Don’t dumb yourself with passions
If you have identified your passion and haven’t executed it as yet because you are still waiting for right opportunity, I regret it’s not your’s, as of now. If you aren’t sure, you just have to ‘ACT’ by jumping off with your leap of faith
In order to qualify the club you need your passion to speak for you.
A whisper in your ear
Your passion adds joy to your life because when you are following your passion you are in sync with yourself. Passion is the genesis of genius, You do something for which you aren’t paid at all but still you do it for your own joy, its your passion.
But wait, your passions are getting you nowhere until you turn them profitable, I know you love your passions but you have to keep some love and compassion for the month end bills. Your passion may make you feel good for a while, but it’s not the only thing you need to carry through and you can’t survive simply on them.
In fact you have been be-fooling yourself with some activities which you call your passions. You don’t like to put in the hard work upfront to become excellent and indispensable. You’d rather play around with things you love and just hope that the world rewards them for it.
Passion is barely controllable emotion which leads you to head towards to create something great which matches your conviction. As an outburst of this compelling emotion our mind sets into auto suggestion mode and we can keep ourselves indulged for hours.
All of us love our passions and we keep following them, but step back and make sure your passion has a direction. Passion behaves like an engine a powerful engine but with no direction at all. You need a navigation system to keep all that power on course. Once you are clear with your objectives passions works like auto pilot mode. You can’t create a masterpiece without passion, it creates good things – so good to ignore.
Passions are expensive
Don’t simply follow your passion; follow everything including your own time, effort, resources and energy. It will lead you to your passions and to success, however you define it. If you simply keep on chasing your passions you may have to pay big price.
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet – African Proverb
You can’t be passionate about your identified passions all the time. You yourself decide how many hours of the day you can devote to it. If you still can’t find enough time, you need to find a different thing to care about. Because the guilt of not doing the thing you love most, may very well be the worst guilt of all.
Do not assume your passions
I craft my blog post after doing good research and pouring my life experience. But writing has never been my favorite hobby, I treat writing as my work, a very meticulous work. A blog post of about seven hundred fifty words take week’s of incubation time in my head.
Having said this doesn’t qualify that I do not enjoy writing. More I write more I become passionate about it. The way it really works is that you have to get good at something, and then you become passionate about it. I am more passionate about the topics that I write about more than the act of writing itself, this keeps me going. Realizing your passion takes a lot of hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before.
I don’t believe in hobbies – if you are really passionate about something it should be your job. – David Sacks, Founder of Yammer
Moonlight your way to passion
One of your inherent traits is that you are passionate about something and usually more than one thing. There are always going to be things you love to do or you dream about doing in your life. If you really wish to know about the person – What you will become some day, start scrutinizing yourself and find out the points where you apply your time most – you will get the answer.
When you put effort at something you become good at it. When you become master of it you start enjoying it more. When you enjoy doing something, there is a very good chance you will become passionate about it. When you are good at something, more passionate and ready to devote your time and energy to excel and be the best at it, you will surely end up with a masterpiece.
I am a big admirer of Guy Kawasaki, and recently while promoting his latest book I got an opportunity to seek a suggestion from the master himself and got the enchanting reply..
— Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) February 23, 2013
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