So where’s the passion?

With so many outside influences vying for our attention on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that we jump from one thing to another. We are bombarded with so much variety and choice that we sometimes become confused and somewhat skeptical, we tend to tune out instead of tuning in.  Today passion is in short supply.

We take on a new project or activity with zest and zeal, we seem to be passionate and focused, at least that’s how it looks on the outside. But what’s happening on the inside? What is it that causes that flame to slowly dwindle and die? It all comes down to the lack of genuine passion.

Passion can only be nurtured through commitment and hard work. Those two words alone can conjure up visions of pain and hardship, with the prospect of very little pleasure. I guess that’s why so many of us avoid both like the plague.

For those that develop passion it can be one of the most satisfying and enlightening experiences in their lives. Passion gives us the vision to see outside the box, we grow, we explore, and we give gifts.

It is the driving force behind having an average life or one that’s extraordinary and memorable.

Jumping from one thing to another is easy, but is the prize that you’re jumping for actually worth the effort? Some things actually are. For instance if your passion is smoking and the prize was an anti-smoking patch to help you quit, is that a prize worth jumping for?  Of course, that’s a no brainer! What if you jump from one fad diet to another or one commitment to another?  Is the grass always greener? Sometimes, most times usually not.

The secret to developing genuine passion is to stick to the things that are good, the ones that create value and purpose in your life. Toss the crap, clutter and things that over promise and under deliver to the curb. If it’s too good to be true it usually is.

Here’s the secret formula for passion: Commitment + Hard work = Passion Now the secrets out.

What is your passion?

By: Master Tim Bell

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