During our childhood, a large number of us had something or someone we wanted to become, from superman to the President of the United States, we said it with such assurance because we believed that we could.
Our parents and teachers had also told us that we could be anything we want but in due time we realize that it is not that easy and ‘anything’ could mean nothing if it is not defined.
As we grow up, we eventually realize that some of the things we wanted to be are unrealistic, and even the realistic ones are unachievable for one reason or another.
With this realization, we begin to search for that person we truly want to become, and that thing we want to achieve. We become awakened to the fact that we must find something we are passionate about and interested in to direct our focus to.
It is pure folly to dedicate your life to something you are not passionate about or interested in because you would eventually lose motivation and live without fulfillment.
Here are some pointers to show that passion is the bedrock of fulfillment in life.
1. Sense of Purpose
There is a very strong connection between your passion and purpose. When you are passionate about something, it fills you with a sense of purpose and direction.
When you work hard after what you are passionate about, you fill happier, more focused, and generally more fulfilled.
2. Clarity and Focus
With everything happening around us on a daily basis, it is natural for one to get distracted, lose focus, and get pulled towards other directions that we should not be going to.
In recent times we are faced with tons of distractions from work, school, family, relationships, friends, social media, and a whole lot of things that compete for your attention.
With all these distractions, it takes passion for what you are doing to keep focused.
As you go through life you will realize that paying attention to everything is not only tasking but fruitless, and that is when you begin to gravitate towards your passion. It is that passion that will help you focus and give you clarity of thought and action so you know just what you want to pay attention to.
Once your focus is on your passion, every other distraction will fade away naturally.
One major reason why you hear a lot of people say they hate their jobs is that they are not passionate about it. A number of people work to earn money and so they remain unfulfilled and stressed out continuously from their jobs. This is where passion comes in.
The secret to enjoying what you do is to be passionate about it; that way, you never see it as hard work but as something you love to do. Even if you have to work long hours and put in all you have, you will not feel offended or aggrieved.
The secret to waking up happy and enthusiastic every day and going to bed fulfilled at the end of the day is passion.
4. Streamline your interests
When you are living life purposefully you would come to an understanding that most things are unnecessary and do not deserve your attention.
From little things like properties, clothes, and personal belongings, you can tell what is necessary to have and what isn’t.
Purpose helps you understand that fulfillment is not found in amassing properties or financial wealth but in actions that bring about positive results, influence others positively, and bring you joy.
5. Acknowledgment and Recognition
It is normal for people to acknowledge others who chase after passion and achieve their dream successfully and it is an acknowledgment you don’t have to beg for.
When you are chasing after your passion, don’t expect people to acknowledge your effort or sacrifice because you are likely to not get it. This is because many people will misunderstand your effort and commitment to what you are passionate about.
However, when you achieve your ultimate goal and stand out for your passion, even those who didn’t believe in you will acknowledge and appreciate your passion, drive, and focus.
6. Financial Benefits
Aside from recognition for your effort and the impact you make on the life of others, your passion will also bring you financial benefits if you put yourself out there and build it into a career.
No matter what you are passionate about there is always a financial angle to it from which you can make money while enjoying your passion.
When choosing a career path or considering employment, make sure it is what you are truly passionate about because that is where you will not only be successful, but people will also pay to benefit from that thing you so diligently invested yourself into.
If you want to live life to the fullest and experience fulfillment then you need to live a life dedicated to chasing your passion.
In life, it is either you dedicate your life to your passion, or you waste it on things that are meaningless to you no matter how much effort you make.
You deserve to have the best of life filled with fulfillment
You deserve to live a life of passion!