To achieve great things, you need strong feelings. What drives high-achievers? The answer is passion. Why are feelings such a commanding motivator? An intense strong feeling is the last thing you think about before you go to bed at night and the first thing you think about when you wake up. Intense strong feeling is like an addiction, and if someone told you to stop, it would be unworkable for you to give it up. Those who have been fortunate enough to know and chase their passions don’t mind if they are getting paid to do it or not. It is a part of the purpose, the calling in life, and without it, a bit is lost.
Fervor stimulates will. Ardor turns have-to into want-to. If I want something badly enough I will find the resolve to attain it, and won’t stop attempting until I reach it. Zeal is the essence of dedication. Enthusiasm is what deeply stirs us. Passion is the fire from within that motivates us. When fervor is missing, actions lack meaning and we don’t get the results we desire. Passion is the seed from which devotion blossoms.
However, following our passion is not simple or easy as it sounds. Those once-in-a-lifetime moments where what someone loves to do fall right into lap is infrequent. For most people, making time in their lives to do what they love takes patience, hard work, and persistence. It also depends on what you are passionate about. Some are lucky enough to have passions that fit nicely into a business model or into the business world, so if they work hard enough, are patient enough, and are persistent enough, they can turn their passion into a realistic career. Unfortunately, that is not the case for everyone. But that doesn’t mean you have to forego pursuing your passion.
Work is only one component of our lives or it should be. You need to make the commitment to find time and opportunities to get out and do things you feel intensely. In our overscheduled world, it is tough to carve out time to do things we truly love, but no one who seriously talks about pursuing their passion ever says it is easy. They do, however, unequivocally say that it is worth the effort.
It is vital to keep in mind that passion requires energy to grow and one of the best ways to get that energy is to share it with others. Just like a plant needs water, passion needs to be nurtured every day in order for it to grow to the point where it becomes understandable to the rest of the world. There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one we are capable of living.
What a feeling, first when there is nothing but a slow glowing dream that your fear seems to hide deep inside your mind. All alone, crying silent tears full of pride in a world made of steel, made of stone. Well, I hear the music, close my eyes, feel the rhythm, wrap around, and take a hold of my heart. What a feeling is being and believing. I can have it all, now I am dancing for my life. Take my passion and make it happen. Now pictures come alive, I can dance right through my life. Now I hear the music, close my eyes, I am rhythm. In a flash it takes hold of my heart. Now I really have it all.
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