One Minute! One Idea! Ep. 10 "Follow Your Heart and Embrace the Inevitable"

Welcome to "One Minute! One Idea!" – where we Deconstruct what’s happening at the intersection of innovation, human potential and the things we do to unlock it, known as Leadership.

Today’s idea is a double-header - ” Follow Your Heart and Embrace the Inevitable”.

We’re often told to “embrace our passions” – but that always sounds to me like the first part of an If-Then Statement – “IF you embrace your passions, THEN things (the universe, your opportunities, your student debt) will somehow align around that and make things easier. In my experience, that’s not how it works, and here’s why.

Passion, by definition, is a “strong emotion”. Strong emotions, come and go, but the things we really love, the commitments we feel in our hearts, now THEY go on.  Did I just say “The Heart Will Go On?” I guess I did.

But that’s only part of it…by Following Your Heart you’ll set yourself up for the consequences…many of them will be good, but some won’t and when those challenges inevitably come, that’s the struggle you’ll need to embrace.

So here’s a teaser on the Season 2 case study. After years of living in the suburbs of major cities, my wife and I decided it was time to Follow our hearts, embrace the inevitable and return to our roots. What happened next? Tune in to episode 3 to find out.

- Dennis Out