Are You Dead?


What are you passionate about? Have you taken the time to  think about it lately? Chances are, if you are among the masses, your passion died out just shortly after high school. I would say not to worry and it’s completely normal because it happens to so many people, but passion is kind of a big deal and if you have no passion, you are dead. Allow me to explain. Benjamin Franklin once said,

“Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.”

What do you think he means? He’s talking about your dreams, your passion, your fire. He’s talking about that special something that gets you up in the morning or maybe it keeps you up all night filled with energy or even excitement. You see, there is no such thing as a low-energy person and there is no such thing as a high-energy person. Each one of us knows one or the other or even both types of people.

The person who seems to laze around all day with no drive, no ambition, no sense of urgency is the person who has no energy. This person has no aim or direction and it’s been so long since they have been inspired or motivated you could say they have given up. They are dead. Once your dreams and your passion die, what is left of you?

The high-energy person is eager, excited, driven and you might even say they come off as annoying or even overbearing. They have their goals and steps to get accomplish each one ready for the next day. This person might even say, “I just don’t know if I can go on, but I have to.” This is a person who has passion. Passion is energy. When your burning desire is strong enough, you will somehow find the motivation and energy to do what absolutely must be done. This person has not let their fire inside the die and it is these types of people that inspire even those who are dead.

How to prevent from becoming a zombie

If you don’t want to end up like everyone else, going from day to day with no direction, You could take good ol’ Dana Sibilsky‘s advice and get with a life coach, a mentor. Find someone who has in life what you want and study that person. The more dreamers and successful people you are around, the more you come to life and you LEARN how to dream again.

Read success books from well-known coaches such as John C. Maxwell, which is one of my personal favorites. You will find yourself in the books you read and the people you associate with. This would be one of the greater things you’ll ever do for yourself. Remember: Don’t ask yourself what does the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive because the world needs people who are alive.


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