“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose—a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.” ~ John Maxwell
When times get tough for us it helps to get through the mess if we have glue that binds us and keeps us from falling apart. It doesn’t matter what kind of glue we use as long as it has holding power. Some types of glue are: religion/spirituality, family, partner/spouse, friends, volunteering, vocation, nature, and of course, pets. Just about anything that gives you something to hold onto and to live for.
You’re in danger when you feel all alone. That’s when you question why you are even here and that no one would miss you if you suddenly died. Yes, life certainly is not always a bed of roses, but with your glue you’ll be secured to Mother Earth and your life will always have meaning.
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer
“All you need is passion. If you have a passion for something, you’ll create the talent.” ~ Yanni
When you find your passion you will find your life, and when you find your life, you will begin to live. I believe everyone is born into this world with a gift and that gift is called “passion.”
The problem is sometimes you don’t know what your passion is, or if you do know, you don’t have a clue on how to live it. Try different hats on and see which one inspires you, and the one that you get lost in is your passion. But just because you have a passion for something doesn’t mean it will come easy. Education and hard work to develop your passion is always necessary. So if you know what your passion is, get to work!
Don’t ever let anyone destroy your passion, and that includes you. If what you’re trying to achieve is truly your passion then it’s meant to be and your job is to create an environment for passion to develop. Don’t let yourself get discouraged; keep on the road driving straight toward your passion and ignore the bumps and fierce winds along the way.
A life with no passion for what you are doing is a sad life indeed. Having passion is your vocation that gets you up in the morning with a smile on your face, and tucks you peacefully in at night. Don’t pull the covers over your head in the morning and hide. And don’t lie awake at night wondering how you missed your life.
Open the gift you’ve been given, and as Tony Robbins says: