What is the meaning of passion?

Well hello 2020! I'm supper excited about the new decade and I hope you are too. On new year eve, we stayed home and after the kids were tucked in, my husband and I stayed up into the early hours talking about all the amazing things we're hopeful for as we continue to work on our goals togather. I must admit that really got me very excited and I'm so looking forward to all the things we have in the pipeline.  It was a new year's eve well spent!

It's that time of the year again, where everyone is talking about new year's resolutions. It's all over social media and everyone is so pumped, which is great to see, but I don't personally do resolutions. Simply because like most people, I start off the year all excited for the first few weeks of the year and before long all the excitement fizzles out and I get stuck. I'm more of a goal setter because it makes more sense to me and it's easier for me to stick to them long term.

So in the spirit of the season, I'm writing about a topic that has a lot to do with goal setting and it's also very important...PASSION: Specifically, what is passion in life meaning. Passion is defined as " Strong Desire for something: In whatever context, if someone desires for something and that desire has some strong feeling or emotion". In layman's term passion is simply doing the things you love to do with the least amount of efforts but with the most energy and happiness. It could be as simply as being passionate about listening to music and on a  grander side helping the poor and the less fortunate. It really doesn't matter as long as it is done with a positive energy.

For many years, I'd hear people talk about how following their passion translated to them living in their purpose and living their best lives. To be honest, I thought it was a cliché because I couldn't figure out my passion for the life of me.  Everytime, I heard "the key to success is realizing your passion and purpose" or my favourite quotes from Oprah Winfrey..." Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you". I would rack my brain trying to understand or figure out what my true passion was.

After some soul searching, I finally understood my true passion and purpose and has since given me the ultimate freedom to embrace my true self. It's the best thing anyone can do for themselves because it brings so much joy, happiness, contentment, and fulfilment.

I know I'm not the only one who struggled to finally realize my passion. I imagine there are others struggling, and that prompted me to write a blog post in hopes of pushing others in the same direction sooner than later. If you don't know what you're passionate about, you're not alone and it's not too late.

On today's blog post, I'm talking about few tips that were instrumental in my journey of self discovery. I hope you find it beneficial too, enjoy!

Realizing Your Passion:

First of all, noticing your passion entails paying close attention, and doing away with distractions so you can focus on what it is that you're truly passionate about. It's important to look for patterns throughout your life about the things you tend to enjoy doing with so much easy and energy.

For me, it's style, decorating, organizing and helping others. Every time we moved, I'll literally arrange and put everything away in a span of few days. Looking back,  I also remember I'd spend hours in the home section of department stores (I still do) looking through home items. As well as arranging my clothes in my closets perfectly and I would know immediately if something was out of place.

Up until recently, I thought it was just something I just do and didn't give it a second thought. After paying close attention, I recognized it's my passion. It's something I enjoy doing...it literally makes my heart smiles and I feel good doing.  

Secondly, it's important to discover your personality by asking yourself the following questions. What are your characteristic and behaviour? What are your tendencies and what makes you special or unique? Is there a behaviour that has been consistent throughout your life?

For me the love for all things style, design and information sharing has been consistent in my life. It excites me, knowing that my actions or something I had shared helped someone else.

Thirdly, figuring out your personal strengths and your personal weakness is also very important. We're not all good at everything, so figure out what it is that you do best and can't wait to do it every waking day.  Personally I'm not  good at public speaking, so it's not my  goal to stand on stage and motivate people. But just because I'm not good at public speaking, it doesn't mean I can't make an impact.  I figured out a way to make it work for my temperament.  I enjoy writing so I chose to motivate others by writing and sharing on my blog. 

I say all that to say, you can always find other ways to make it work for you. It's ok if you're not an expert at it yet, the fact that you enjoy doing it is a win. Bring the energy needed and  maximize on it by getting the necessary training to perfect your craft so you can confidently own your skill sets and run with it.

Lastly, if all else fails, ask your love ones. Sometimes our love ones can see the gift in us and the energy we put into things. We may down play it or take it for granted. Consider the following questions: What are people coming to you for help with? Are your friends and family coming to you for advice on relationship? Are they asking you questions of weight loss? The chances are, whatever others are coming to you for help is in fact closely related to your passion and true purpose, so pay attention, put it to work and make it work for you.

Finally, passion doesn't necessarily have to be related to your job or career. It doesn't even have to make you money for you to enjoy it. Passion is simply something you can't imagine yourself not doing with or without money.  Passion is critical to our happiness, it makes us lively and live a more fulfilled life so it important for everyone to be on the journey of self discovery so you can be the best version of yourself.

In closing, figuring out my passion was not instant, and I imagine it'll be the same for others.  It took me awhile after a thoughtful inner search and analyzing my life to eliminate what doesn't serve me and finally focusing on what makes me happy. Now I can't imagine doing anything else.

It's never too late and you're not too old to live out your passion/purpose. It's not always so glaring, sometimes  you need to find it, develop it and master it, so don't give up just yet. I hope this blog post empowers to find out what naturally apeals to you, and or excites you so you can align it to your purpose and ultimately live your best life.

Medaase! (Thank You) Wishing you all the best in the new year and S.M.I.L.E.



Passion in life meaning?