Why passion is important

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 This time I would like to talk about passion. Why passion is so important in our life. I have read many books and articles about the passion. This article I summarize from some books and articles. Hopefully it might be useful to everyone.

What is meant by Passion
When I speak of passion, I don’t mean it in the romantic way. What I mean by passion is the powerful feeling of enthusiasm we all have inside of us. We are all enthusiastic and passionate about something, whether its finance, food or a favorite sport. That enthusiasm is very powerful. When we can combine it with our work, we are setting ourselves up well for achieving true success.

Why Passion is so important
When we are enthusiastic and proud of the work we do, the better equipped we’ll be to overcome the many obstacles that will surely arise in the process of starting a business or moving up in a career. Also, the more enthusiasm we have, the more inclined we are to work harder at improving ourselves. This will allow us to continuously get better at the work we do. The better we get at our work, the better we can get paid for doing it.

 In life we all have natural talents and skills that we use to make a living and build a life.  However, one of the most skillful talents you have may be one you are not passionate about. Here are 10 reasons why knowing and living your passion is important.

1. It Builds Confidence – when you’re passionate about something you’re confident in doing it and carrying out tasks associated with it.  If you fail, you’re ready to get back up and go at it again.  Passion gives a natural level of confidence to and about the thing it’s associated with. 

 2. You Never Stop Growing– passion encourage you to learn and gain knowledge in a specific thing.  The desire to gather all the information you can about what your passionate about is inevitable.  You never stop growing in your area of passion.

 3. It Delivers Profit -someone once told me years ago, use your talents and knowledge as gifts to edify and profit.  If you’re passionate about something it becomes a talent in which you harbor.  Passions can be a way of life that produces income.

4. It Precedes Happiness – succeed or fail, when you make an attempt to go after , live in, or work with your passion happiness is always the end result.  Even if you fail, your passion drives you to success.

5. You’re being Honest with yourself– if there is nothing else you know, or unsure of, it’s the one thing, or may be several things, you are passionate about.  So the chase and thrill that comes with your journey is rewarding.  Your motives are pure and honest.  If you profit greatly from your passion, the feeling of satisfaction you receive is superior to the amount of profit.

6.  Direction in Your Life is established– you know where you are going, or at least where you want to go.  Knowing and following your passion helps you not miss your target.  The last thing you want to do in life is walk around in circles without a sense of direction

7.  Survival – perhaps one of the most important reasons on this list.  Alexander Hamilton said “if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”.  Living your passion gives you something to live for.  It can be a sense of security, because of that, you stand for what’s apart of you. Do you know and are living your passion? 

8.  Passion gives you the ability to focus.  It gives you purpose and clarity. Passion allows you to narrow your sights on a particular target.

9. Passion also inspires.  It is so strong that you are willing to suffer to see your passion become a reality. Passion comes from the Latin word “passio” which means “to suffer.” It is what you hunger for so intensely that you will sacrifice anything to have it.

10.  Passion is influential.  Passionate people attract attention. When you attract the attention of others, you become an inspiration to them and, therefore, an influence.

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you” Oprah Winfrey

 Material source :

– Jamara Wilson, http://www.hismajestyfavorite.com

– Gretchen Rubin, http://www.happiness-project.com

– Kent Robinson, The element.

http://www.goodreads.com

Photo source : gogreenbella.wordpress.com

Summarized by Karina Susanto

 

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101 thoughts on “Why passion is important

  1. Thank you Karina, It reminded me of the Passion for us that God had. Loving us so much that he sent his son to die for us. And it also reminded me of that same passion that has been instilled in each of us to share that love with others. and thus you share your summarize on passion. 🙂 Very good.

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  2. My passion is writing poems, psalms for the Lord, my reward is not monetary but the richness of the joy that awakens my smile each day! My reward is the happiness that is daily born within while sharing selflessly with others what I feel for God as I plant seeds of His love within all who embrace my words. God adopted me as his own, so I happily serve him with my love and passion for his love, and that is a reward none can ever take away! Karina, another gem you share…thanks for always adding to our spiritual treasure chest of priceless gems. It may be older, but as they say some things get more valuable with time! Hugs and blessings!

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    • Dear Wendell. .
      I would like to thank you for visiting, reading and also commenting my old post. .you have such a great passion. Pray for you that the passions will bring so many blessings to others. Amen. God bless you abundantly.

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  4. karina-
    hi

    In my last post, I mentioned briefly we are all ‘passionate’ about something. Your post here confirms that.

    Think of the religious fervor people have regarding Mardi Gras, and even though I have no interest in the endless street parties, I appreciate the ‘zeal’ folks have in.

    Similar was Paul’s comment when he said his brethren ‘have a zeal of God but not according to knowledge.’ Wow, they have a zeal, similar to the people who hand out bible tracts 2 by two, yet, represent another god. The zeal of unbelief is sad but commendable.

    How much more should we share OUR treasure in earthen vessels?

    Always nice to hear from you too.
    God bless. 🙂

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  5. Karina, passion is a key ingredient in every area of our lives. It has always driven to be the best in whatever it was I was pursuing. My biggest pursuit has been for the glory of God for a lot of years. It drives me day and night. You are a wise spiritual young lady and sister in Christ. Thank you for this!!!! Grace to you !!!!!

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    • Dear brother Levi.
      Thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging comment all of what you said is really true..personally, beside from God’s love and power, my life is strengthened by big passion. Thank you for reading this one. Many blessings to you, brother Levi 🙂

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  6. Thanks for sharing your topical essay. When we are passionate about a thing, it means our mind and heart are working in tandem and we are enthused in that.

    Regards

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    • Dear brother in Christ, Bruce..
      First of all I would like to say thank you for reading my post. it was such an honor for me. And definitely yes! Feel free to re-post it 🙂 thank you and much blessings in Christ.

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  8. We are Passionate about our Lord Karina because The Holy Spirit is Passionate about Him but to be honest some do not always welcome our Passion in our reverence for Him, they say we are over the Top or a Bible basher and the further away from Him they are the more they think we are.

    As you shared Karina but in regards to God, if we don’t stand up for Him we will fall for every deception, lies like it’s more important to be popular than to share God’s Truth, or we need to promote ourselves not Him, yes we will scratch itching ears but loose our Passion, trying to be all things to all people does not mean we put anything before God or agree with the wrong others do and say.

    I’m sure you will agree Karina, when we have inner Joy in our heart we just have to share why, The Holy Spirit is not Mute, I often say that the Bible is my Brag Book and it’s True how Awesome is the Author and how amazing that He is our Abba Father.

    Have you a few hours to spare Karina, I just have to share with you all about my Daddy and all the wonderful things He does for me and you too but than you do read my messages and comments and His Truth and Joy is in your heart too.

    Christan Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.

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    • Hello dear sis, Anne..

      Thank you so much for taking time read my blog post. Yes! I definitely agree with you! We have to passionate about our Lord above of all. and we should not steal the glory of the Lord with our passion.

      I have read your last post which talk about your Daddy. it was so wonderful and to be honest I am so blessed through your post 🙂 Thank you for sharing to all of us.

      Sis, I am so sorry could not write much. Now I am feel a bit weak and want to take a rest. Many love to you and Blessing in Christ.

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  10. The Bible tells us that we’re to seek God passionately. We’re to love God passionately. The Bible says that we’re to serve and obey God passionately. We’re to trust God passionately. Then as if you didn’t get the message, in Colossians 3:23 He says “Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart as unto the Lord and not unto men.” He says I want you to do everything passionately when it comes to loving Me, serving Me, living for Me.

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  11. In fact, this truth is all through the Bible. The Bible tells us that we’re to seek God passionately. We’re to love God passionately. The Bible says that we’re to serve and obey God passionately. We’re to trust God passionately. Then as if you didn’t get the message, in Colossians 3:23 He says “Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart as unto the Lord and not unto men.” He says I want you to do everything passionately when it comes to loving Me, serving Me, living for Me.

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    • Hello there,
      Thank you very much for your great thought on my old post. All of was so true. Thank you for giving me another thought from the Bible perspective. I really appreciate it. You thought will become my personal source lesson. And by the way, also thank you for visiting and liking some of my posts. I am honored. Many blessings to you.

      Regards,
      Karina

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  12. This is well done and is very good information, Karina. Setting goals in our earthly life is so important as to realizing success. And so it is with our spiritual lives. We need to set goals for ourselves here as well.

    The more we do well in study and Godly maturity, the more use we can be to the efforts of spreading the gospel message. We all have gifts, but we can become even better at them by using them. And we may discover we have other talents to use in the Lord’s service as we go.

    But it all begins with the commitment to action! Talk alone is nothing if not backed up by action, and having a plan or goals is an even better way to ensure our Godly growth. Thanks so much for this post, may we all learn from it…

    ~Steve

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    • Dear brother in Christ, Steve.
      You are much welcome. Thank you for your wonderful thought. Yes I totally agree with you. We all need to set our goals to be reached. Though passion is important in our lives but without God’s strength we couldn’t reach all goals that we want to. Thank very much for another important thing to ponder. Have a blessed day to you.

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      • It is through the will of the Lord that all that we can do anything at all! If we are making plans in anything, we need to pray that God watch over us and help us be successful!

        Thanks again for the reply, Karina…

        ~Steve

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  13. Thanks, Karina, and thanks, also, for liking so many posts at “Learning From God’s Word” – May the Lord bless you and make you a blessing to many.

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  14. Excellent post. Paasion keeps hope alive, encourages others, and keeps me from never giving up spreading awareness and helping victims of human trafficking. It also drives me to write, write write

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  15. Very good. Thank you for sharing this. And by all the responses it is obvious that passion is important to a lot of people. Great topic.

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  16. Some very good thoughts on passion, sis. It is a special and driving force within us if we will use it and apply it to the things we do in life. The bible commands us to work for the Lord with zeal and fervor which means passion. We do well when we approach things in our life with passion…

    Enjoy your evening and day tomorrow…with passion, Karin!
    Steve 🙂

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      • Hi my dear sister, I love hearing from you! Thank you for asking about my health…

        I am going on my wife’s insurance plan at the beginning of the new year. Hopefully this will open up some more options to manage the pains I have with my back. For now, however, I’m just living with things as they are. It’s not all that bad, however. Maybe the prayers for God’s comfort are working!

        I pray that you and your family are doing well and that you are enjoying your life, Karin. God wants it to be that way for His children…

        Have a wonderful evening and tomorrow! May the Lord bless and keep you in His arms.

        Steve 🙂

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  17. Thanks for your continued support of my humble blog, The wordpress box pointed me back to this post for the second time and that is one of those “spooky” things I mentioned in my post. Right now I have lost my passion and am seeking to find or redefine it and so re reading this was totally what I needed today! It is a great post and one I will visit again in the days to come. Thanks and much lovexxx

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  18. Very well written. It is always good to be passionate about whatever major activity we do be it work or play or life itself. However if passion is tempered with patience and understanding it becomes a beautiful experience for everybody.

    With regards and good wishes.

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