When purpose ignites the spirit, it
generates an inexhaustible fire that burns in the heart of every unstoppable
person. That fire is passion.
By living on purpose and pursuing dreams
and goals that are consistent with your natural strengths and desires, you can
create unstoppable passion almost effortlessly. And when that happens, nothing
can stop you.
“You have to find something
that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles, and break
through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you, if you
don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you’re doing, you’ll stop at the
first giant hurdle.” George Lucas
“We all face obstacles of
one kind or another in life. But if you let your deepest passion serve as your fuel,
you’ll be able to travel the road back and move on to make your dreams happen.”
Dr. Francisco Bucio
“Only passions, great passions, can
elevate the soul to great things.” Diderot
“Doing something I really
love has served my career more than anything else.” Stepen Connel with dyslexia often labeled “Slow” and “stupid”
same as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Hans Andersen.
“Make sure that the career
you choose is one you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy what your are doing, it will be
difficult to give the extra time, effort and devotion it takes to be a success.
If it is a career that you find fun and enjoyable, then you will do whatever it
takes. You will give freely of your time and effort and you will not feel that
you are making a sacrifice in order to be a success.” Kathy Whitworth, Professional Golfer
“Many of us are afraid to
follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks
and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and
soul is success in itself. The greatest failure is to have never really tried.”
“I would rather be a failure
doing something I love than be a success doing something I hate.” George Burns
“If you want to achieve
great things in your life, you have to take risks. The first risk is daring to
feel deeply, to be passionate about what you want and care about. Enthusiasm is
the key to breaking through barriers, whether your dream is to touch one person
or millions. Ken Kragen organizer of We
Are The World 5.5 millions hands in hands for 4000 miles across 17 states.
“Do not allowed ourselves to
be define or limited by others. Follow your passion, follow your heart. They
will lead you to the place you want to go.” Evelyn
Glennie deaf soloist pianist
Personal Action Plan : Energizing Your Passion
Passion generates a supply
of positive energy far more abundant than vitamins, exercise or other health
remedy you can imagine. When you’re passionate about what you do, it’s not just
the destination that matters, but the entire journey. From beginning to end,
the journey is an adventure. When you love what you do, you have the energy to
overcome any obstacle.
you love has three immediate benefits:
1.You’ll Be Highly
Passion is the fuel that
drives you. It is an unlimited resources for energy and optimism.
“When you’re passionate,
you’re focused, purposefully and determined, without even having to try. Your
body, mind and spirit are all working in unison towards the same goal.” Marcia Wieder, Author of Making Your Dream Come True.
Without passion, one simply
reduces life to existence, mediocrity, and indifference. The choice is yours. You
can choose to access your lifeblood by getting in touch with your purpose and
pursuing activities that ignite your passion. To live without passion is to
live without fully experiencing life’s wonder, drama, and excitement. Living
with passion allows you to experience your senses to their fullest. Passion is
the energy that will propel you through any obstacle and turn your dreams into
2. Work Will Seem Like Play
People with passion find it difficult to
use the word “work”. Such person are pursuing what they most enjoy and what is
a personally rewarding.
3.Others Will Share Your
Passion and Enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm draws like a magnet, attracting
others to your cause.
“A mediocre idea that
generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.”
Your passion is an asset. Use it to inspire and enlist the support of others.
People ultimately have no choice but to honor passionate commitment.
Step 1.Identify Your Passion.
To instill passion in your life, you must
first return to your purpose. Purpose can lead you down many different paths.
Let your unique personality, desire, and natural strengths lead you to the path
that is right for you.
The following exercises will
assist you in finding that path:
Determine what you love. – realistically assess, based on where you are today,
what you love to do and the assets you bring to the table.
Learning Listening to negative people Asking questionEngaging in small talk
Undertaking challenging,Managing lots of
Encouraging others Giving people bad
news, e.g. firing or
Reading books Doing paperwork
Brainstorming Dealing with office or
action Managing details
products Allowing others to
control over my life
Working out of my
home Commuting to work
Having big goals Handling
accept total responsibility for my destiny
Limited network outside telecommunications
Lacking balance in
some areas of life
Very hard on myself
Aggressive – may
come on too strong because of my enthusiasm
creative – think “out of the box”
Not tolerant of
Believe in myself
Very fast paced,
could easily run someone over if not careful
Supported by family
Strong desire to be
Action 2.Identify activities
based on your loves.
Based on your
strengths and personal likes, identify three activities or goals you
could set that are in line with your purpose. As an example, my purpose
is to encourage others to become aware of the greater possibilities for
their own lives and to take action.
For example, one
Become a minister or pastor
Join the Peace Corps
Become a trainer inside a
Teach an adult or child to
Donate time to a favorite
Become a foster parent or
Become a mentor
Become a teacher
Spearhead support group at a
church or club
Volunteer at a hospital
Become a counselor on a hot
Spend time with a niece or
nephew who needs support
Write a book
Imagine how much
richer your life could be if you injected passion into your life and
career on a day-to-day basis. When you choose goals and activities that
align with your purpose and support your natural strengths and loves,
passion will automatically follow. Find what you love and give yourself
to it completely. Once you have, nothing can stop you.