What are you passionate about?


Image by Mani Kandan

Image by Mani Kandan

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” —Ella Fitzgerald

What is the big deal about having passion for what you do anyway? For one, when you are passionate about what you do, you are being truthful to yourself. You involve yourself in something that you approve of, and in something that comes naturally to you. You are utilising your talents, which you have for good reason. When you deny yourself your natural ability, you put society at a disadvantage.

A lot of people find them- selves performing mundane activities on daily bases as part of their chosen professions. That is not necessarily a bad a thing, however, there are many who are frustrated, bored, unfulfilled and just plain miserable at work. Are you always looking forward to Friday afternoons and find Sunday evenings depressing? Well, you are not alone.

Feeling obligated to do work that does not fulfill you can leave you feeling drained. Granted, even if you do enjoy your work, you don’t have to find everyday enjoyable. There will always be highs and lows, however, when you are passionate about your work, you look past the dull or stressful days. You do this effortlessly. However, why do we choose different paths and abandon our talents?

Some people follow certain paths because they wish to please others in their lives. On one hand you have parents who have big dreams for their children, and on the other hand you have children who have big dreams for themselves. Very often these dreams clash, and you are left with children who’s goal is to please their parents.

There are many other factors that contribute to why you would choose against your talent or passion. Society, is one of them, you are expected to act a certain way and follow certain protocols. If your passion is in music, well…forget it, that is not an esteemed career path. Other factors could be your spouse, your low selfesteem, believing that you have no choice and so on.

And yet, anyone who has ever succeeded in their endeavours would tell you that their reason for success is the passion of what they do. If I have heard this once, I have heard it a million times. However, regardless of this constant recurring theme, you are still terrified of following your passion. You may even argue that, “my passion does not pay bills”. It is definitely wise to have employment while you are working towards your real goals, but never give up on them. This is your ticket to a more fulfilling life.

Giving up your passion is giving up yourself. Come alive and be true to yourself. You have that talent for a reason. Use it. If you do not know what it is, find it. Choose it, why choose anything else.

Choose YOU.

I See You,

Lungisa Sonqishe


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