What is Passion?
  1. Passion is one of those words that people use often without really understanding the original meaning of the word.
  2. When most people refer to "passion", they use it to mean strong emotions reflecting an intense desire or boundless enthusiasm.
  3. It was only after reading Aspire by Kevin Hall and confirming with the dictionary, did I realize that "passion" originally meant:
  • A WILLINGNESS TO SUFFER FOR WHAT YOU LOVE

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The Real Meaning of Passion

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What is Passion? (cont.)
  1. The most famous example being the passion of Jesus Christ.
  2. This definition has changed my perspective on passion.
  3. I no longer use it to describe something that I feel strongly about or that excites me.
  4. I use it to describe an activity, goal or cause that I care about so much that I am willing to suffer for it.
  5. This new standard makes it easier to discern whether something is truly my passion or simply a strong interest.

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How to Find Your Passion?
  1. Look at your life and highlight the things you love that you're willing to suffer for.
  2. This self-reflection will give you insight into what you're passionate about.
  3. If you're not sure, just pick something you enjoy and see if you're willing to give up other activities to spend more time on it.
  4. Remember that in life you can choose and change your actions - just also keep in mind that you're responsible for the consequences.

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Sign, Life

Don't settle for a life that is only so-so.

Start living your best life today.

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Warren Buffett

“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don't like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn't that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”

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Kevin HALL'S aspire

Compassion = Com + Passion

= Willing to Suffer with Another

If you want to show true compassion, share in the suffering of the other person. Interestingly, when we all become more compassionate, there will probably be less suffering in the world.

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