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March 25, 2014

Finding your passion

Once in a while you recognize them. The person who talks about something they enjoy; the one who tries to tell of a deep feeling inside. They have a driving force, something they can’t explain easily to those who haven’t experienced it. Their eyes get a spark; they become focused on what they are talking of and words just begin to flow without struggle.

Whether it’s taking photographs, helping others, traveling or succeeding at your job, everyone has a passion.

Webster’s Dictionary defines passion as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. It is important to have a passion or be passionate about something. Your passion should be something that makes you look forward to waking up each morning. Your passion should be something you think about when you can’t sleep at night because you can’t stop thinking about it.

Not everyone realizes what their passion is. Sometimes a person can go through life and never find it. The fact is not that they can’t find it but that they have no interest in finding it.

A person can find their passion by digging down deep and really studying what they love to do. Think about something that excites you or something that makes you feel complete. Your passion can be something that makes you feel like you are in your element. Some people find their passion in work. Others might think this is a crazy idea, to have a job that you love and are very passionate about but some people are fortunate enough that they find their niche and get their dream job.

For instance, take a great dancer. They move so freely and flawlessly. The dancer isn’t great because of their skills and technique; they are great because of their passion for dancing. Their passion takes over and then can do anything.

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