If your answer was nothing, then answer this? When was the last time you felt passionate about something? Anything?
The two articles below are about passion and I encourage you to read both of them and reflect on passion in your own life. Just as flour is a key ingredient in bread, passion is a key ingredient in a successful life.
We talk about passion, but do you know what it really is? Of course you do, but let’s take another look at it as a refresher.
pas·sion (pshn) n.
1. A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.
a. Ardent love.
b. Strong sexual desire; lust.
c. The object of such love or desire.
a. Boundless enthusiasm: His skills as a player don’t quite match his passion for the game.
b. The object of such enthusiasm: Soccer is her passion
So – it is a powerful emotion and boundless enthusiasm.
Remember your first love when all you could think of was him or her? You talked on the phone for hours and couldn’t wait to see him again even though you just saw him an hour ago? Remember how you’d wait for the phone to ring just hoping he’d call again? And on and on? That was passion.
Remember when you learned something you absolutely loved doing? It might have been sports, cooking, sewing, computer games – it doesn’t matter what – but you just didn’t want to stop?
That’s boundess enthusiasm.
And then you grew up. You may have gone college and earned a degree. You may have gone to graduate school and post graduate school. Or you may have entered the workplace in the first job you could get. Either way, you may be in a job or position that just doesn’t excite you. If so, how successful are you in this position or this job? How excited are you to go to work every day?
If you have no passion at work, do you have passion anywhere in your life? Oh I hope so because passion is ingredient that gives life a great flavor.
You see this in MLMs. Those people who have great passion even though they don’t have great knowledge of the product or extensive business savvy often go to the top passing by those who have studied the product for hours on end and those who know all the proper approaches and how to counter all the objections. They build an organization without really planning on it. They just love the product and want everyone to know about it.
Isn’t it the same with everything? Rachel Ray states, “Passion trumps professional training and education.” I agree with her.
So I ask you again, “What do you have passion for?” What give you a powerful positive emotion and boundless enthusiasm?” Maybe you can have passion for your own self improvement. Hmm. What a concept.