I realize how that sounds. Don’t worry. I’m not trying to dig into anyone’s sex life here.
I’m talking about your life in general.
Even though we may not all live fabulous, jet-setting lives, we can all still be passionate about the lives we lead. Of course, there will be passionless moments – like doing the dishes or scrubbing the bathtub – and there will still be times when your zest for life wavers a bit. That doesn’t mean you have to be a passionless lump on the couch.
Seriously, how much do you love being around people who are genuinely excited about their lives? I do. A lot. Like A LOT a lot. On the same token, I’m not so excited to be around the passionless people I know. I’m guessing you’re probably the same way.
So, if so many of us are inherently drawn towards passionate people, doesn’t it kind of make you wonder if you’re a passionate people magnet or a passionless lump?
Taking your passion
I read a quote by Jack London the other day that fits in well with this topic:
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
Sounds about right to me.
It also sounds like the fundamental difference between passionate and passionless people. Passionate people are ready to go after what they want, to seek out new inspiration during lulls in their lives. Passionless people, on the other hand, prefer to wait, hoping that inspiration will hit them over the head like a piano falling from a fourth-story window.
Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to spend a few days pondering your own passion situation. Are you someone who leaps to action, searching for adventure and intrigue at every turn? Or, are you content with the ho-hum existence built around watching TV and doing the dishes?
While you’re at it, consider this: Is the person you’re meant to be passionate or passionless?
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