Updated: Feb 25
What makes a passion?
Passion is not something that can be bought, taught, or inherited. It is something that comes from you and only you.
When we describe the word passion it means an uncontrollable emotion but when used in the context of our life that emotion is quite different. It is the fire inside of us that sets our souls on fire.
Throughout our lives we are conformed to doing what others wish us to do or what society believes we should do rather than following our own passion. Something that sets your soul on fire. I have been extremely fortunate in my life as the industry in which I based my career became a passion. When you decide to work in hospitality one thing you do not do it for is the money. That is not the motivation. It is because you care and when you care or love something you become passionate.
That motivation can be said for many other careers, doctors, nurses, teachers, artists, musicians, writers. Money is not the main source of motivation; it is the love of what you do.
“If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” Wanda Skyes
As you get older you realize that your passions can develop into something else. Something that you have not tried yet or always thought about doing. Something that is just for you. Passion is never limited or defined to one thing and when you find it, you will know. It will be the very reason that you smile.
Money might make you smile but does it make you happy?
“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” Mia Hamm
Yes, reality is we all need money to live but that does not prevent us from doing what we love also. It can be a hobby, a side hustle, or your full-time career. For when you are passionate about something you are less likely to give up. The main reason because you care. You care so much and believe in the very thing that you are doing. It ignites your fire.
How wonderful our world would be if we all did something with passion. Something that brought us joy, pure joy. Money does not make the world go round only love. What better way to share that love than by starting with you, by loving what you do?
Passion is the thing that will motivate you on cold winter mornings, late nights, and weekends. Passion does not care what age you are, race or gender. It only cares about that fire and the ability to never let it go out. You might take a different path in life or try many things but what you are meant to do will always find you.
For true passion never dies.