Are You Passionate About Your Passion?
It really boils down to just how passionate you are about your passion. Gee, that sounds like it came right from the Department of Redundancy Department, didn’t it? But, it makes sense when you take a closer look at it.
How many of us have plowed through our lives letting the winds blow our little boats where ever? I know, at times, I have. Things will happen, jobs will end, people disappear and the next person to offer us a life preserver is the one we’ll go with.
However, those who have firstly identified their passion are the ones most often with the life preserver to offer. They know where they are going, have their course set and rely on no one other than themselves. They are the leaders of the band, the one on stage, the one offering the webinar. They have a following, because being passionate about something shines through and it’s attractive and addictive.
Being passionate about your passion is measured not by how many books you’ve sold, but by the sense people get when they are around you. It’s a sense of commitment to something that is deep and wide. Nothing stops those of passion, nothing gets in their way and no one can steer them off course.
Sounds really appealing and alluring doesn’t it? There is even a draw to the word “passion”. When someone says they are passionate about something it’s as if E. F. Hutton* were speaking. We are drawn in, want to know what that person is passionate about and how they discovered their passion.
We’re finding that one of the keys to successful coaching is to help people identify what they are passionate about. Without digging into each of our very cores we cannot know and the knowing is essential for personal growth, satisfaction and achievement.
So, the next time someone asks you what you are passionate about don’t hesitate, know from your soul why you were placed here in this life and be ready to share it.
*For those who don’t know who E. F. Hutton was, per Wikipedia, the brokerage firm was best known for its commercials in the 1970s and 1980s based on the phrase, “When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen” (which usually involved a young professional remarking at a dinner party that his broker was E.F. Hutton, which caused the moderately loud party to stop all conversation to listen to him). Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend Tags: achievement, attraction, commitment, growth, passion, passionate, personal growth, satisfaction, success, unstoppable