Different degrees of passion for different folks

Monday, 22 February, 2010

Interesting reading. There are three types of people in the world, those who have no passion at all (yet are still content), those with a passion for one thing, and those passionate about everything.

People with a passion for one thing are those who have found some calling in life and live and breathe that calling. These people may have multiple “one things” for which they are passionate about but they are interested primarily in the thing itself. These are the people who have dreams about thier passion, who spend idle moments of their day thinking about it and who possess a sense of manifest destiny and purpose once they discover their calling.

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  • Being passionate about nothing looks dull and leads only to success in doing nothing; being passionate about everything looks wasteful of time because you cannot be successful in just every field of interest. Being passionate about one thing is what leads to success, and often, being focused and attaining success in this way could actually lead to being successful in other fields as a by-product, like the case of people who learn one foreign language from one family and end up learning other similar languages: Once you learn Spanish, it is easy to learn French or Italian, for example. So I would say that being passionate about one thing – at least one thing at a time – is the key to success in your passions, which after all is what any passionate and sensible person would like and deserve.

    Pablo at 5:09 am on Monday, 1 March, 2010