by her Super Soul Sunday topic: “The Flight of The Hummingbird, the Curiosity Driven Life”.
Gilbert has been a life long advocate for “finding your passion”. She refers to her approach in life as focusing on her passion like a jackhammer. Super focused, never wavering. She has encouraged others to “funnel every molecule of their being” to focus on their passions.
Yet, in this talk she backs away and reflects on what it was like to have someone from an audience in Australia challenge her passion message. This person challenged Gilbert to realize that not everyone has one single passion and to keep telling people to do that was actually causing harm. This jolted Gilbert to evaluate her perspective. [Read more…]