I believe in living a passionate life. But what is passion? If you ask me this question now, I will say it's a drive, an energy. If you know how to harness it, and direct it towards something you love, then you can create greatness. I use to think that passion just meant being enthusiastic, but now know it's more than that.
"Without passion you don't have energy. without energy you have nothing." Donald Trump
We all have innate talents that we're born with but because it's natural we overlook it and don't act on or develop the things we have a passion for. However, to create something you're passionate about you've got to have a dream, a vision, a goal and the will to succeed. Look around you, all the things you see were built with passion and someone's dream to leave a legacy of themselves.
"Because you are a creation of God, you reflect the divine qualities of creativity, wisdom and love." Doreen Virtue
I had passion for many things as a child but as I grew up, I didn't focus on any particular aspect of my passion. I would be very passionate about a certain job that I was doing and then felt the urge to move on to something more exciting. It wasn't until I was medically retired that I was forced to delve deep inside, to rediscover my real passion and values; to turn my disabilities into abilities; my weakness into strength; my fears into faith. The saying that "everything that kills you make you feel alive" is true. I've never looked back since. I live my truth in everything I create, every words I write or say and if it has an effect on some people's lives, then my life on this earth would have been worth it.
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style." Maya Angelou
I think as an adult most of us don't pursue our passion/dream because we think that we are not good enough, we won't make any money from it, we are afraid that someone will laugh at our ambitions and so on.
"Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and above all don't let anyone limit your dreams." Donovan Bailey
I use to admire those kids at school who knew exactly what they wanted to do. I knew a girl who failed her exams three times but never gave up because she wanted to go to University. I know if this had been me, I would have given up thinking I was no good, but she knew what I now know, to follow your dreams you have to push through the barriers of failure to succeed. She had a vision, a goal and the passion to keep going even when she was down because she kept focused on the prize. And the prize wasn't going to University, but to be somebody, to do something of significance. You'll be surprised to know that people who go after their dreams like that are few.
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Nelson Mandela
Yes, if I knew then what I know now, I would have achieved more, but the truth of the matter is that I never had a dream. I was always a passionate person but without a goal. I was sleepwalking through life just like everyone else.
"Passion is knowing what you want and never stopping until you get it." Unknown
Start now! You're never too old or too young to start living your passion. Let passion wake you up every morning. Stop sleepwalking through life helping others build their dreams. Although, there's nothing wrong in helping others and some people are passionate about being part of something great. For inspiration you may want to read Shift Happens: How to live an inspired life by Robert Holden
"If you cannot do great things do small things in a great way." Napoleon Hill
But, if you are unhappy in your job it may be a sign that you have a dream of your own. I dare you to build that dream. I dare you to take the hard road. I dare you! You wouldn't have a dream if it wasn't possible. What is your legacy? What is it you want to leave behind or people to remember you for when you leave this earth? Preferably. you'll want to leave this world a much better place.
"Any authentic creation is a gift to the future." Albert Camus
So, there's no time like the present time to grace the world with your present. Until next time.
Let passion be your life
Your motivation, your drive
The fire that keeps you alive
Don't settle for a sedentary life
You might be free from strife
But you weren't born for an ordinary life
S R Lore
I am a person who is into self development and I am always learning and striving to be the best of myself. I like to empower others to make a difference in theirs and others lives. I also like to express myself creatively through poetry. "I'm an architect, of myself...."