I really love napping.
And I’m not just talking about the typical uni-student practice of a quick midday kip. No. I’m more the 85-year-old woman style of a three-hour sleep in the afternoon followed by a cup of tea. It’s a problem.
This week in BCM112 I have been challenged to explore my passions. We have been exposed to whiz-bang drones, life changing prosthetic limbs and other stimulating and exiting projects which have made impacts on grand scales. It reminded me of a TedTalk video from Terri Trespicio last year, where she probed the idea of “passions” and how this can impact on the future that we create for ourselves. However, what I found most intriguing about her approach was her claim that “passion is not a plan, it’s a feeling… and feelings change”.
Now I know I can’t go to a future employer with the proposition that I have a passion for napping. As much as I can try to make an argument for it, the feigning premise remains. But instead I consider from this week in BCM112 I have realised what these successful people have in common. Instead of pursuing “passion” per se, I attribute their success to determination, hard work and the acceptance of failure. The quality that each of this week’s guest speakers share is their wholehearted ability to ‘put themselves out there’, without letting the fear of consequence, judgement or failure deter their goals.
It’s a lesson that parents and higher figures have encouraged for generations upon generations, and is certainly one which extends beyond this subject or even this degree.
Now that’s enough inspirational knowledge from me for one day, brb I have to go take a nap.