I like this line that “passionate people have it in their hearts.”
See, words and verbose showings are just that – a focus on pomp and pageantry.
Makes me think of a bride or groom more concerned about how they look and sound than in loving their spouse for the next 60 years…
Is there an inverse correlation between engagement ring size and chance of divorce?
Well, I’m glad you asked.
A study I found (A Diamond Is Forevr And Other Fairy Tales) discovered that:
Controlling for a number of demographic and relationship characteristics, we find evidence that marriage duration is inversely associated with spending on the engagement ring and wedding ceremony
This is the same elsewhere. You can talk about blogging or basketball or music all day. You can worry about social media strategies and shoe styles and the perfect violin strings too. But the true tell of a calling lies in the action.
What are you willing to actually go do?
Understand: You get to decide who you become.
In the words of Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, “Passionate people don’t wear their passion on their sleeves; they have it in their hearts.” The passion to see an idea to fruition isn’t visible in the emotion people express. The enthusiasm we inject into our words, tone of voice, and body language isn’t a clue to the internal passion we experience, but merely a reflection of our presentation skills and our personalities. For example, research shows that extraverts tend to be more expressive than introverts, which means that they display more passion. But whether we tend to be more extraverted or introverted has essentially no bearing on whether we’ll succeed as entrepreneurs. You can love an idea and be determined to succeed, but still communicate it in a reserved manner.
-Adam Grant, Originals