Vishal Ostwal

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One Thing Which a Passionate Person Won’t Ever Do

Are you passionate about something? If you say that you are, then I don’t doubt it.

Your passion may be anything from establishing the biggest online retail store in future, or becoming the next Michael Jackson. It can be anything. After all, who knows about your passion better than yourself? Obviously no one else other than you.

But what if you realize one day that you had chosen the wrong path, or were living a life led by illusions?


It isn’t hard to get trapped in false beliefs when there are so many voices around you which confuse you each day.

My reason behind writing this post

In my life till now, I have come across only a handful of people who have some specific or clear goals. The ones who aspire to bring a change and are hell bent on accomplishing what they aim for.

There are a few dreamers who take their dreams seriously.

What I find common in many people is that they pursue  some random idea and start working on it just because it seems attractive to them, regardless of whether they know it well, or whether they genuinely like it or not.

I don’t need to explain much about what happens to such people later. They soon get tired, lose enthusiasm, and realize the truth about their false belief when its too late.
There are no questions regarding the price which one has to pay for pursuing one’s passion. It takes a lot of hard work. Sometimes a lifetime.
So if you call something your dream or passion, make sure that it’s really your passion. Taking up any kind of work just because everyone else is doing it or because you are attracted to it temporarily, calling it your passion is a bad idea.
“True Passion isn’t driven by your desires, but pushed by the voice within”
You may be utterly disappointed if you shout out to the whole world about your fake passion, when you know in your heart that what you’re doing is nothing more than fooling yourself.
There’s one big truth which you ought to know about true passion – It cannot be faked.

True passion cannot be faked. Even if you somehow succeed and attain the highest place in what you have chosen, you won’t be much satisfied with the results. You’ll soon come to know that not only you had taken the wrong road but also have reached the wrong destination. The place where your being doesn’t give you joy.

However, since if you succeed at wrong things, you won’t miss your passion in the midst of your achievements. Yet, isn’t it better to be a bit keener from the beginning and reach the right place? It’s always worth it.

How a passion can be different from a dream

  • Every dreamer takes up a dream and lives it.
  • Slowly he faces difficulties and things turn out to be harder.
  • Yet the dreamer goes on and slowly changes some things and adapts himself to the changes.
  • Things either work out in his favor, or they don’t.
  • Either the dreamer succeeds, or he fails.
The above points show a simple outline of a dreamer’s life. But in case of a passionate person it’s slightly different. A dream and passion can be same at times, but not necessarily.

“A dream is something you wish to achieve, but a passion is what keeps you going.”

A person may give up on his dreams, but what about his passions? Will he give up on them too? He will never. If the person gives up, it simply means that the person wasn’t ever sincere about his passion. Or even if he was once a passionate, he didn’t have the courage to defend his passion against the odds and gave up.

The one thing which a passionate person won’t do

The one thing which a really passionate person won’t ever do is – Quitting

Quitting is what a passionate person would hesitate to do. He won’t quit even when all odds are against him. Not because it makes him a failure or for some other reason, but because to him, it means giving up the work which gave his life a purpose. What might be the cost of quitting for him? It means losing the reason behind his happiness. Forever.
So, his financial gains, successes, dreams and all aren’t greater than his passion.
Do you wonder why nightingales sing or why do honey bees collect honey? To me, this seems the same kind of thing. Passion is something which a person does for himself.
A passionate person does selflessly what he loves, and hence, always gives his best. To him, work matters more than the outcomes. Since a passionate person always gives his best, the outcomes are most likely to be fine.

You and your passion

If you are currently doing something and calling it your passion, then be sure that you aren’t faking it. That it’s really your passion.

If you don’t do any kind of work what you can call your passion, its okay.

But you don’t feed your fake passion. Everything requires dedication and sincere efforts, even if they are at a wrong place. So better spend and invest your hard work in the right work.


A passionate person won’t ever quit. A passionate person won’t give up because, to him the work matters more than the outcomes. His passion itself is what makes him happy.

If you have a passion, follow it. Not for some gains or pleasing others, but for yourself.
Do you have a passion? What do you think matters the most while working on your passions? Leave a comment.

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