Written by Talk N Vibe on 17/05/2021
What does passion mean to you?
Some may associate passion with the word LOVE in a relationship, which in fact passion is love in all you do.
Passion can push you to achieve greater heights once you identify your purpose.
Passion can be very obsessive too and we will look into this a bit later.
Passion is a strong desire that can get you to do amazing things. Passion is an emotion to be acted upon. Without action, passion yields no worthwhile results. Passion is the fuel in the fire of action.
Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it’s who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.
We are all naturally passionate at some point in our lives. We all start out that way at least. Most children contain the energy and love of life that sums up the spirited. Unfortunately, as life takes its toll, some of us lose our passion.
Here are 10 habits to help infuse your life with intensity again.
1. Passionate people are doers.
While passionate people often enjoy talking a mile a minute about what excites them, they back up their claims with action. Bring on the blood, sweat, and tears! The devoted will do whatever it takes to accomplish their dreams.
2. Passionate people are excited.
Passion is contagious! It’s hard to be around a fiery person and not get swept away in their excitement, even if it’s about something that you never thought could interest you. Passionate people live every day with the anticipation of great things.
3. Passionate people are courageous.
Passionate people are willing to do anything to get the job done. They face their fears head-on because they are committed to eliminate anything that holds them back from what they most desire.
4. Passionate people are positive.
Passionate people often don’t hang out with negative people. They come to value positivity in themselves and others, and don’t have time to entertain failure long. They have the ability to bounce back from setbacks quickly without losing enthusiasm. After all, they didn’t really fail, they just learned one more way to avoid attempting their mission. They still have thousands of attempts still untested.
5. Passionate people strive to be their best.
People with passion always want to offer their best to the world. They can be slightly perfectionist in their thinking, but it’s only because they see their output as a direct reflection of them. If they place their personal stamp upon it, it will be infiltrated with their essence.
6. Passionate people are motivating.
Need help getting started with a new project? Find a passionate person to get you off the couch! Passionate people are great coaches and motivators. They often care deeply for others and do everything they can to help them succeed.
7. Passionate people are happy.
Most passionate people who follow their life longings are happy and fulfilled individuals. They focus on their blessings and give back to others. They are glass-half-full people who choose to enjoy making lemonade with the lemons life throws at them.
8. Passionate people are accountable.
One of the best bits of advice I’ve ever received was that passion was a powerful driving force that must be channeled. If left unchecked, it could cause an explosion causing great destruction. However, if properly utilized, the same fire that once ruined could also be captured to power a steam engine for positive change. Passionate people learn to have others hold them accountable to channel their energy in the best possible way.
9. Passionate people are focused.
Passionate people know they have a job to do, and they do it with gusto. They run in the rain. They smile through the most menial tasks. No matter what distractions life throws their way, they remain laser-focused on their final objective. They don’t take easy detours, but plow in at full speed. The driving force within them won’t let them lose sight of the end goal.
10. Passionate people love to grow.
Passionate people never stagnate in the pool of despair, feeling they are finished. They always look for ways to improve upon themselves and their surroundings. Passionate people keep their childlike wonder about life. They are always learning, always growing, always experiencing new things. They squeeze every last drop out of life that they possibly can!
As mentioned earlier, passion can be a wonderful gift, but if you’re not careful, it can become an awful curse. Psychology researchers refer to this distinction as the difference between harmonious and obsessive passion, and argue that understanding the difference is key not only to cultivating long-term health, happiness, and performance, but also to avoiding suffering.
With obsessive passion, people tie their self-worth to the validation an activity might bring, and become more passionate about that than about doing the activity itself. With this mind-set, the experience of failure, or even just lack of progress — both of which are inevitable for anyone pushing boundaries — feels like a personal attack.
Turning an Obsession into Something Positive Turn it into something productive. Not all obsessions are bad; in fact, many people spend their lives trying to find their “passion”—that one subject that instills in them the desire to learn more and work harder. Let your obsession be your creative muse.
So with all this find your purpose which will lead you into your passion.
Passions are not chores but something to focus your energy towards. Make your passion your greatest strength in life. But remember your passion is your vision and no one else can have the same passion you have within you.