Wisdom from Lorna Nicholson

Life is about passion, finding something to do that makes you excited and gives you a reason to live.

That something can be anything. Too many people are afraid to live passionately because they fear they won’t be successful at their passion. Yes, some people, like professional musicians, actors, and athletes, make millions of dollars doing what they love and that is fantastic. Unfortunately, so many people look at them and say, “I can’t do that. I’m not good enough at my passion.” So they give up and live a life that is safe.

But, honestly, pursuing your passion doesn’t mean you have to make millions of dollars doing it.

Think of the woman, who at the age of 50, felt unfilled in her life so she decided to take an art class. As a young girl she loved art class, and always got A’s. Was she going to quit her job and take up painting at the age of 50? No. She still had a mortgage to pay. In the class, she created some beautiful water colors that she ended up framing so they could hang on her walls.

The first day she went to the class she was petrified that she wouldn’t be any good. Once there, however, she relaxed and remembered how much she loved to paint. Now, she can be seen outside, on sunny Saturdays, painting to her heart’s content….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Lorna has published over 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction, including the recent YA novel Through Indigo’s Eyes.

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Photo Credit: Gail Lynne Goodwin


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

heather g.
heather g.4 years ago

Ha-ha Who would know that a couch-potato would fill the page of comments? I thought her couch-potato comment was amusing, but didn't realize she was going to hog the page....

Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson4 years ago

Funny thing you say about the painter, I too have had that experience, being afraid, but did it anyway. I entered my first two paintings ever at a gallary organized by the art class I attend and I sold one. My first painting ever. It was a wonderful feeling to experience and I want more, I'm only 45. Thanks for the great article.

Mac C.
mac C.4 years ago

I enjoyed your article. Thank you.

Victoria B.
Jen B.4 years ago

Emma R. You again?!?!!! I'm truly starting to raise a brow to your comments....

Thank you Gail, great insight.

Sue H.
Sue H.4 years ago

If I knew where my passion was, I would surely follow it!

Emma Rose
Emma Rose4 years ago

too bad my passion of napping and watching movies doesn't generate cash!

Emma Rose
Emma Rose4 years ago

yes make sure your passion makes money to sell so at age fifty she has no more mortgage!

Emma Rose
Emma Rose4 years ago

yes make sure your passion makes money to sell so at age fifty she has no more mortgage!

Emma Rose
Emma Rose4 years ago

yes so when she dies someone is stuck with all her water color....funny...IF THEY SELL IT maybe they can make cash...omg!I