To me, passion means a zest for life. Passion allows us to feel courage, allows us to follow our convictions and gives us a strong sense of self, so that we can live our lives and take those first steps out into the world.
Passion comes from feeling confident; from knowing ourselves; working on our strengths; weaknesses and values. Passion is what makes us feel good about ourselves, but for us to continue to feel good about ourselves we must work through our past. Whether we see it or not, the past is our link to the future. Evaluating our past should include our experiences and education.
We can be passionate about a cause something we feel strongly about; we can be passionate about a person; someone we come to admire or love; we can be passionate about food; anything we take an interest in. Our parents will usually teach us our values from a very early age and it is from those values that we draw on our strengths and our passion.
Through different experiences to that of our parents, we may change or add to those values and strengths depending on where we are in our lives. We may take on our own values as we mature and go through life, but those values should and need to continue to instil passion in us.
I believe that being honest with ourselves, allows us to determine what our core values and strengths are. Accepting our feelings, helps us unleash our potential so that we can life to the full. Because many of us find it hard to be who we are and where we come from, if asked we tend to lie about our parentage. All that does of course is re-enforce our need to hide our weaknesses, whilst we continue to mask our strengths.
When we have passion, things that we do will come naturally and effortlessly empower and motivate us. When we are empowered, our personal strengths and passion are evident for everyone to see. I believe that if others are to believe in us, we must believe in ourselves first.
I also believe that our values become evident to those around us in the way we handle ourselves, in the things we say to others and the good deeds we go on to do.