When the word Passion is literally taken it can mean n number of things. But I would like to stress one of its kind
Each and every day I crave for bread omlette cheese and my day is not complete without thinking about it and having one – Is this Passion ? If so can anyone be passionate about bread omelette cheese ?
You wear earphones all day and listen to music and say you are passionate about music .. Really ?
Lets say we interview few people and ask them what is their passion or what are they passionate about
Garnab Noswamy – I will make others cry to the extent that they will forget how to cry.
Kalman Shan – Flexing my muscles man. Flaunting my body and growing each and every part of human body.
Hamran Ishmi - Arey of course kissing yaar. I can be without food but not kissing one (or many) all day
Myself – Date with Gemma Watson
Somebody – Date with Bunny Leone! ( Wow that’s a date to be remembered)
Some things remains a dream, so basically it’s a dream ..right and not passion. Some of the above things mentioned are being ridiculously followed so we can say they are being passionately followed , but do these really stand for and do justice for the word “Passion” ?
How I would like to redefine Passion
Passion is something that basically starts with interest. This interest is kind of different. It not only benefits you but “many”. This interest becomes the root and slowly starts getting etched in our minds as constant thought process first. Then giving some shape to that interest by executing it and in turn if many are benefitted then I will say you are passionate about doing something.
When Infosys was at a good shape in the 90s it got an offer of getting sold for big stakes. All the board of directors thought their work had finally paid off and gave a nod to sell Infy. But NRN was the sole person to stand against it. His thoughts were passionate – he said to the board members that if the others are planning to sell Infy then he would buy out all of them even when he did not have that power to do that at that time. Why ? Realise that money was not the concern because there was a mammoth offer waiting for them already. He visualized a bigger Infosys, he was so passionate that he wanted to expand it, give thousands of people jobs, contribute to our countries growth and make India a better place to live.And if we take the TATAs, their passion is now the bread and butter for tens of thousands of people across our country and it is definitely not an understatement to say they are part of Indian economy.