Make life your passion. I am telling you to make life your passion because too many people walk around life as zombies. So many people wake up every morning scared to take on the day.
They get up in the morning and start with their cup of coffee to wake them up. Half asleep they get into the car and drive off to their 9 to 5 job with one focus in mind. Their focus is to get the day over with. They look to the weekends to solve their problems. They look to the late and drunk nights to help them withstand their broken spirit.
They see life as this huge mountain that they have to climb. Maybe, just maybe, this mountain is all based on perspective. The reality is that life is a continuous mountain. It’s true that life is tough. Life is tough on everyone whether you’re rich, poor, depressed, diseased, lonely, anxious, etc. For each person living on this earth, he or she has a set of circumstances in front of them that seem like a modern day Mount Everest.
Here’s where it gets good. Life may seem like a mountain but you have unlimited perseverance and endurance. God did not design you to go through life struggling. The struggle is the way of the world but you can overcome this.
See, the mistake that everyone makes is that passion is some sort of gift that only certain people hold. They don’t believe that they could ever hold the sort of passion that the greatest men and women of all time held. That’s a flat out lie.
Passion is a choice. Every day you have the choice to either roll over and die or you can live. You can make the choice to live for God. You can make the choice to live for the people around you every single day of your life. You can make the choice to be excellent in whatever you’re currently doing. You can make the choice to be ambitious and strive for your goals. Perseverance and passion is absolutely a choice and not a gift!
Are you going to be like the millions of other people out there who walk around with a negative attitude or are you going to make a difference in the lives of those around you? Are you going to make a difference in your own life? Are you going to empower yourself?
I get it. I really do get it. Life is hard and that’s why I write on the challenges of life but at some point we need to start making choices. We need to believe that we are stronger than what is holding us back.
EVERY SINGLE DAY OF OUR LIVES. Every single day of our lives the world will push us down. Even when you make the choice to make life your passion, the world will come against you. Circumstances will come against you. You will fail at overcoming obstacles and taking on difficult tasks. People will resent the energy that you bring. People will talk behind your back. It sounds terrible right?
Well it’s not terrible because you will succeed. As you love people and chase your dreams, good things will happen. You’ll find the right people who want to be around you because of the energy, inspiration, and the confidence that you bring.
So make the choice today. Don’t make the choice tomorrow. Don’t prolong this. Make a choice today to make life your passion and watch what begins to unfold.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou
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