Alden Tan is a blogger that makes his way to Kingpin Lifestyle all the way from Signapore. Alden Tan is a passionate BBoy and he started his own blog with the intention of spreading the word: life can be easy. Life can be enjoyable. Life can be lived with good emotions. Alden Tan’s blog is all about spreading the word of passion with uncensored, real talk on how to make your life better. Check out Alden Tan’s blog here. In the meantime… enjoy his first post on Kingpin Lifestyle.
Today we are going to talk about a simple yet powerful topic called Passion. This is an extremely important aspect of life that is most often swept under the rug by most people, and that of course is really sad because not many know of the art of passion and how it can actually bring you a long way in life.
Strong, powerful words bordering on metaphysical stuff? Indeed. Passion is on a whole new level. Read on to see why passion, when sparked in the individual can make a huge difference in his or her life and why passion isn’t just about doing what you love or dabbling in something you think is fun and cool.
Definition of Passion
“Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate”
That’s the straight-up meaning of it, should you flip open a book for it. But go ahead and ask anyone who has a real passion in life.
If you ask me, it goes something like this:
“Passion is that very thing in your body and soul that can take over within seconds. It burns with a fire so strong that you know it’s ‘right’”
It ain’t just something you love…
When people think of passion they are mostly like, “Oh just something I really love doing”.
Take it a little deeper.
With passion, there is feeling. With feeling, there are your senses being erupted. Passion allows you to actually follow your heart and when you go along with it, everything just feels right.
All the clichés in the world, Follow your Heart, Chase your dreams, Pursue your Passion, Do what you Love, Never Give Up, all stem from one thing, and that of course is passion.
Things will never go wrong.
It’s my personal belief that good things will automatically manifest in your life as long as you stay true to yourself and do what you love.
Maybe you think that’s hard to believe. After all, the world is a tough place where people are constantly competing against each other and also, you got to live up to societal expectations and all that.
Well, call it the law of attraction, having a good aura, creating good positive vibrations, karma or some deity making you feel blessed. Call it whatever you want! But you definitely cannot go wrong with this: It’s a damn good feeling.
When there is passion, it feels good. It gives you that major sense of belonging and ultimately, an identity. Passion is what burns inside of you that makes everything in life feel right. The world may be a crazy place for us to live in, but what makes us unique and special in this constantly-moving world is our feelings. NOTHING, and I mean nothing or anyone else on this planet can dictate that for you and take that away from you.
So, instil some passion inside of you, get some good feelings, have some fun, and just live happily.
The beauty of it all? It doesn’t matter what your passion is. Your favourite thing to do could be sitting at home playing Skyrim non-stop or heading out to do volunteer work. The difference ultimately come together and achieves the same thing in that person, which is feeling right; feeling totally awesome about it.
Because life isn’t that bad.
More clichés now: Life is unfair, it’s a Dog Eat Dog world out there, You Snooze You Lose, Survival of the Fittest, Good guys finish last. The list can go on!
Passion can trump all of that (I love how this works)
With all that I have written above, you can easily see how passion makes you feel good. Find your passion, go with it, fall in love with it and just feel totally awesome about life.
Passion (to be more dramatic about it) actually gives you hope in life.
Get some passion in you and you indulge in your whole being on a new level that is unique to you. With this special feeling, things will go right. Why?
Because life isn’t that bad.
Hell, if you can tell yourself that, you are pretty much right track in having passion; in life.
Life is Short.
Life is simply too short to be doing things you don’t even feel like doing. It’s a sad fact in life that people are caught in the “matrix” where they are bounded by rules of society and others’ expectations. Many hence, fail to follow their passion or worse, don’t even get to find theirs’. It’s an even sadder fact in life people don’t get to live their own life, thanks to diseases, bad people and stuff.
It’s all real. So why wait? Get your passion now, and start feeling good.
Having trouble finding your passion?
I wrote a guide here. In short, it goes a little something like this:
Step 1) Ask yourself what do you think you are good at.
Step 2) Ask yourself what makes you excited.
Step 3) Find out what makes you feel like you belong to something else.
Step 4) Try out all sorts of different stuff.
Start now. Don’t delay. It will be worth it.