"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them." ~ Henry David Thoreau.
There's a lot of talk about how to bring the best out of people. Much of it focuses on awakening a passion, drive, or desire hidden deep within. It's almost as if we are instructed to go on a quest to evaluate experiences and external stimuli. Then pick one that makes us sing. Experts seem to be saying "Go on this journey and simply figure out what inspires you along the way." ~ Then pursue that path.
Meanwhile what happens?
"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation" ~ waiting for inspiration to strike so they may sing their song.
I'm certainly no expert, and hell "Quiet desperation" could well be written on my tombstone, but here is what I figure it all comes down to:
Get up early and be grateful ~ Watch the sunrise.
Do your best each day to challenge and inspire others by example.
Tain't what you do
But how you do it
That makes this life
Worth Goin through it.
Taint What You Do ~ But How You Do It.