Passion is the great equalizer. It can make up for a lack of experience and knowledge. I am not suggesting that you not develop your knowledge or experience - only that until you do, your passion will be interpreted by others as a strong belief in yourself, your mission and your purpose.
Passion is different from enthusiasm. The old outworn cliché says “Act enthusiastic and you will become enthusiastic. " I have never subscribed to this philosophy. The reason is that if enthusiasm is an act which you use when things are going well, how do you behave when your life is falling apart? Are you just as enthusiastic about failure, more problems than you deserve and any number of disappointments, frustrations and adversities?
Passion is not an act. It is a way of believing. It is woven into your cellular structure just as much as your DNA. Passion - real passion for who you are, who you are becoming, where you are, and where you are going, what you believe in, stand for and would die for - shouts to the world: “I am here to stay, I am here to make a difference, I will leave my mark in this world. It may take me my entire life, but I will not give up until my purpose and destiny are realized. " Who do you know who is passionate about something? Anything?
You can see it in their eyes, hear it in their voice and sense it in their behavior. How are you doing? Are you in love with where you are, where you are going, who you are becoming and what you are contributing? Or, are you living like more than 85% of the population with the attitude, “Same Stuff, Different Day?" If you have lost or are losing your passion for life, your career or a relationship do whatever is necessary to get it back. Here are a few ideas to consider.
1. Count your blessings.
2. Accept the reality of how your life is unfolding.
3. Manage your expectations.
4. Let go of old baggage.
5. Accept yourself just as you are.
6. Live with an attitude of gratitude.
7. Find a way to serve your fellow humanity.
8. Do what you love, not what you must do.
Tim Connor, CSP is an internationally renowned sales, relationship, management and leadership speaker, trainer and best selling author. Since 1981 he has given over 3500 presentations in 21 countries on a variety of sales, management and relationship topics. He is the best selling author of over 60 books including; He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org , 704-895-1230 or visit his website at http://www.timconnor.com