Who am I? What sets me apart from every other person? I don’t think people often take their time thinking about how important these two questions really are. Knowing who you are and what your brand stands for is very important. Each of us is a brand and we all stand for something bigger than ourselves. Your brand speaks a lot about what you are passionate about. Passion is a positive intense feeling that you experience for something that is profoundly meaningful to you as an individual. It is the core of a person’s being and believe it or not, our passion defines us.
A lot of people go through life just living day by day without any purpose. Passion gives us a sense of purpose in life, we are driven by our passion to live a purpose filled life. Why is passion important you ask? Because passion is contagious. You stand a greater chance at persuading someone if you are passionate and enthusiastic about whatever it is you are talking about. Passion is something that is meant to be shared with others, it motivates and energizes you to live every day to the fullest.
Ask yourself: What makes my heart sing? What is the reason for my existence? When I communicate, what is often the subject of my conversations? What is it that makes me happy? When I close my eyes, what do I see myself doing?
My passion is people, I am passionate about changing people’s lives and I use my voice and my thoughts as a way of achieving this. Discovering my passion has been one of the greatest fulfilments in my life. Knowing your passion makes you more creative, it helps you to set higher goals and it teaches perseverance. The great thing about passion is that it comes before age, style, background and race. It doesn’t matter how ridiculous you may think your passion is, it is still the core of your being and it will bring you complete happiness. Don’t be afraid to share this intense feeling about something whenever you get the chance because someone might just need it. Also, invite passionate individuals into your life so that you are able to share and express your passion. Try to link yourself with people who share the same passion. Always remember that passion is self-enriching so it won’t always make you money but you will succeed inevitably because it’s your passion.
Remember these 3 A’s
- Awareness: Be aware of what makes you unique and what makes your heart sing. Ask yourself, “what would I do even if I didn’t get paid to do it?” that is your passion.
- Authenticity: Put yourself in places and situations you love that your heart is at ease. Be genuine in your truth and never be apologetic for being passionate about something.
- Attitude: How you face humps on the road determines whether or not you’ll reach your destination and your purpose.
Passion is what gives meaning into our lives. If you don’t know what you’re passionate about, then you don’t know where you’re headed. Success is bound to come your way whether or not you make your passion your profession, but all the money in the world cannot buy you self-fulfillment and happiness. It’s important to know what you stand for so you don’t for anything else. Live for something greater than yourself.
KADAN – (n) “where the heart lies”, an all-purpose word for a person one cares about, including friends, family and loved ones.