A Potion of Passion

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The only thing that beats passion is wisdom. And by wisdom, I mean knowing exactly what is worth being passionate about and what isn’t. I’d rather you scream or cry or vent but don’t just be. Don’t just stand there and watch life pass you by especially if you know what to do. Live. Like. Today. Is. All. You. Have.

I’m sitting in a beautiful hotel room in Amsterdam as I write this. I just finished attending the first section of the Noordelicht Photography Masterclass… and after you’ve met some of the people I just met and heard some of the things they have to say, you come to certain conclusions:
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1. Talent is not enough. If Talent is what it took, the Brazilians or the Argentinians would have won the most recent world cup. There’s nothing as exciting as meeting people who are passionately developing or exploring their God-given gifts. It’s just like watching a bird step out of a cage and spread out the wings.

2. Knowledge is not enough. Some of the most knowledgable people I’ve met, have also been some of the least progressive, even retrogressive individuals anyone can encounter. The main reason why knowledge is not enough is because, this world thrives on action. Church folk will tell you “Faith without works is dead”. If you know what to do, just do it.

And finally, I’d advise you hang out with passionate people, if you can’t find any, may be, you can start with cutting out negative people. The people who have a million reasons why it can’t be done. Or who understand all the challenges there on the way and so advise you to take it easy. Once you cut them off, you can see more clearly.

What we need to succeed is not OUT there. It is IN us. You need to block out all the noise and passionately follow where your heart leads you.

LIVE NOW.

Comments

Bintu Kabba said…
Wow..how inspiring....I needed this!
Hi Bintu, good to know I could inspire you :) Have a splendid week.
yeh said…
Totally agree! I don't care if you're passionate about nails, or weird molecules or buttons or buildings, I just love love love the positive energy of passionate people!
Anonymous said…
Thank you for the riminder of all the beauty and passion which lies in us! I could not have a better surprise today then reading your blog and smile ... and smile ... and still smile!
Anonymous said…
Nana Kofi, Do you think your exposure made you come out with such conclusions? And if yes, how do we transfer such exposure to people who did not have same opportunities as you did in life?
Hello Anonymous, thanks for your question. Can you please clarify what you mean by "exposure" and also if I may know who you are?
Anonymous said…
My name is Felix (Ghanaian). Exposure as in "Experience of something". You've travelled a lot and seen it all. You've been expose to a lot which could be a reason for such conclusions. Do you think this exposure is transferable?
Di said…
I like. Good gospel you are preaching.
Hi Felix, there is still so much to see and I hope I see it all before I die. I think inspiration is everywhere around us. A simple decision as making sure one spends more time associating with people who are better than them can go a long way.