If someone asked me to describe myself, being a passionate person would be very high up on the list. The thing with being a passionate individual is because you can be so outgoing and believe in what you believe in so strongly, you can weed out the people who lack passion in their lives quite quickly.
Being passionate is a great thing. And don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
I have had so many people in my life try and knock me down for being so vocal about my dreams or describing my relationships for how meaningful they are. These people are not your people and it has taken me a long time to accept this.
Being passionate is a beautiful thing and is something that can be quite rare to find in people these days. Not everyone values being passionate and that’s okay too but being around people who will tear you down for being this way are people you should avoid. People who have something to say about how deeply you feel about anything, usually lack feeling that deeply about anything.
That being said, there are moments you meet people who vibe with your passion and are inspired by you. For every 1 person who is turned off by your authentic passionate self, there is a line of people who are inspired, always remember that. I love being told by friends that something I did inspired them to try something. I had a meeting for my business I am working on and the two women I had the meeting with who have so much experience in the industry had a lot to add to my ideas (which is a good thing!). Something they said to me as I left made me realise how passion can honestly sometimes convince even the most sceptical people. They said they see people come through that door, every day and they lay out their ideas and they explain the direction of their brand, and sometimes they already know it isn’t going to work out. They said, even though I am just starting out and still have so much to do, they can see I will go very far with the way I am.
Being passionate opened so many doors for me in my life. Pretty much every job I have ever got said they only glanced at my CV but the way I was when I handed my CV over and the way I spoke about myself and the job, was why I got the job.
Every time I’m on a date, talking about my passion is the moment where I see if someone is for me or not. As I have gotten older, I am releasing, being around people with no passion is not for me. You have to be careful as even though you know someone isn’t for you, passion attracts a lot of people to you, which is amazing in a lot of cases, but it is your job to be selective over the people you have around you. A lot of the time, people who don’t have that spark in their life just want to steal your warmth.
However the people around you react to the things you are passionate about, keep being you. Passion is something I truly believe can take you so far in life and I’m learning letting passion guide me in everything is truly a gift that should not be taken for granted.