Introducing the Wheel of LifeDecember 21, 2021
Getting Your Life in Motion and BeyondJanuary 21, 2022
Introduction: What is the power of passion?
Passion is a feeling of deep interest, enthusiasm, or excitement about something.
Passion gives you a rush. It makes you feel rich and powerful. You won’t ever want to give it up. People who follow their passion never look back. The only way to find your own passion is to pursue it. That’s the most powerful motivational tool in the world.
Passion is a feeling that drives a person to do what they love and to be successful at it. It is an inner drive that makes someone perform their best when doing what they enjoy. Passion may also be the use of one’s talents, skills, or abilities in order to produce something of value.
Passion as a Driving Force
People who pursue their passion don’t take their passion for granted. They know they will encounter challenges and obstacles. They will be more likely to persevere. If they are passionate about something, they won’t look past them or quit, even in the toughest times. They won’t let others define them and are unlikely to follow their dreams. In this way, passion will help you reach your goal. If you have a passion for something, it will lead you to success.
Hopefully, one of the many things you unearthed is knowing some sources of passion in your life. Pursuing our passions saturates our lives in beautiful colour, true meaning, and purpose.
Passion is one of the most powerful forces on this planet. It moves mountains and scorches the earth.
Too many of us live our lives without passion, without creativity, without life. We work to live instead of living for our dreams.
But I’m not satisfied with that way of life, and I don’t want you to be. I want you to live passionately, because that’s what matters in the end. That’s what creates happiness and fulfillment. That’s what separates those who succeed from those who don’t!
It often takes the values we hold most dear and puts them into action, which feels amazing. Each time you work on or engage with something you love, it creates joy inside of you like nothing else. Enacting your values by using your gifts and passions to give back to the world can give your life a yet higher and more rewarding boost.
In short, it’s really difficult to have a meaningful life if you don’t have passion. But passion isn’t you have it, or you don’t have it thing. If you are not sure of your passions, read blow for few suggestions to find some.
Finding Your Passion / Purpose
Try many things, get out there and stretch to try things differently from the things you will usually do. For example, if you’re a jock, go to the ballet. If you’re a home buddy, and like to read or do a little flower arranging, try something in the big city, just once like a big black and white ball.
Finding your purpose in life is an important and valuable journey. It’s one that many people embark on but never seem to come to a straightforward answer with. This is because this journey usually has different meanings for different people. Your purpose can be anything from starting a family, to becoming a doctor, or even founding your own company.
When participating in this endeavour, work to see the positives. For example, I don’t particularly enjoy operatic music. But following my own advice, I have stretched to go to the opera. And notice how much I liked the sets of the costumes. I had a genuine passion for the performers on stage. The journey to the opera inspired me to buy tickets, not to the opera, but to drop Broadway musicals. When they came to town. I loved it and found a genuine passion.
A passion will help you achieve your dreams. You’ll find endless energy and enthusiasm for whatever you love. Besides, passion will make you happier. It will give you a sense of purpose. It will drive you to achieve your goals.
Marry your passion
If you could do just one thing to transform your life, I would suggest trying to marry your passion and your work. Simply put, this means that you need to find something that you’re passionate about, and figure out a way to do it for a living.
I say this because so much of our time and our life’s energy goes into our careers that it could be a total game changer. And by the way, it’s okay if that passion changes. When I was 16, I was so passionate about the self expression and the excitement of modifying machines that running my company was an absolute pleasure. Today, however, I’m much more passionate about inspiring and empowering people, rather than the machinery. It’s important to check in every so often, and make sure that your work is in line with your passions.
People whose work is not a job but a passion. Experience a state of mind often referred to as flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the Hungarian psychologist. Flow is where your skill and the challenge at hand meet perfectly.
In a flow state, we lose track of time, let go of our inhibitions. Forget our concerns about external judgement. And we immersed ourselves in the task at hand in flow work is not work, as many people refer to it. But something that is fun, interesting and exciting.
But if you can’t manage or aren’t actually interested today in making your passion into your career, make sure that your career doesn’t make it so you’re too weary at the end of the day to pursue your true passions, which may exist in your leisure time.
It can be a rich source of satisfaction, meaning, and identity. People often ask, how do I figure out what I’m passionate about?.
Conclusion: How to Stay Inspired & Live with Purpose & Passion
In our experience, the best thing to do is to just get out there and try things outside of your comfort zone. Lots and lots and lots of things. If you’re a software developer, you know that technology is something that you’re pretty passionate about. But there are so many other things that could be a source of passion and round out our wheel of life.
So why not brainstorm some things that you really could never have imagined doing before? Let’s say Hip Hop festivals, poetry slams, stand up paddle boarding. You get the picture? Once you get out there and try some of these new things. Check in with yourself and make sure that you’re keeping a positive attitude. Look for the things that agree with you and try to focus a little less on the things that disagree with you.
It’s just a few hours of your life, you just might find that you’re having a fantastic time. If you’re noticing that it’s not like your thing, though, then at least it’s an excellent opportunity to practice cognitive reframing and positivity. You may not like the activity itself, but you may discover an appreciation for certain aspects of it, like illustrated before, which could then lead you closer to a new passion.
I think it’s really important to remember that the magic happens outside of your comfort zone, and that you really can only find those passions through trial and error.
Your happiness is your best source of motivation. When you find passion, you will enjoy everything you do. It will make you happy no matter what you do. Passion will help you live a life that’s true to you. And will make you a better person. So follow your passion and live a life that’s meaningful. You can’t go wrong with.