In the 2004 movie, National Treasure, treasure hunter Benjamin Gates asks his sidekick, Riley, this simple question: “We don’t need someone crazy. But one step short of crazy, what do you get?”
His sidekick says “Obsessed” but he corrects him with “Passionate.”
If you aren’t doing what you love, then your life lacks true meaning. Passion leaves the confines of hobby and dreams and dives into crazy… passion is the fuel of life; passion is a drive that thrusts one forward even amidst pain and hard times. It’s important that people realize what they are really passionate about.
When you do what, you love to do at a moderate level, you can call it a hobby. It could be cooking, gardening, singing in the shower, playing with action figures; the mix. But when you give up every other thing for just one, to the point that someone deems you a step short from crazy, that’s passion for you. Passion gets you all blind to obstacles. In our previous teaching on WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT FEAR, we stated that the great achievers of our time were men who were too dumb to realize that the tasks they’ve taken on had been termed impossible by others. This is so because of passion. Passion gets you blind to proven impossibilities…
Whenever you discover passion for a given thing, never relent, allow that energy to propel you. Suffice it to say that passion is the first pointer and it stands at the center of purpose discovery. Do you remember the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman? Scripture has it that he was hungry so his disciples went off for food and before they could return Jesus already had food. He had no physical food but he was filled… what did he eat, he simply had his fill speaking to the Samaritan woman, getting to change someone’s life was his fill.
Today friends I say be like Jesus(founder, High Priest and CEO salvation and inventor of the new birth) be like Bill Gates (founder Microsoft), be like Chris Kwekowe(founder Slate cube), be like Agwu Prince(founder Prince Rhethorics), be like Ajah Anayo(founder Nigerian Universities Scholarships and CEO discuss ng), be like Anyaele Samuel(A born teacher and public speaker) Be like Chikezie Uzuegbunam CEO opportunity desk and a profound Academic and researcher). Finally be like me who passion kept awake till 2. am and awake by 5 making sure this post is written, be like the so many friends and mentors I have around me who passion won’t let sleep through the night. I say to you today BE MORE…
WHEN ITS PASSION YOURE HAPPY
WHEN ITS PASSION YOURE FULFILLED
WHEN ITS PASSION YOURE ENERGIZED
WHEN ITS PASSION FAILURE DOESN’T EXIST
WHEN ITS PASSION YOU GO SOLO
WHEN ITS PASSION YOU INVEST INTO IT
WHEN ITS PASSION YOU GET BETTER AT IT
WHEN ITS PASSION YOU DO MORE……….
DEAR FRIENDS FROM ALL OF US AT MIND HOARDE WE SAY GET TO WORK STOP AND BECOME PASSIONATE… BE WELL.