Let me start by asking you a question. What are you passionate about? Here’s another question: Is your passion apparent to those around you?
I see many people who don’t have passion in their life. They are just not happy. They go to work and can’t wait to get home because It’s just a job for them. The get home and they don’t have any hobbies they love, and they don’t have a passion for their family life. They get into this robotic schedule where they go from place to place with no enjoyment for what they are doing.
That’s no way to live at all. If you fail to have passion for even one part of your life such as your job or your family, it will cause you heartache. Simply put, you must have passion to be successful.
I see too many people who work for decades without a passion for what they’re doing. They base their happiness on future events such as when they retire or when they get a big promotion. When those life events arrive, they realize that they are still unhappy. It’s because they lacked passion in their day-to-day life. If you are doing a job that doesn’t fulfill your passion in some way, you will not be happy.
The average person changes jobs eight times in their lifetime so if you’re in that situation, it may not seem possible to always work in your passion. Or, say your passion is something like becoming a professional ball player. That’s not likely to happen so does that mean your passion is in vain? Of course not!
You may not be able to become a professional player, but you can find a career that is somehow involved in the sports industry such as a sports agent or even someone who sells custom jerseys to local sports teams.
Here’s the thing. Everyone has a passion. You may not realize it’s a passion yet, but if something interests you and you want to pursue it more, then that becomes your passion. No person or aptitude test can tell you what your passion is because that comes from inside you.
Finding that passion and, more importantly, how to live out that passion will be the key to your success whether it’s on the job or in your home. When talking about your home life, you can easily interchange love for passion. You must work on those relationships and not expect life to be rosy somewhere down the line.
I want to close by sharing one more thing I want you to remember about passion and it’s 10 short words: “if it is to be, it is up to me.” Friends, if you want passion, not only is it something that is inside you, it’s something only you can cultivate. If you’re not busy growing, you’re busy dying.
Now, let me ask you again. What’s your passion? What are you doing about it?