Don’t Be Tricked by the Myth of “One Passion”
You are a human being, not a dog looking for a bone.
One of the biggest myths sold to us by “people” is that you got to have one passion and keep at it, like some sort of a pyramid you need to build, and then feel grumpy and give it up anyway, looking like a failure to all those who care.
You know what I call that? Gift wrapped balderdash.
Your passion is anything that doesn’t tire you or bore you.
Needless to say, it can be more than one!
Why It is Essential to Have More than One Passion
If you restrict yourself to only one passion, it is an artificial act — like trying to tell your hair and nails to stop growing. The very flow of life is towards passion, towards energy, towards growth!
Any true pursuit of passion, will lead you to discover more things you enjoy, more things that make you feel alive, and more things you can be passionate about.
Restricting yourself to one passion is trying to stunt your growth in life. It is not only not advisable, it is dangerous. It will lead you to do a dead end where you will land up feeling weary and given up on life.
You Should Have Passion for Everything You Undertake in Life!
Passion is not like jet fuel — it is not something rare and limited in quantity. The more you use up, the more you’ll have! It is like one of those self replicating charms in Harry Potter. If you touch one, it multiples into many!
To do a great job of anything, you need to run on the right fuel. Passion is that fuel. If you do something with passion, it is bound to bring out the best in you, it is bound to leave you feeling fabulous and rejuvenated.
Passion never saps your energy or resources. Never. You can sometimes go on for hours, without even realizing that you need food.
When you start acting on your passions, you will find that slowly, you will start acting on only your passions. You will lose patience with the mundane and boring. You will seek passion in everything.
Don’t Be Afraid of Being Passionate
There may be aunts and uncles and teachers and unhealed friends who advise you to not be passionate, because they don’t want you to get hurt — but, get this: if you don’t pursue your passion, you will end up hurt anyway. You will end up living a numb life, disconnected from yourself, from the fuel that keeps you alive, from your self healing mechanism. Those aunts & uncles and “caring” friends may not be brave enough to tell you this, but I am :)