“If you are influenced by the opinion of others, you will have no desire of your own.” – Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich)
Passion is defined as an intense desire or enthusiasm for something; a strong and barely controllable emotion.
I was filling out a questionnaire online today and this question came up: “What are you most passionate about?”
I took a couple minutes to really listen to myself – to take this question and let it wrap around my mind. I started to write down all the things that I enjoy doing. This list comprised of things ranging from fitness to traveling to writing to meditating to spending time with people I absolutely adore. I want to be involved of all of these activities, at different times of my day and periods of my life, but this all ties into one simple message. I am passionate about spreading the message to do what you love.
Having discussions with people about this very topic is not always easy. Some questions that tend to come up are how do you make money from that? How do you support yourself? How do you support your family? Those questions matter, but they shouldn’t be the reason to divert you from pursuing what you love. This concept can be difficult to grasp if you’re constantly asking people for advice or trying to fit in to a certain group to be accepted. I’ve been there. I’ve been lost in the opinion of others, not having a clue if what I did was actually because I enjoyed it.
Everyone wants to be happy and successful. These two desires can only come when you declare what you’re passionate about. From blocking outside noise, from being courageous with your decision making and knowing that it’s coming from a place that no one else can have access to. Your own true self.