Does your passion have a great power?
Passion is something that is inside all of us. It has a great power and when we learn how to use it to our advantage we can achieve just about anything?
Someone asked me that a while back when I started my blog. You want to know how I answered them?
I couldn’t, I had to really think of what I liked.
That was really sad, I wasn’t sure what really made me happy!
I had just been living day-to-day, doing the same thing over and over, and never gave it much thought.
The day that realized that there was more to life, more to give myself, I felt free. I felt that I could ‘do’ so much more; I could ‘be’ so much more. I was somebody special.
The power of a passion is so individualized and so strong, that it is all yours, no one can take it from you, no one can match it or copy it, it’s yours and yours alone.
Did you know that you, yes you, have this power? (P is for Passion and Power)
What is Passion?
- any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
- strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
- strong sexual desire; lust.
- an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
- a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
- a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything:
- a passion for music.
- the object of such a fondness or desire:
- Accuracy became a passion with him.
Finding your passion is not always easy if you do not know where to look. I needed some help and I found it in this wonderful group that I belong to. Check out what I do and what I belong to below, it’s so much more that a business, or a company, it’s a family of those who follow their passions. (see it here)
I want to share some other tools with you that I found to help you grow the passion that you found.
How To Plug Passion Planning Into Your Digital Routines
The Passion Planner Kickstarter project has been an incredible success. While pen and paper are powerful tools for unleashing creativity, they have limits when it comes to implementing actions for working towards your passion-related goals. This article shows you how you can combine the power of analog passion planning with digital tools.
Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions
This can be an issue not only for those starting out in a career, but also for some who are established, even highly successful, yet unfulfilled. It’s easy to find oneself on a path determined by others, or by circumstance (i.e., the job offer or project that comes along unexpectedly and is too good to turn down, then becomes a career).
WHAT IS YOUR TENNIS BALL?
This question, derived from a terrific commencement speech given atMIT last year by Dropbox founder Drew Houston, is a good place to start because it cuts to the chase. As Houston explained, “The most successful people are obsessed with solving an important problem, something that matters to them. They remind me of a dog chasing a tennis ball.” To increase your chances of happiness and success, Houston said, you must “find your tennis ball—the thing that pulls you.”
Sometimes, we may not be aware of what truly engages us until we examine our own activities and behaviors from a detached, inquisitive perspective. “You almost have to ask yourself, What do I find myself doing?,” explains the author and happiness guru Gretchen Rubin. “What you spend time doing can also tell you what you should do. Because sometimes the things we do without thinking really are things we naturally enjoy or are good at.”
So pay attention to what pulls you. For instance, “when you’re in a bookstore,” says author Carol Adrienne, “what section of the store are you drawn to?” That will not only tell you what books you love—it may point to where your tennis ball can be found.
For a slightly different spin on the “tennis ball” concept, ask: What am I doing when I feel most beautiful? This is about identifying not only what draws you in, but also what makes you shine. Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of The Acumen Fund, told me that in her globe-spanning travels she often asks people this question, sometimes in unlikely settings. She once posed the question to women living in a slum in Bombay. At first, “one woman said, ‘There’s nothing in our lives that’s beautiful,’” Novogratz says. “But eventually, a woman who worked as a gardener said, ‘All winter long I slog and slog, but when those flowers push through the ground, I feel beautiful.’”
Novogratz says it’s important to think about “that time and place where you feel most alive—whether it’s when you’re solving a problem, creating, connecting with someone, traveling.” Whatever it is, Novogratz says, identify it—and if possible, find a way to do more of it. (A different version of Novogratz’s “beautiful” question is suggested by consultant Keith Yamashita of SY Partners: “Who have you been, when you’ve been at your best?”)
What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on?
What are your superpowers?
So what did you enjoy doing at age 10?
What are you willing to try now?
Looking back on your career, 20 or 30 years from now, what do you want to say you’ve accomplished?
What is your sentence? meaning that a leader with a clear and strong purpose could be summed up in a single line (e.g., “Abraham Lincoln preserved the union and freed the slaves.”).
DO LIKE STEVE JOBS DID: DON’T FOLLOW YOUR PASSION
STEVE JOBS DIDN’T START APPLE BECAUSE HE LOVED TECHNOLOGY. THIS EXCERPT FROM “SO GOOD THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU” TELLS THE MUCH MESSIER STORY BEHIND THE OLD SAYING, “DO WHAT YOU LOVE.”
Steve Jobs—a guru of iconoclastic thinking—put his stamp of approval on an immensely appealing piece of popular career advice, which I call the passion hypothesis:
The key to occupational happiness is to first figure out what you’re passionate about and then find a job that matches this passion.
You need to read this whole article, because there is a twist in the end.
I bet you were wondering what I found for a passion that gives me power?
I am not going to tell you, but I will show you after you watch this! (Click Here) It’s not about the money. It’s not about having a business from your home. It’s not about writing a blog. Those are just the effects to help with the power.
Come and see how you too can grow.