By: Ryan Roberts, Guest Blogger
Passion, by definition, is a strong and barely controllable emotion. Passion is when you put more energy into something than is required. People often tell me that they are envious about how passionate I am, but when you really look at what passion is--everybody has it in them. Harriet Tubman said it best, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
For those who have yet to read the book I Am That Girl written by Alexis Jones—do it, especially if you are struggling to find your passions in life. We all imagine having that dream job, doing the kind of hobbies that make us feel happy and fulfilled, and feeling comfortable in our own skin. These things come from a place inside of you where your passion lingers—find it.
My passion consumes me. Whenever I have a free minute I find myself writing, working on IATG things, reading, or business planning. These are the things that I care about, the things that give me energy, the things that I need to plan my life around. Often times I find myself thinking too deeply about how to make this happen. I always feel like I need to have the answers—need to know how to get from A to B in the most effective way. Life doesn’t work that way though. Life is full of surprises and obstacles, and it is impossible to predict every little thing along the way. I have to push my perfectionist tendencies aside and put positive thoughts out there and trust that my hard work will get me where I need to be.
That is when I am truly consumed by my passions.
Passions come in all shapes and sizes. Plug into what makes YOU thrive--music, coding, cooking, swimming, gaming-- and share it with the world!
Ryan has completed her Marketing BBA and Political Science AA and currently works as a graphic designer. Her passion tends to consume her, she writes too much, and she loves hip hop.
image via thatmakessense.net