Neely Dining Room was filled to capacity for the Belmont and Beyond Kickoff Event. Dan Miller, president of 48 Days and the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love, No More Dreaded Mondays and new book Wisdom Meets Passion, talked to students about writing their own story.
Miller said he believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits and our dreams and passions. Miller and his son, Jared Angaza, co-authored Wisdom Meets Passion: When Generations Collide and Collaborate. Angaza wanted to help Africa’s most oppressed and vulnerable women in Rwanda. Miller told Angaza that he needed to create a sustainable economic model. Now, the women are making high end, fashion jewelry. Miller encouraged students to dream big. He told students they have to have both wisdom and passion.
“Passion without wisdom is dangerous. Wisdom without passion is boring,” Miller said. He told students they are writing their own story, and they can either write a negative story of their life, or they can reframe their story and write a positive story. “What are your ideas for making a difference in the world? What will the movie of your life look like?”