I am a teacher. I spend a lot of time with learners (of all ages), albeit mostly adults. Considering that they are pretty mature it is difficult to teach them. Hence much of my time is spent facilitating and inspiring these learners to manifest their learning. And since I teach and research – innovation and entrepreneurship, most of these discussions hover around “Passion“.
Most people believe they are passionate about something or the other. I don’t disagree, but often end up asking them to describe their passion. Many of them explain their interests and misunderstand that its their passion. So my suggestion to most such people is – “manifest your passion”.
And all of them ask – “How should we manifest passion?”
I met Brajesh Singh (http://brajeshsingh.in) recently in a Management Development Program (MDP) on Intrapreneurship. I was stumped when out of the blue he presented me a calendar. I thanked him and that night I realised that I saw the answer to the above question.
Here is a man who “manifested passion”. I spent much time that night looking and re-looking at the pictures in his calendar. Amazing is an understatement! It was his own calendar – the Brajesh Singh Calendar! Here is one photo of Brajesh Singh
So I spent the lunch next day (during the MDP) asking him so many questions. As he spoke I saw what “passion meant”. It was so easy to see that “wildlife photography” was his passion. Several colleagues of his joined us and appreciated his photographs and his passion. The way he spoke about wildlife and his reminisces of capturing photographs enthralled us. Sadly we had to stop and get back to our MDP sessions! But I had something to tell my students.
If you are passionate
- clearly define it (Brajesh does not shoot any photo – he captures wildlife in the wild)
- do something about it (Brajesh uses his camera, captures and shares it on his website – http://brajeshsingh.in)
- take action and showcase it (goes on expeditions and captures photos; shares it on his website; joins other wildlife photographers; learns from those much younger than him)
- create and share your passion in whatever way possible (Brajesh creates an annual calendar)
- sustain it (Brajesh’s annual calendar is now in its sixth year)
Clearly Brajesh manifests passion. In today’s digital era, it is easy to manifest passion. So the next time you catch yourself talking about Passion – stop and take action! Manifest it.
I came away inspired. This is what happens when you meet a passionate soul. You can like his photography here too: https://www.facebook.com/BrajeshSinghsPhotography/
Thanks Brajesh! My passion is to teach and I took one more step in that direction by sharing your story with my students and readers. I manifested my passion!
If you (the reader) like reading this, do something about your passion now. Manifest it today!