Passionately Curious. This isn't what it sounds like...

Photo: Yellowstone 2007

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
-Albert Einstein

I love this quote because I once remember my Dad telling me, "The majority of people in the world will only give about 50% effort into what they do. If you are willing to give 100% or even more, imagine what you can accomplish." After 6 years of college, I've discovered this is SO true. So many people expect some other authority to tell them what needs to be done or give them a pamphlet listing the step by step directions to a successful career. (...and sadly, many professors fall into the 50% category too) Those who have a passion and are willing to investigate and push themselves as far as they can go are those who truly get somewhere and seem satisfied with the final product. I'll admit that I fall into the less than 100% effort category when it comes to things like Law for Architects (sorry Anthony)...but I truly try to always push myself beyond what would usually be expected or accomplished. I'm comparing this to school...but this is all true in any situation. I hope that in life, we are all remembered as being "passionately curious"....

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