Research shows that acting with passion is one of the key ingredients to success in life. Passion fuels the fires of living with inspiration and if you are seeking happiness, your expression of passion could be the deal breaker.
I’ve often encouraged clients to find celebratory moments throughout their day. Well for me, in these past 2 years, my celebratory moments happen often at Zupan’s Market in Lake Grove where I’ve developed a special friendship with an employee named Jack Fix. Now, what’s special about Mr. Fix? He is 81 years old and absolutely refuses to act his age. In fact, a few months back, Jack married his girlfriend of two years; she is 71 years young. In asking Jack what inspired the marriage he said, “She is beautiful, I am passionate for her and I want to live life with her.”
Jack applied at Zupan’s Market in 2012 and the hiring manager looked at him and said, “Well, what can you do?” Jack’s reply, “Anything, try me.” His manager says he outperforms employees half his age. Jack radiates passion and it shows in how he treats people, life, and everything in it. Know that the power of your passion comes from a deep seeded and authentic love from within. What are you passionate about? Who enhances your passion? Have you ever had someone be passionate for you?
Get out there, celebrate, and discover a full life. You may even find something or someone to be passionate about that may cause you to refuse to grow up.
Here are three (3) ideals of how to ignite or reignite passion in your own life:
- PAIN: People who are passionate have found their own passion. So how and where do you find passion for you? Observe your pain. In fact, the original word for passion is suffering. Consider this, how you grow from pain aids in inspiring your passion?
- PURPOSE: People who are passionate help other people find their passion for living. The word passion means two things: suffering and love. Coach others by reframing suffering in a way that leads to personal growth, self-love, and life purpose.
- PROGRESS: People who are passionate are progressively youthful. Research shows happiness and passion increase until age 30 then decreases, then increases again after age 50. The reasons: greater wisdom, higher emotional intelligence, the ability to freely express love, and not take self so seriously. If you need help discovering passion, seek a coach.