“If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.” – Roy T. Bennett
Passion influences people’s lives like nothing else. It gives them a reason to continue learning and working towards mastery. It makes them experience new things and offers them the key to happiness. There are various reasons why passion is a crucial aspect of human life. The people who follow their passion are happier, more content with themselves, form better decisions, and are not let down by life’s common stressors. When one is passionate about what one is doing in life, one has greater peace of mind and is also more uplifted in life. Born on the 22nd of December, James Rogers demonstrates what all can happen in one’s life when passion soars.
The Passion for Music
Born to Hershel and Elizabeth, Rogers belongs to Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is an example of how passion can enable anyone to conquer difficulties and achieve success in life. Rogers’s life experiences have played a significant role in making him what he has become today. His life experiences are worth noting because they stand as a stark contrast to his passion.
Not only did Rogers belong to a humble background, but he is also a child who never hoped for anyone to support him in his future ventures. Still, he has honed his love for music and made way for himself. With Rogers’s background, it is fair to imagine that his passion alone has made him acquire the success he has achieved in life because it alone kept him going on in life and fighting all the odds. Rogers’s passion for music developed when his family worked at the textile mill where his father played his steel guitar. His mother Elizabeth sang melodies with her sisters. The atmosphere that Rogers’s family gave him introduced him to the world of music.
Great Parenting Leads to Success
Great parenting makes children successful as it develops a growth mindset in them. Parents who develop a growth mindset enable them to acquire success through hard work and effort. The one thing that helped Rogers the most in his life was how his parents brought him up. Being well brought up has enabled him to acquire success in his life because he has fought through all the struggles that life has thrown at him.
The most critical way Rogers’s family has influenced him is by inculcating in him the love for music. His family has always used music to escape the worries of everyday life. So this is one thing that he has inherited from them. Listening to music has always offered Rogers’s family great solace for them to conquer life’s difficulties. The practice has been associated with exercising resilience, staying perseverant, and persisting through it all. As such, Rogers has also developed a taste in music to combat all his struggles in life.
When Rogers’s family moved to Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1958, he worked on honing his talent for music. Rogers did not let the change of place impact his love for music and was inspired by it. Music also helped him embrace the significant change that took place in his life so that when he went to his new school even, he was quick to perform and sing and make a name for himself. The school faculty recognized his efforts and chose him to perform before PTA’s.
When Rogers was eleven years old, he dedicated his days studying music, going around residential areas looking for garage bands, and playing with them. In this way, his passion kept him going forward in life so that his efforts paved the way for a better future. Eventually, he started working in a drug store on the weekends in high school. This made him start his future a lot earlier than the rest of the people, and his love for music gave him the energy he needed to work this hard.
How Passion Leads to Success
There are many reasons why passion leads to success. It makes people adopt a more positive outlook, embrace higher energy, and practice greater confidence. Passion is the fuel that makes people actively take steps to create the future they wish to create. In Rogers’s case, his passion for music surpassed all the difficulties he was facing in his life. It became the reason why in 1967, he enrolled himself in the Dalton junior college to study law. The love for music helped James Rogers acquire success despite all the stress and difficulties he was facing.