“Passion is about living days immersed in the strength of a barely controllable emotion.”
TASK AT HAND: First, I want to say thanks to everyone for their interest and support in my new book, Decision Diagnosis: Seven Antidotes to Decision Procrastination. As I mentioned last week, I am going to do one more excerpt from the book here on today’s Sunday Surgical Scrub.
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Here is a portion from Chapter 6: Alleviating Factors, on the concept of passion in decision-making, personal relationships, and how to regularly reacquaint yourself with passion in your life. If there is one part of the book that feeds all others, yet stands alone, it is the one that follows.
To practice with passion, we need to define the concept of passion. We need to identify why passion is so important to successful strategic development. Passion is about living days immersed in the strength of a barely controllable emotion. Passion, as a source of energy, can be oppressed by the many tasks and distractions that endlessly intrude into our lives. However, I have found that reacquainting yourself with your passion is a revitalizing elixir of energy, focus, and determination that you can’t neglect.
“Passion, as a source of energy, can be oppressed by the many tasks and distractions that endlessly intrude into our lives.”
Consequently, I have found three strategies to ensure that passion is a tenet not lost and neglected. Using these three strategies, you can routinely and commonly implement your passion into your decision-making.
Passion and decision-making. When you are formulating decisions and employing strategies in your business or professional life, don’t neglect to acquaint yourself with your drives and desires. Some aspects are best decided dispassionately, but core fundamentals require a degree of enthusiasm, self-expression, and identity to fulfill the full potential of the decision in question. Many times, when you have options without major distinctions, choosing the one best aligned with your passion will provide you opportunities you did not foresee.
“A personal relationship without some element of passion is a mere acquaintance.”
Passion in your personal relationships. A personal relationship without some element of passion is a mere acquaintance. Strive to consistently surround yourself with people who stroke the fires of vitality: those who challenge you, those who ask you to grow, and those who allow you to change. Finding passion in your personal relationships will allow you to achieve better decisions, implement better strategies, and be more content in the relationships you have and care for.
Passion in your daily life. Finally, regardless of your professional and personal endeavors, do something you are passionate about each day. There is no need for it to be for more than a few minutes, but stay connected to that drive daily. Don’t lose this connection because it is a defining part of who you are.
The aim is that when you look back on your life, you can recall a life lived with passion—days filled with this barely controllable emotion that allows you to create and touch the lives of others in fantastical and wonderful ways.
GRATIS: “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” -Mark Twain
My best to you,