Nelson Mandela said, “There’s no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Passion is one the five Edgewalker Qualities of Being inherent in those people who are always on the leading edge. Passion is an intense focus on your purpose by using your gifts in a way that adds value to your life and the world.
Edgewalkers more naturally develop and integrate these qualities. They often intend to live their life fully and on purpose. Edgewalkers understand that passion is essential in creating the life and contributing to the work they are called to do while growing in the process.
It takes courage to pursue your passion, to trust and allow the energy of passion to fuel your purpose and guide your life and work.
I have consciously chosen to cultivate my passion for travel, exploration and living on the edge. Passion supports me in moving ahead and beyond where I thought I could be in spite of any inner hesitation or outer obstacles. It inspires and anchors me as I journey nationally and internationally, curious in what is next, as I co-create with the Universe!
No matter what you do in life, the key to achieving success and happiness is passion. When you are passionate you are on purpose, creating, expansive, excited.
There are people who have all the money in the world and have achieved their list of goals yet still feel unfulfilled, unsatisfied. When someone feels this way, it is often because they did not identify and follow their true passion in life. Whether they were discouraged or did not feel they could make a living while pursuing their passions, they ended up not authentically living their lives.
How can you access and cultivate more Passion to assist you in moving forward and evolving during the uncertain times we find ourselves in?
Take the time to discover your passions. Consider what brings you genuine happiness. Explore what you enjoy doing that does not feel like work. Your passion is the thing that makes you excited. You want to talk about it. It is effortless. You don’t mind putting time and energy towards it. You are naturally inspired.
Passion feels less like work and more like your contribution to the world. Once you find and begin to express your passion, you are on the way to reaching fulfillment and growing in the process.
The benefits of committing to your passion result in feeling more joy, fulfillment, and the willingness to push yourself to evolve and do better. Passion is what gives your life meaning. It can be contagious and inspire others to achieve more and to collaborate with you.
You might be passionate about something that you cannot make your livelihood, but it is still worthy of your time, effort and curiosity. Honor and take time for your passions. With all the uncertainty and unknown, the world needs your passionate expression more than ever, to model what is possible and inspire us to greatness.
Patricia Campanile 2020