Motivational Monday ~ Stress or Passion

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

I’ve always found quotes from Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president of the United States speak volumes to me.

I enjoy working hard for something I love and have found it produces passion while working for something I don’t care about always brings on stress. That doesn’t work for me. My priorities changed many years ago when I learned to work smarter, not harder at a career that was important to me.

One of my favorite quotes from Teddy is:

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

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Comments (26)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Passion is a drive that is unfaltering, Dorie, otherwise it is something done to pass the time and we only have so many rotations before the final time clock is punched. Not me, by any means! Rod Stewart sings a song about passion...

Nov 07, 2022 06:40 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Lynnea Miller Yu are most welcome..I love all his quotes!

Nov 07, 2022 07:24 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Very true Kathy Streib !

Nov 07, 2022 07:24 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Passion is a drive that is unfaltering Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Nov 07, 2022 07:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It is important to identify whether it is stress or passion that is driving our lives.  If we can, we ought to ditch those activities that are stressful.  I know recently, things I  once found passionate about, were now more stressful. Sometimes we grow away from things, and need to seek new adventures.

Nov 07, 2022 07:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 07, 2022 07:27 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie - the two can be confused in some peoples mind especially watching someone with passion.  But that person is not focused on stress.

Nov 08, 2022 04:14 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I like many of Teddy's quotes too Dorie. I remember many years ago when I worked for an absolutely AWFUL person (UGH) how there was no way to have passion in my job because of all the stress involved!

Nov 08, 2022 04:21 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Good morning Dorie Dillard Austin TX Did you know the origins of the word passion? I looked it up years ago during Lent and learned passion meant to suffer. 

Nov 08, 2022 04:53 AM
Carol Williams

Interesting. 😗

Nov 08, 2022 06:45 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - some quotes speak to you and, of course, some authors do as well.  It can be quite special when you "find" such things.  

Nov 08, 2022 05:04 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Dorie,
Working at something we are passionate about isn't work at all, is it? As they say, time flies when you're having fun!

Nov 08, 2022 06:47 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Dorie Dillard Austin TX, I just can't imagine working in a job  I'm not passionate about. We're all wired differently, some people's passion can cause stress in others.

Nov 08, 2022 08:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

That's a wonderful thought Myrl Jeffcoat . I think you have a very valid point.

Nov 09, 2022 02:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat  for the feature! Most appreciated.

Nov 09, 2022 02:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good point Grant Schneider 

Nov 09, 2022 02:05 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

That is an interesting concept Leanne Smith . I've never equated passion to suffering..quite the oposite.

Nov 09, 2022 02:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I couldn't agree more Michael Jacobs 

Nov 09, 2022 02:06 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I agree its my happy moments for sure Carol Williams 

Nov 09, 2022 02:07 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Beth Atalay ..We are all wired differently for sure so we can't say one size fits all.

Nov 09, 2022 02:07 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Loving what you do is not hard work, It is passion. Love your quote Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Nov 09, 2022 07:41 PM