Passion – do you have it? How did you get it? How does it reveal itself? What are you passionate about?
For may years I have been lamenting the fact that I honestly do not feel passionate about anything – well maybe anything except my immediate family (and maybe that is love not passion.) 🙂 At a dinner with a few colleagues – a millionaire now investing in making children’s lives better, a film maker, a director of an orphanage in Cambodia that she is patron of, I asked how/why they ended up doing what they do and why they do it. What I really wanted was the answer to my own question – what next for me? All these people had one thing in common – they have passion for what they are doing. Passion was the key. I felt like the odd one out.
They all said, “Find the passion and you will know what road you want to travel.” Easier said than done.
Recently I met several people who are passionate about the things they are doing; at a social event – a daughter’s birthday party held at a bowling club – I met an amazing passionate man – passionate about bowling! It was his duty at the club to explain the rules of the game to us and help us to enjoy the game and the facilities. He was so enthusiastic, so passionate when he talked about the game and his aspirations. It was a joy to listen and observe him.
A few weeks ago we went to a local vineyard – The Growers, where we sampled some wines and were fortunate enough to be able to speak with the actual winemaker about his wines and his wine making experiences, processes. Here was another enthusiastic passionate individual. It was so obvious that he loved his work.
Passion – what does it feel like to you?
I really like a lot of things – reading, chocolate, wine, cake, trifle, ice cream, fishing, holidays…I used to enjoy my paid work… but passion… passion for any of those things? I don’t think so. What is it and how do I find it?