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What does it take to be passionate about something? For most people, it takes less than you might think!
For example, what is the difference between someone who enjoys watching football and someone who becomes totally obsessed with the game?
The person who watches football just likes to watch the games, nothing more. They may like the teams involved or the players, but they are not too invested in the sport. It is kind of an empty feeling- no excitement, none at all.
It could be said that this person has a passing interest in sports. But how many times have you heard stories of people who love football or basketball will talk nonstop for hours about the game? I’m talking beyond lunch time here!
These individuals are truly passionate about the sport. They invest their energy in the game and become highly engaged. This passion can easily add value to their life, and it makes them happy.
There are several reasons why some people get motivated by things and spend lots of time thinking about them.
Having fun is one of the main reasons. We enjoy doing certain activities, so when we are spending our free time learning or engaging in them, then we are enjoying ourselves.
Another reason is because they see the benefits in the area of the body the activity trains muscles. Body shaping exercises are another cause of passion. You feel better about yourself due to the effects the exercise has on your appearance.
The significance of the V
In ancient Rome, they called this shape the vesica pudenda (vessel for masturbating). They used it to stimulate themselves by rubbing up and down the side or rolling it across their own clitoris.
The word vagina is derived from Latin words meaning “vagina sleeve” or "sheath." So, when we refer to the female sexual organ as the vagina, we are referring to what scientists call its internal configuration.
It's not actually a hole; there's no need for external exposure like with a penis. Rather, the vaginal canal is shaped like a tube, which allows it to expand and contract more easily. This helps facilitate intercourse and other functions such as giving birth.
This isn't true for all women, but most have a well-defined vaginal cavity. Only about one in three has a completely smooth wall, however, so don't assume everyone does.
The passion symbol
This week’s focus is on the passionate individual or person. You will learn what makes someone feel passionate, and some easy ways to increase your own level of passion.
What makes someone seem passionate about something is how much they care about it. It is not just whether you like something, but if you really love it, then you will put in more effort to use it.
When you want something very badly, you will do anything to get it. You will research and invest time into understanding it, learning everything about it, and talking about it with others who are also very invested in it.
This way, you connect with other people who have the same goal, which helps you find motivation and support.
It is important to be motivated by things that matter to you, not because of money or praise. If you can’t stay awake when you watch TV, why would you expect to remain focused at work?
If you wake up every morning feeling tired and unprepared, try doing something that you enjoy (for example, reading or listening to music).
The 5 passion elements
In my book, I call these five passion elements because they seem to create passion in others around you, inspire people to put in effort into something that makes them feel good, and are a key ingredient in creating your own life goal or vision.
They're not necessarily making and eating food or going to bed at night, those things make up a small part of what it takes to see true passion in your life. What about when you’re reading a good book? When you’re doing work you love? Or spending time with someone who makes you happy? Those can all add up to passion.
It's hard to define what passion is outside yourself. But if you want to know if someone else feels passionate about something, look for evidence of it - watch them do it, read their notes about it, listen to them talk about it. You'll probably find some clues.
Examples of passion in life
Let’s look at some examples of things that are considered to be passions in life. These things can be hobbies, career paths, or even concepts – like democracy.
Having a dog is a great way to know what it means to have a passionate relationship with something. Many people who love dogs also list them as one of their greatest joys in life.
To most people, spending time with your friends is important, but for someone who has no family they’re very invested in, investing in friendships is an essential part of their lives.
If you want to learn more about how to develop your passion and skills, try finding something that you’re interested in and see where it takes you.
Reading is a good starting place since anyone can do it. Even if you never plan to make reading your main source of income, learning the basics of reading will help you connect with others and find enjoyment in other areas of life.
Passion isn’t always flashy, often happening over years before people notice it. But don’t underestimate its value — spend time doing things you believe in and you’ll eventually find what it is.
Examples of passion in work
A few examples of how to show passion for your job include:
Directing or writing a movie
Writing a book you really care about
Playing an instrument you enjoy learning
Journaling or doing art that you truly admire
Follow your dreams and invest time and effort into them, even if it means failing at first. You will learn from your failures, and people who see your passion can take advantage of that.
Your career will have its ups and downs, but with enough passion you can get through most anything. Keep practicing your craft and showing up every day to work hard and smart, and you will succeed!”
This article was inspired by this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQsS6wWZ7Y
I wanted to add some more details so here they are! 🙂 Make sure to watch both videos above and read my whole article before commenting.
What does it mean to be passionate?
Being passionate is more than just feeling good about something. It’s having such a strong emotional attachment to something that you can’t help but want to spend time doing it, interacting with it, or at least talking about it.
It goes beyond simply liking what you are studying or investing your time in — it is an unrelenting desire to learn more about and become better at whatever you are engaging with.
Being passionate means staying focused on the task at hand and seeking out opportunities to feel motivated by it.
It means not giving up when you don’t understand everything immediately, because you will eventually get there.
Tips for being passionate
Being passionate is an internal state that you must work to achieve. It is not something that happens automatically, like breathing does!
When you were a kid, you probably wanted to do lots of things. You might have wanted to be a doctor or a teacher or a musician – and there’s no reason why you can’t want any one of those things now.
But few people are willing to put in the effort it takes to become a professional athlete. This is because most people don’t feel motivated to strive for excellence in their jobs every day.
And we all know what a job done well with little passion will eventually hurt someone, or even damage relationships.
So how can we learn to be more passionately engaged at our jobs? How can we get out of our current rut and inspire ourselves to give our best each and everyday?
Here are some tips for becoming more passionate at your workplace.
Find your passion
Let’s look at an example. The past few years have seen explosive growth in every area of life, including entertainment, business, and academia. This expansion is due to one main factor – people spending their time and resources on things they love doing!
If you watch movies, then you are probably already aware that most movie studios rely heavily on the audience to buy merchandise and/or go out and see a movie because it makes money.
The same thing happens in academic settings with students buying books and professors writing more content because it helps them promote themselves. In this case, the income comes not only from ticket sales or merchandise purchases, but also through citations and promotion strategies.
In the workplace, we talk about having “the passion” for something, like going into work every day without much enthusiasm. However, I would argue that most professionals don’t really spend enough time working on the things that they truly enjoy — which is why they feel burned out and tired after coming to the office each morning.
Finding your passion means looking outside of work for opportunities to relax and enjoy yourself. It can be anything – listening to music, reading a book, going to a sporting event, whatever feels good for you. (Keep in mind that it should make you happy too!)
It’s important to remember that no matter what you do, you will never get rich being passionate about something else.