Know your Passion.
I thought I should write a mini-course on this subject, but I am not sure where to start… Maybe this is it.
I will start by trying to define what passion means to me.
Passion for promoting a sport means having a strong and enthusiastic interest in increasing awareness and participation in a particular sport. Like everyone here knows… Mine is wrestling. It involves a deep sense of commitment to the sport and a desire to share its benefits and joys with others.
When someone has a passion for promoting a sport, they are motivated to take action to grow the sport in their community, region, state, or even on a national or international level. This may involve organizing events, creating marketing campaigns, building relationships with athletes and teams, and working with local organizations to increase access and participation.
Passion could be working with local media: You can also work with local media outlets, such as newspapers or TV stations, radio, or even YouTube or even blogs to promote wrestling in your area. You can pitch stories about local wrestlers or tournaments, and provide interviews or quotes about the benefits of the sport.
Passion for promoting a sport also often involves a desire to inspire and motivate others to take up the sport and experience its benefits. This can involve sharing personal stories, providing coaching or mentorship, and serving as a role model for others who are interested in the sport.
Overall, passion for promoting wrestling is my driving force it can help to grow the sport and create a community of enthusiasts who share a common love for this sport.
Passion is a driving force… I heard this saying once, I have it posted in my classroom, author unknown it might have been Tony Robbins? “Passion and Purpose are inseparable. When you’re passionate it leads you to your purpose. When you are purposeful it unleashes your passion.”
Here are the first five reason why being passionate is important you can put this toward anything you strive at maybe your job, your hobbies, YOUR PASSION etc
- Gives us direction and purpose: When we are passionate about something, it can give us a clear sense of direction and purpose in life. It can help us to identify our goals and priorities, and guide us towards the things that truly matter to us.
- Provides motivation and drive: Passion provides us with the motivation and drive to pursue our goals and overcome obstacles. When we are passionate about something, we are more likely to put in the time, effort, and resources required to achieve our desired outcomes.
- Enhances our creativity and innovation: Passion can also enhance our creativity and innovation, as we are more likely to come up with new ideas and solutions when we are deeply engaged in something we care about.
- Improves our well-being: Pursuing our passions can lead to improved well-being, as it can provide a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and joy. It can also reduce stress, improve mood, and increase overall life satisfaction.
- Creates a sense of connection and community: Passion can also bring people together and create a sense of connection and community. When we share a passion with others, we are more likely to form meaningful relationships and build supportive networks that can help us achieve our goals.
In short, passion is important because it gives us direction, motivation, creativity, well-being, and community. It is a powerful force that can help us live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
I started this process with my oldest son, who is finishing college and he had asked me how do I find my passion… He said, “you found your passion wrestling. How do I find mine?” I had not really put it into words so I did some research with him… This is the first list we came up with. (I got a lot of this from different internet searches… Summary..
- Reflect on your hobbies and interests: Look back on the things you enjoy doing in your free time. These could be anything from playing an instrument, playing a sport, to reading books or hiking. Think about why you enjoy these activities and what draws you to them.
- Try new things: Experiment with new hobbies and activities that you’ve always been curious about. Attend workshops, seminars, and classes to get a feel for what you enjoy and what you don’t.
- Identify your values: (This one makes a big difference to me) Consider what you value most in life. Is it creativity, innovation, helping others, or something else? Your passion should align with your core values.
- Listen to your instincts: Pay attention to the things that excite you and give you a sense of fulfillment. If you find yourself talking about a particular topic or activity with enthusiasm, it may be a sign of your passion.
- Take personality and interest tests: There are many personality and interest assessments available online. These can help you identify your strengths, preferences, and areas of potential passion.
- Talk to others: Reach out to people in fields or industries that interest you. Ask them about their experiences, what they enjoy most about their work, and how they discovered their passion.
- Consider your childhood dreams: Reflect on the things you wanted to be or do when you were a child. Even if these ideas seem unrealistic or impractical now, they may point you towards your passion.
- Experiment with different career paths: If you’re unsure about your passion, try exploring different career paths through internships or job shadowing. This can give you a better idea of what you enjoy and what you don’t.
Asking these questions can help you identify your passions and find meaningful ways to pursue them. Remember, finding your passion can be a process of discovery, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things until you find what resonates with you.
Here are the questions we are working on right now…
- What are the things that make me happiest? Consider the activities or situations that leave you feeling fulfilled and content.
- What are my natural talents and skills? Think about the things that come easily to you, and that you enjoy doing.
- What kind of impact do I want to have on the world? Consider the things that you feel strongly about and want to make a positive impact on.
- What are my core values and beliefs? Think about the principles that guide your life and the things that matter most to you.
- What motivates me? Consider the things that drive you to take action and pursue your goals.
- What have been my most meaningful experiences? Reflect on the experiences that have had the biggest impact on your life and consider why they were so significant.
- What do I want to learn more about? Consider the topics or areas that you are curious about and want to explore further.
What a way to start a mini-course… which I really don’t know how to do… but I am a teacher and a Lesson Plan might be the next step I take… turn those questions into a workable worksheet… ideas, ideas, ideas… If you want more… let me know… I just might be talking to myself… nothing new! Email me at [email protected]