If you've ever felt as though life doesn't make much sense or as though you're drifting kind of aimlessly, then what you're missing is a real passion. Having passion in your life is often the secret to finding real happiness and there are countless reasons that this is the case.
If you're wondering what it means to have a real passion and why it's so important then read on and re-discover what really matters.
What is Passion?
When we're talking about passions, we're not talking about sex.
Sure, it's important to have passion in your relationship and this is one type of passion but it is also not the only type of passion there is.
Passion then refers instead to anything that you feel super excited about and anything that makes you eager to get out of bed in the morning. Everyone has different passions and there's no limit on what you can be passionate about, or on how many passions you can have.
For some, music is the burning passion that drives them while for others it's more about teaching, or math or Star Trek.
Really it doesn't matter what you're passionate about but what matters is that you have things that you feel completely excited about and that you let yourself feel that way about them.
Why Passion is So Important
So why is this so important?
Well for starters, having a passion – even one that other people don't find exciting – will give you tons to look forward to and to be interested in. Even if your passion is just ‘action films', it means that you'll have something to do in the evenings (watch old action films) and things to look forward to excitedly (Expendables 4).
Likewise, passions tell us about ourselves and they force us to grow. If you're passionate about music then you'll no doubt practice playing an instrument that will help you to develop dexterity, timing, rhythm, and creativity – and which will make you more attractive even to the opposite sex.
Passions can also give us direction in life. If you feel passionate about stopping global warming then that gives you a mission. No longer are you just living life from day to day, instead, you are working towards a goal and for a cause that's bigger than yourself. This is what makes people feel motivated and important.
So if you're wondering what it's all about, you're asking the wrong question. The question should be: what's it all about for you.
Time to find out.