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How can we develop passion towards something?

Being passionate is the essence of leading a successful life, but how can we become passionate?

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    Feb 10 2013: Have a goal that is worthy of you.
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      Feb 10 2013: and that is in understanding how far you can go with your abilities and skills
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        Feb 10 2013: I haven't met many who have a clue as to their abilities and skills. Only a few years ago, I didn't have anywhere near the ability or skill level that I have now - and in so many areas, let alone one. I only began to discover that when my passion became knowing who and what I am, and then learning about what that meant. THAT was and is a goal worthy of ME.

        How much different today is than when I had goals that were not only too small for me, but the pursuit of them demeaned who and what I am - which is probably why motivation wanes so quickly in those circumstances; they weren't worthy of me. I am far too powerful and magnificent a "being" to piddle around (waste my time) with illusory goals. (Everyone is but few know it)
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    Feb 10 2013: Can we develop passion really? Or is it more of a gift of our consciousness?
  • Feb 10 2013: Hmmm... good point. I think, in case your abilities are exceeding the skills required to pursue your passion, you might still enjoy it. In this case, almost every time you will be able to meet the demands and enjoy the success of completing the task. But it depends on your personality too. Few people are content in performing routine tasks, whereas others demand new and challenging situations. If you are from second category then you might soon get bored with the passion thats not presenting any challenges for you. Most of us have a tendency to improve ourselves, to move towards something bigger than what we have today. In such cases as long as your passion fulfills your growth orientation you should continue to enjoy it...
  • Feb 10 2013: According to me passion is extreme madness and liking towards something. The object and level of your passion depends upon your personality, experiences from past and available opportunities. You have to provide constant food to keep that passion ignited. For that keep meeting people who follow similar passion, read more information about it. Try to know successful examples in your area of passion. At the same time know about your capabilities and try to match them with the requirements needed to pursue your passion. A SWOT analysis is necessary in your respective area of passion. Focus more on strengths and feel good about yourself for following what you really want. Hold your nerves during hard times and keep working for the enjoyment received by following your passion...
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      Feb 10 2013: What if you are passionate about something that doesnt really require elevation of your strengths, skills. my point is, can your abilities exceed your passion? or does it have to be a challenege?
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    Feb 9 2013: I am inclined to think that passion finds you rather than your finding it, but you have to expose yourself to a range of experiences and invest yourself in them to some degree to know how they feel and to have a chance to notice you really enjoy doing or thinking about some particular thing.

    It is kind of like your being unlikely to fall madly in love if you never get out and meet people. But just getting out and meeting people doesn't guarantee you will one day fall madly in love.
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    Feb 9 2013: I think it is from determining what your purpose is and what goals you want to accomplish.
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    Feb 9 2013: I'm not sure passion is all that important. I'm usually more interested in mildness.