In whatever field your interests lie, consider your heroes. What earned them hero status? Good looks? Consummate talent? Faultless timing?
No doubt those can help. But take a moment to scrutinize the content of your life. Scattered here and there across its expanse are people with equally good looks, talent, and timing. Yet even in your wildest dreams you’d be hard-pressed to call them heroes. In fact they more than likely show all the signs of struggling to just get by.
Obviously, then, possession of the “recommended” outward trappings isn’t the guaranteed road-to-success so many would have us believe.
Well if it isn’t the styled hair, the expensive nose job, or the red Ferrari, what is it that makes a hero?
As simplistic as that might sound, passion remains the all-time, number-one motivator and fount of inspiration. It’s the inner-fire that can take you from here, now, to just about anywhere you can imagine.
When you are passionate about something, that passion gives you focus and energy. But more importantly, it gives you the perseverance to pursue your desires far past the point where most people cry, “Enough already! I give up. It’s not worth the price.”
When passion burns brightly in your heart and mind, you can’t give up. Even when confronted with overwhelming defeat, that passion will give you the strength to regroup and search out other more viable paths to your goals.
Of course some lucky souls have it hard-wired into their very being; they seem born passionate. Even so, no matter where you might find yourself on life’s long journey, passion always remains available. Always!
So how does passion arise?
Simply, and seemingly by accident.
It begins when a new idea piques your interest. You mess about with it, exploring its intricacies and enjoying its offerings. As your enthusiasm and enjoyment increases, you find yourself thinking more and more about your new interest, even at the oddest and most inconvenient times.
A spark was struck, a flame flickered and caught, and now each return to the interest fans that fire. And as the heat increases so does the depth and breadth of what is revealed to you. And it’s all so spine-tingling interesting!
You’re in deep now, diving deeper by the hour. The journey is fully underway and shows no sign that it will ever end.
You’re hooked, so passionately hooked. Rejoice and enjoy the blessings.
Passion; it truly is the spice of life.