Many men and women run from professional passion because they’re afraid of being burned. Past business relationships that ended in searing pain. Trusts and confidences that were betrayed. Risks that led to reprimand. Grand visions that suffocated beneath the heavy pillows of soulless logic and overzealous egos.
Consequently, they’re afraid of taking the risks that come with living life to its fullest. Most people have touched the fringes of true passion, if only for the briefest moments, at the most unexpected junctures in their lives. They’ve inhaled the aroma of chance and cuddled themselves with the rich lather of genuine affection.
Until they pricked themselves on the thorns of that desire and intensity – and fled at the sight of the warm crimson blood bubbling to the edges of their fingertips.
And they haven’t returned.
Year after year, they stay away, opting instead for a more predictable existence. Rather than taking a leap of faith and immersing themselves in the waters of their deepest joys and motivations, they insist on hiding inside a safety bubble; a sanitary, lifeless, colorless world where nothing new ever happens and the only thing that one can rely on is that tomorrow will be the same as yesterday, and that today will be more of the same.
What we all need is a global return to passion. I agree!!!
We must trust ourselves to being receptive to experiencing every second of every hour, of every day to its fullest.
Can you imagine how much more meaningful our roles as parents, business owners, marketers, teachers and leaders (community, corporate and spiritual) would be if all of our actions were predicated upon our diverse passions?
Can you imagine a world where our marketing and sales strategies revolved around catering to the real needs of our customers? If we only produced goods and services that contributed to our ability to live and communicate with passion?
Imagine a world where we lived for the moment and spent more time enjoying reality than trying to escape it. Imagine a place where we didn’t need lawyers to go before judges, psychologists to tell us that we have emotional problems, or clergy to talk to the Creator for us.
That is the power of passion.
Passion shapes your existence, fuels the fires of inspiration and makes the heart and mind open to changes all around you. It is food for the soul, a spark that re-illuminates your purpose and mission for being here.
Passion is yours to experience and revel in. And even if it causes you to scrape your knees or fall into that raging river called life, passion is your birthright. It is within you. It is yours to discover and master.