First of all, thank you to everyone who has stopped by the blog so far. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my posts and give feedback too!
Since I’ve just launched a blog focussed around the idea of living a passion-filled life, I think it would be more than appropriate for me to share a few of my thoughts on the subject.
1. Passions Can Be Suppressed or Developed
Personally, I think that everyday life has a way of suppressing our passions. The things that make us excited in life often get put aside for more practical, daily issues. Life demands take a toll on our time and what we are truly passionate about can suffer from it. On the other hand, passions can be developed. They can be fed and nurtured and grown into something life-giving rather than life-draining. I think the most content people I know in life are ones who have given time to develop their passions instead of letting them whither on the wayside.
2. Passion is for Productivity
I believe there is a purpose for the passions we have in life. It might be for the betterment of your own life, your family, your community, or even a larger scale. No matter what you are passionate about, my philosophy is that Passion Leads to Action. Things you were passionate about years ago have lead you to where you are today. The things you are passionate about today will lead you to where you are going tomorrow. It’s a journey, remember? And the way you allow your passion to grow and develop determine the path your journey will take.
3. Fulfilling Passions Requires a Leap of Faith
I think that passion often determines where you are going in life, but that doesn’t mean things happen automatically. Passions are something you have to put effort toward; there are often obstacles. One of the greatest obstacles for me (and probably for many other people too) is the fact that I know the fulfillment of my passions and dreams fall far outside my comfort zone. Ugh. I’m gonna be honest- I really like my comfort zone. But, I like the idea of fulfilling my passions even more. I’m determined not be held back- so here’s to taking the leap of faith and following where my passions lead! Who’s with me?