Passion?

The word passion has a simple meaning and yet it is very effective in our lives. It just means “To truly believe in something, have strong feelings for something you are passionate about and have an overwhelming desire for that something”. Every single one of us has a passion or for some of us many passions.  

You may not realise you have a passion, but you do. Figuring out is not really hard. You may have been to that stage many times but your life may not have recognized it as your passion. Passion does not come forcefully or you make it come out forcefully…you may wonder what this means, an example “A friend of mine who loves editing videos decided to do Photoshop training for some time, he had an interest because his friends were doing that training as well”. You may wonder what this means, what this means is Passion is something where you have a strong interest and has a larger purpose for you. What is the point of doing all this if you don’t enjoy yourself? Don’t make passion for someone else do it for yourself.

But saying all this, there are some people who figured out their passion when they were kids. From my experience, the parents wanted their child to be something which they desired or saw an ability in their child so they made sure that the child have been entered in lessons or whatever the child needed to become. As the child started to get used to all the training, the chid became more skilled thus their passion grew. An example to this “Sachin Tendulkar started playing cricket at the age of 15, he had a passion about cricket, he did not play for money, he played because he enjoyed it, he recently ended his career as one of the best player ever known in cricket”.

I didn’t find my passion when I was in school, when I did start to get an idea about my passion, I was redirected to other things by either my parents, relatives, or by my own ideas of what we should do or for me it was what would pay us the most money. I think most of us had this thought/idea at some stage in our life.
So here we sit in our passionless lives, doing nothing which feels boring and meaningless. There is no taste to it. How do we create a fun/passionate life now? Create an equation and this is how mine looks like and your could also look similar:

Overwhelming Interest+Hard work+No excuses+Purpose= Passion

  • You must have an overwhelming interest on something to begin with.
  •  If you don’t work hard, you won’t achieve it.
  • At the beginning it will be fun but midway throughout, you may feel exhausted or can’t continue, then don’t make excuses and keep working.
  • It has to mean something in your life and must have a purpose in your life.
If you are ever going to find your passion, always have an interest to begin with. Then start working hard for several days and months. When working hard, never make excuses or give up in any ways.
If everything is going accordingly to your equation, then you will become deeply engaged in that something. Then it will get to a deeper level in terms of purpose in your life. And that is a recipe for a good passion or even life passion for some. But remember this nothing is easy without hard work, don’t just rely on words. You must put in the effort too and never give up!


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