“Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.” ~ Karl Wallenda
There is a lot of talk these days about passion, calling, strengths, and so on. There seems to be very little talk about how to measure these things, though.
As much as I believe in the concept, I grow tired of the vagueness. It’s like dangling the proverbial carrot in front of us. Even identifying areas of passion seems to be a cake mixed with speculation, baked with wishful thinking and frosted with conjecture.
So, what if passion was measurable?
I’m pretty sure it is.
For me, the best test of my passion is a simple one. There are things that I do that cause huge spans of time to disappear – these lie within my passions. If I think I’ve invested ten minutes in something, but it’s actually more like two hours, that’s a great indicator. Conversely, there are things that cause the clock to virtually stop… these are probably not within my passions.
I like the quote from Karl Walenda in this post. He calls the passion zone “living.” All else to him was “waiting.”
What do you think?
How do you measure your passions?
To you, what is “living” and what is “waiting?”