Have you ever met someone who wanted to tell you about what they do or what their aspirations are? Yes, of course you have! Now, sometimes the “passion” of an individual seems like a ton of hype. They’re talking loud, fast, using the arm and hand dramatics, jumping from topic to topic and asking every 2 minutes if their audience understands where they’re coming from, lol! If you can keep up, you’ll definitely be fired up enough to hit the gym or it may leave its listeners exhausted and confused as if they just finished running in circles for 30 minutes.
Don’t take me wrong, I love to hear what people are passionate about, what drives them and the excitement! It’s nothing more pure that the raw passion of someone who is aimed at achieving a goal. But sometimes sharing the passion in certain ways is actually counter productive to what was originally intended. Ranting about what drives you and what you’re passionate about in confusing circles to your listeners will leave them thinking that you are just all over the place. I’ve come across some of the most amazingly talented artists who exuded unparalleled passion for their artistry, but at times too much passion that seemed like borderline insanity.
Passion isn’t an amped up elevator pitch that makes the listener feel almost pressured to say something positive. Its the level of intense emotion that drives you to do what you do, aspire to do, the actions that you take to do it and shows your listeners that you are worth the pitch.
Anyone can evoke emotion, but the real question is, “Who can show passion through dedication, through consistency, through action?” Once you’ve shared all of your racing thoughts about what you’re passionate about, your listeners will want to know what have you done to pursue fulfilling this drive that you have. Why should they take you seriously? Why gain any form of interest in you and your goals?
If there is nothing that you can share to show that you take your passion seriously, you’re totally dedicated and your efforts are consistent; can you truly claim to be passionate?
“PASSION DRIVES ACTIONS” “ACTIONS BREEDS RESULTS”
If you really want to be heard and taken seriously, speak as a confident, secure and collected professional. If your goal is to gain support, speak of the goals you’ve set and achieved and every action you’ve taken to further your purpose. Your heartfelt statements, actions taken, consistency and goals set will attract and engage your listeners. They’ll want and need to hear about what you’ve done to show that passion for what you do or aspire to do.
The better they really understand what your sharing the better your chances of gaining an opportunity for support, exposure, being hired or getting assistance with reaching your goals. That is the real purpose of sharing your passion and goals with others.
Keep your passion and Show your passion.