What stirs you up?
What causes you to talk with such passion that you barely come up for air?
Your passion is likely to be found right where you are fired up and the places in which you would most like to see change.
When we are passionate, we give our all, we go the extra mile in order to reach our target. When obstacles come we jump over them rather than accepting defeat. When others tell us we are fighting a losing battle or we cannot change the world we push on believing we can make a difference. We must feel strongly about a cause or a subject in order to have passion. Very few people petition and demonstrate for causes they either have no interest in or do not believe in. In some circumstances a person’s passion may relate to them personally and other times there is no link at all – just a deep desire to see change made and justice done.
When a person is passionate, they can come across as overpowering, animated and assertive. They can be seen as a matter of fact. My husband often says I am passionate when talking of causes close to my heart. I make no apology for this and am well aware I can become rather expressive when speaking (to put it mildly).
My husband likes to encourage, in fact he lives to encourage. When he teaches whether to a small group or a larger audience, his whole body comes alive. I joke about the need for him to drink water as he teaches as his voice becomes choked due to the straining!
Passionate people have drive and a desire to make things happen. The fact it has never happened before serves as no hindrance. There is always a first time for everything. As the late Nelson Mandela said:
“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
The comings and goings of life should not remove our passion. We should not allow our families, work/business, housework and juggling our day to day to affect our passion. Without passion we are coasting. Without purpose we are merely existing.
The majority of us can highlight at least one cause or subject we could sit and talk about all day. If you are unsure, simply ask your family or a close friend – they will tell you!
What influences your passion?
Have you found your passion has changed throughout life?
How have you held onto your passion?