What is Passion?
Passion and enthusiasm make life worth living.
When you feel passionate you feel alive. Life takes on purpose and meaning.
You know you’re passionate about something when you’re willing to take action.
Being 'interested' keeps you where you are.
You might try a few things but when they start getting difficult you quit and go back to what’s comfortable.
Being passionate means no matter what or how, you’ll get it done to the highest standard you can.
It doesn’t matter how long it takes or how many setbacks you have along the way, it’s your mission and you won’t stop until it’s done.
It's time to get more passion and enthusiasm in your life. Here's 8 things to be passionate about.
Why You Need Passion
Passion gives life meaning. Without it, you have a mediocre existence.
You can tell the difference between a person who’s passionate about life and someone who’s just plodding along.
The passionate person has a zest for life.
Passion isn’t something you’re born with, or that falls out of the sky into your lap, without you having to do anything.
It's something you make for yourself. It starts with a decision about how you want to live your life.
Here's 8 things you can be passionate about right now ...
8 Things to be Passionate About
1. Personal Development
Personal development means just that; developing your 'self'.
The purpose of personal development is to increase your quality of life.
Set new goals and change your thoughts and habits so that they support you to achieve those goals.
Change your lifestyle in a way that empowers you and gives you more fulfilment.
You can read books and learn about new things, and start taking better care of your physical health.
The opportunities you will encounter as a result of developing yourself are endless.
2. Physical Health
Physical health is something that you can’t afford to neglect.
When you’re out of shape and feeling down you’re probably neglecting your health.
If you have no passion or excitement in your life, thriving physical health could be what you’re missing.
Exercise, of course, is a prerequisite. Find an activity you enjoy and do it. Don’t think about it, don’t procrastinate or be indecisive, just do it.
But there's more to it than just exercise. Be aware of the food you’re putting into your body each day.
Is it strengthening your health or destroying it?
Also be sure to get the right amount of sleep so you wake in the morning feeling energised and ready to go.
3. Your Hobbies and Interests
Nothing ignites passion in your life like investing your time and energy into something you love.
It could be anything from martial arts, a new language, building a new business or playing a musical instrument.
Dedicate time and energy to becoming the best you can be at one particular thing.
Imagine how good you’ll be in 12 months from now in your chosen area if you focused and worked hard on it every day.
Having a dedicated hobby, interest, or obsession gives meaning to your life.
Feelings of progress and accomplishment ignite passion and excitement.
You're stimulating your brain and increasing your skills at the same time.
You also feel a lot better about yourself when you work hard at something and start to reap the rewards.
4. Your Finances
Finances are one of the primary sources of stress for people.
Money is essentially freedom. When you’re carrying the heavy burden of debt, your options are limited.
Being in debt is like having a heavy ball and chain around your ankles. No matter how hard you try you can't move very much.
The fundamentals of getting on top of your finances are quite simple.
The difficulty people have is developing good money habits and sticking to them.
When you’re on to of your finances you feel better about yourself and you're more optimistic about life.
You have more options and freedom to do more of what you want.
To get good at anything requires intense focus at the beginning until you’ve built strong enough neural pathways in your brain to make the behaviours automatic.
You don’t have to be overly obsessed with money.
But you should be passionate about your freedom and quality of life. Getting on top of your finances will give you that.
5. Your Career
Are you in a career you love or one that you hate?
You improve your career prospects by improving yourself.
Increase your skill set and become more enthusiastic about your role at work. Do it better and more efficiently.
If you’re in a job you hate, get out of there asap.
Don’t give yourself the excuse of “well I have bills to pay”. Everyone has bills to pay.
That doesn’t mean you can’t become passionately obsessed with finding a new and better job while you're still working.
Get online, save a list of 10-20 jobs you're interested in then start sending off you're resume.
Call them a few days after you've sent it in to follow up that they've received it, with the intention of securing an interview.
6. The People You Love
It’s easy to take the people we love for granted.
But imagine for a moment how you would feel if they were to die tomorrow.
How much would you miss them? What would you regret not saying to them before they passed?
Did you spend enough time with them and give them enough attention when they were here?
Start making more of an effort to acknowledge the special people in your life.
Tell them you love them and how important they are to you.
Rekindle relationships that have become distant and disengaged.
Pick up the phone and call them, say hello and let them know you’re thinking of them.
Be grateful for who you have in your life. No one’s perfect, including you.
Put your petty differences aside and show kindness and love to the people around you.
Next time you’re having a ‘bad day’, smile at someone.
Being kind feels good, and immediately changes your state of mind.
The simple act of contribution can change your life. Contributing doesn’t mean being obsessively altruistic.
It means thinking about how you can add value to the world around you.
From smiling at someone or giving a genuine compliment to building an organization to eradicate homelessness, everything counts.
Passion about contributing can be applied to every area of your life. It makes you a better friend, parent, employee, husband, wife.
Contributing makes you a better person.
8. Taking Massive Action on Your Goals
Whatever problem you have in life, taking some form of action is the answer.
Whatever changes you want to make or goals you have to achieve, the only way you’ll ever have them is by taking action towards them.
Procrastination and “one day when” are the enemies of success.
If you persist in them long enough they rob you of your dreams and in time, your life.
If you want something to happen you have to make it happen by action.
Action should follow a solid plan. That plan should support the clear articulation of a goal or objective.
It’s astounding what you can accomplish when you make intelligent decisions and back them with consistent action.
Action becomes addictive. Once you start and experience the benefits you want to keep going.
Being a person who takes massive action towards your goals will give you more happiness and success than you ever thought possible.
How to Be More Passionate About Life
Passion doesn’t come from thinking or talking. Passion comes from doing.
We all have a choice; live a mediocre life, or take the bull by the horns and create something special.
In an office I once worked there was a lady who had a sign on her desk saying: “Do the thing and you’ll get the energy to do the thing”.
That was almost 20 years ago and I still remember it.
To be more passionate in life you have to do something.
The hardest part is getting started.
Once you begin the rest takes care of itself.
Now, what are you waiting for?
Quotes About Passion For Life
“You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.” —Sabrina Bryan
“I have to face life with a newly found passion. I must rediscover the irresistible will to learn, to live and to love.” —Andrea Bocelli
“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” —Mia Hamm
“Follow your own passion—not your parents’, not your teachers’—yours.” —Robert Ballard“There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela