Explore the value of Passion
Dame Rebecca West
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside.
Stephen R. Covey
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking, don't settle.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident, and it can handle whatever comes along. Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from mistakes...Class is comfortable in its own skin. It never puts on airs. Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. If you have class, you've got it made.
Abigail Van Buren [Pauline Phillips]
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence, but in the mastery, of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Ella Jane Fitzgerald
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Personal Stories About ‘Passion’
No IdaSubmitted by Kaitlen
I think that it is amazing how just having a good attitude can cheer up millions of people's days. There is a story where a young girl helps a woman with her groceries. In return the woman, who has just lost her husband, passes on a good dead to another person. On and on it goes. Finally, the full circle comes...
Yellowberry BrasSubmitted by Megan
“Mary Margaret, you can't wear that!” I whispered to my 13 year old sister in the dressing room as she tried on a leopard push-up bra that was as empty and as fake as the ad on the wall beside her. “Yeah, um… I don't… I don't look like this…” she giggled and looked at me with sheepish eyes. She could magically...
From Notebook Paper To Notebook Computer,Cartooning Is My PassionSubmitted by Steven M. Hill
In grade school during the 70s, I loved reading the Peanuts paperback collection. Then in 1975, I started drawing my own comics in class. My classmates became my readers. My teacher would remind me not to draw in class while tossing my work into the waste basket. I learned about rejection early on, so I...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Passion’
Steve JSubmitted by Jaspinder
He was an adopted child. He dropped out of college. He was fired from the company he himself created. Yet, he kept doing work that he was passionate about. Not one bit concerned about the happenings around him. It was because of his passion that he created great products for Apple and today his company is the...
Samantha RichardSubmitted by Laura Richard
This is my older sister, Samantha. She's kind of like a twin to. Me and her are exactly alike. We share the same dream to sing. She always would be singing in her room and I would hear her singing would try to join in. I wasn't that good then, but she told me, "It's going to take lots of practice you know? It's...
Dale Ray SmithSubmitted by Cheryl Dawson
Dale Ray Overcame Man Obstacles In His Life, 20yrs Of Crack Addiction, Homelessness, Incarceration,Today He Is a Chaplain Working In The Jails, And Prisons, Recently He Received The United States Presidential Award,He Also Helps At Risk Teens, With Lifeskills, Anger Mgmt,Drug Awareness,Dale Ray Is Lifecoach/Mentor
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CLASS AND GRACE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO YOUR PART
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO THY BEST
How good to be in love, love, that all people do the right things without caring about the opinions of others.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
Dame Rebecca West English Author, Journalist, Literary Critic And Travel Writer (1892-1983);
Md Arif Ali, Kuwait