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Living a Life of Passion Means...

Updated on March 6, 2012
Despite the much slower pace on product development, I remain dedicated and kept my passion aflame by being enthusiastic on what I do. I keep practicing on new design ideas and other techniques that I learn online.
Despite the much slower pace on product development, I remain dedicated and kept my passion aflame by being enthusiastic on what I do. I keep practicing on new design ideas and other techniques that I learn online. | Source

Pushing forward even when there seemed to be no progress or result.

Living a passionate life is when you still push forward even when progress seemed slow or when there seemed to be no result despite of your efforts. Sometimes we get so excited about opportunities in life that we often assume that everything would go our way.

I have been looking forward to starting my online jewelry business. I have enrolled on workshops to enhance my skills on jewelry making and jewelry design; I have done online research on everything that I should know about running an online jewelry store: jewelry photography, creating an online business plan, online marketing; I have even gone so far as pursuing a postgraduate degree in management believing that I needed the education once my business grew into a web empire. But everything seemed to be going in a much slower pace than anticipated. Studying everything that needs to be learned about running an online shop took more time, my application for postgraduate studies got deferred for next semester, and learning the techniques did not necessarily translated to having the skills. I prayed so hard for courage, courage to have patience that everything works in His time and not mine; that His ways are higher than my ways and His thoughts, higher than my thoughts.

To redeem the notion that handcrafted are homemade goods for people who cannot afford to buy commercial goods but are actually for people who appreciate haute couture for clothing and gourmet for food in a sense.
To redeem the notion that handcrafted are homemade goods for people who cannot afford to buy commercial goods but are actually for people who appreciate haute couture for clothing and gourmet for food in a sense. | Source

Being enthusiastic and dedicated on the work

Despite the slow pace on product development, I remain dedicated and kept my passion aflame by being enthusiastic on what I do. I keep practicing on new design ideas and other techniques that I learned online. I would read about design concepts on hubs and play with color schemes. I see the postponement of my postgraduate study as an opportunity to have more time dedicated in working on my web business.

Believing that there is a noble purpose in the simplest of tasks

Knowing that there is a higher purpose in everything I do keep me grounded. Making jewelry seems simple enough a task. Some do so for profit, some for craft. I do because I am passionate about delivering quality pieces that would uplift the enterprising spirit of the Filipinos in the handcrafting industry.

There is the general notion that handcrafted is “homemade” because people do not have the capacity to buy the ones sold on stores. But homemade meant uniquely, custom-made pieces that are not mass produced thus have more value. My business idea seemed simple enough but i believe it could help redeem the notion that handcrafted are homemade goods for people who cannot afford to buy commercial goods but for people who appreciate “haute couture” clothing and “gourmet” food in a sense.

Striving to give the best and nothing less

The Latin word excelsior which means “ever higher” I believe says it best. It means that even the most simple task as stringing beads or looping a wire deserve the best of effort.


Being gracious and humble when slammed with criticism and learns from there. It should not put the spirit down rather; these should act as motivation to strive harder.

Starting any endeavor is very difficult at first. It is the trial-and-error, learning the trade, and understanding the dynamics that makes the first few steps very difficult be it learning a new craft, skill, technique, idea or business. It is in this phase that criticisms come in waves. Sifting through the criticisms and getting what is useful can actually be a catalyst towards improvement.

The inside is much tougher than the exterior.

And lastly, living a life of passion means that the inside is tough because it has a purpose in life, a higher purpose that whatever obstacle encountered, we are unmoved, unshaken. Because there is a goal, a higher calling to live a life of passion.


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