What is this Missing Flame of Genius Like?
Let's start with passion and purpose!
“Passion isn't something that lives way up in the sky, in abstract dreams and hopes. It lives at ground level, in the specific details of what you're actually doing every day.”
- Marcus Buckingham
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
- Oprah Winfrey
“Passion is “soul fuel” - without it, you will run out of the food that feeds your very soul.”
- Frank Kamal
Your Flame of Genius is alive with your passion and purpose.
Passion is more than dreams of great things and following your bliss. It is energy. Passion requires reserves of energy that are replenished as you feed your dreams through accomplishments. That feeling of power, drive, energy, and borderline obsession required to achieve your dreams is passion.
Passion is energy - physical, emotional, and spiritual. Perhaps passion is even social when working in groups or sharing your passion with others.
In the case of social energy, we are fueled by both the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards of our progress, success, accomplishments. The passion is continuously sparked, and reserves are replenished, through these processes. The drive - and need - to continue to reach toward our goal is reinforced.
Finding your purpose makes it sound like it is lost. That you have misplaced it. That it is somehow out of reach.
But, in truth, your purpose is all around you. If it is out of reach, that is because it’s out of your consciousness - likely crowded out by busyness, stuff, and mind-numbing activities.
To have a purpose in life is to fulfill a calling or engage in a mission. Purpose is action driven by passion - the energy that nourishes our dreams, desires, ambitions, and goals.
Your emotions can help you realize your purpose. Even anger can help because anger is energizing. People who channel their anger into action get things done and they’re not likely to lose sight of their purpose.