True Passion


“True passion demands something from us. It requires a sacrifice on our part. If we’re really passionate about something, we’re happy to invest our time and money and energy in it. In fact, that’s one of the tests to help us determine what our passion is-whether we’re willing to pour ourselves into it.” – from Fred 2.0 by Mark Sanborn


This is a quote that a friend of mine recently shared through social media. I haven’t read the book, but I just might have to check it out. Fluffy quotes don’t typically do much for me, however, this one really got to me! My passions have definitely changed in the last several years. It really has been an exciting time. I have had several passions, though… and some seem to be outgrown. Sometimes they fight for my time and attention, leaving me tired and worn. Sometimes passions are scary… especially the new ones that hint at change, or the ones that play games, leading you to wonder what you want to be when you grow up… and you’re 35. 


Know what I mean?  



About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit! View all posts by Patrick Keller

8 responses to “True Passion

  • Dean Martin

    I know exactly what you mean about passion’s and growing up. I’m turning 30 this April and I’m still not sure if marketing is exactly what I want to do. I’m debating on going back to school because my real passion is weather. I got discouraged from taking it because math is not my strong suit but I have also observed there aren’t much jobs for meteorology; that’s why marketing won my heart. I also like to write. Maybe I might be able to get into advertising…

    • Patrick Keller

      Well it seems to me that weather and advertising are both here to stay. Even though it’s easy for me to say, since I’m having the same issues, I say do what you love! 🙂 Keep us posted!

  • Maria Laing

    I think it is a blessing to have a passion for anything that opens the way for growth….maybe even into a different and new passion….. Bless you!

    • Patrick Keller

      Well Maria, I was just asked if I was interested in doing some family photographs in May… and even though I know that’s a whole different bag from what I’ve been doing, and I’m not ready, I got excited about it anyway. 🙂 So… my passions are apparently changing from week to week. So… that makes it MORE risky to make a big move. 🙂

  • Annabelle

    “Whether we’re willing to pour ourselves into it”. Love this part, so very true. Now I just need another 100 years for all of my old love : )

  • Morguie

    Certainly I do! I was in my early 30s when I decided to plunge into my funeral service career…a place I always wanted to go but couldn’t get to before that point in time. I got there, through sheer drive and determination to make a dream a reality. It was my goal and passion. Find yours.

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