Passion is like a wave. Sometimes it’s strong and powerful and other times it’s nothing more than a ripple. This is okay. There is this false idea that if you are truly passionate about something, it’s strong in your mind 100% of the time and you can’t stop thinking about it. Not true. Life gets in the way, you get distracted, or you may lose faith. It may seem gone but passion never truly goes away. It’s always there, in the back of your mind. It may be a whisper or a small flame, but it is there. When you get to this point, there are some things you can do to get your passion back to the levels it used to be.
1 – Remember
Remember the feelings you had when you first became passionate about something. Try to put yourself in those moments. What emotions were you experiencing?
2 – Work Towards It
Many of us lose passion in something because we get distracted and we forget how much we loved doing a particular thing. Drop the excuses and get back to it. Take baby steps if you have to.
3 – Let Go of Guilt
Did you stop doing something in your life because you feel guilty? You may feel you are letting your family down if you went back to school to get that degree or if you started up that hobby again. Let this go. You DESERVE to be happy too!
4 – Surround Yourself With People Who Have The Same Passion
If your passion is photography or acting for example, join a photography class or an acting class. Being around people who enjoy the same things will re-ignite your fire quickly. Seeing someone excited about something will naturally make you more excited. Don’t have time to meet up with others? Then join a Facebook group or an online forum. You can converse with people online.
When you are lying on your death bed, be proud and happy that you were able to do something you were passionate about. Don’t have any regrets.