Something that has been on my mind in recent weeks and bugging me are the terms ‘enthusiasm’, ‘passion’ and or ‘motivation’ or just an appetite for in so far as goals – life, or targets or … it doesn’t really matter – not really, or does it?
A few months ago, a term was used with me that basically implied l was boring and unadventurous – yes, yes l know – some of you will know all about this – but l am a deep thinker – a ponderer – just because l may have thought about something doesn’t mean l stop thinking about it – it means in my world that l must really analyse the implications and in many respects the complications of something at times.
The ‘You are not adventurous enough’ really grated on me and more so, because there was a lot going in my life and not just from that period of time, but from a few years and l felt if honest quite bedraggled, tired and fatigued. It wasn’t just unadventurous, it was not passionate enough also……….. which confused me further – l am at best a very enthusiastic and passionate man about many things – but these two things made me boring and unattractive. I spent too much time with gardening and blogging and this too was seen as a negative.
Now – my lifestyle and behaviour has/have changed, l am living by myself as a singleton of sorts, re-creating my own routines and re-establishing living patterns – and as l start to recharge my strengths and allow myself to chill out a bit – even with the recent stress loads – l am now being seen as more adventurous and passionate again for … life?
Which apparently makes me more attractive again …. Now how do l feel about that … mm, right, l see. If anything confused and bemused …… , hence today’s post!
Do we all just get stuck into the routine rut and it takes a cold sharp snap to bring us out? To wake us up from the dream or perhaps nightmare? Although recent events have made me think more of ‘Life’s too short to not do more exciting stuff again!’
At my own concession admittedly – I have changed quite significantly in some areas since living by myself again and l have noticed this – l have changed my blogging style, my gardening style, my exercise style but l was making these changes anyway prior to my living by myself – l think they are just more noticeable now to observers and maybe outsiders than previous on account l was making them slowly and not more precisely like now.
Now the question is this ………
How attractive is passion to you? I don’t mean the eroticness of passion, l mean how do you view the quality in a person be it significant or not, or just in people you know?
Then as a second question set – list the qualities that you also find attractive in people.
Let me know below – Thanks – Rory