Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
So here is a simple equation – Passion –> Motivation –> Energy –> Power. I believe in this whole heartedly; I’m passionate about so many things in life and I’ll be eternally grateful for the things I’ve been rewarded with because of these passions. Passion is contagious, much like when somebody laughs or smiles – I don’t know about you, but if somebody smiles I smile with them. If somebody laughs, I’m normally the one who laughs the longest. When I see someone with passion, it inspires me – it makes me yearn for their passion. I tend to search out people with passion and find somewhere in my life for them, because I believe you need them. So, what am I passionate about? About helping others for example.
The passion that keeps me going, that makes me excited, and that makes me want to climb mountains is helping others get education. Not just sending money and enjoying it, but seeing how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together from the getting people interested to helping them staying motivated and the review their learning efforts.
Last month I managed to persuade 3 people to join ged learning program and it was captivating. You could tell that the students truly believed in their idea, and there was a genuine excitement filling the air. I’m also passionate about how lessons are marketed because I’ve seen a much needed learning resources websites that disappear off the air because the marketing wasn’t done right. I was involved in the marketing, but I did it on my own because I was passionate about the websites – I wasn’t employed by these people, I just decided one day to help the resources along a bit. To start with it went well and managed to get a theatre in the West End, but once there it just seemed to get forgotten about, and this killed me. I was upset and frustrated, because I knew how well it could do. I was willing to put 120% into the marketing of that website but I, and a lot of my friends, weren’t listened to and I’ll never really forget that.
Another huge passion of mine is music – it doesn’t matter what genre it is, I’ll give it a listen. The right kind of music can make me cry, it can evoke memories of good and bad times, it can make you smile, or your heart melt. I don’t actually know where this love of music came from – sure, my parents listened to it but they can live without it and that’s the difference. I genuinely can’t live without music – internet, phone, TV… they mean nothing to me if I don’t have music. Some of the songs that evoke strong feelings for me are Dance With My Father (Luther Vandross), Time To Say Goodbye (Various), Reverance (David Sides) and Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson). All of those songs have made me cry at some point in my life – not just a little sob, I’m talking full blown hysterics. I could tell you why but music is also very personal to me, so I won’t divulge… yet And don’t even get me started on musical theatre songs.
Anyway I’ve let you in on a couple of my passions and now I’m worn out – talking about passions makes me tired, it makes me so excited and now I could really do with a nap. While I’m recharging, tell me a couple of your passions