Explore the value of Passion
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
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love…it is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives.
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]
Embrace the faith that every challenge surmounted by your energy; every problem solved by your wisdom; every soul stirred by your passion; and every barrier to justice brought down by your determination will ennoble your own life, inspire others, serve your country, and explode outward the boundaries of what is achievable on this earth.
Dame Rebecca West
Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth
Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves—our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.
William E. Simon
Sarah Ban Breathnach
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Passion’
My MusicSubmitted by Amber M.
I started out playing a recorder in elementary, wanting to learn how to read and play music. The only thing was, I was far behind the class, so I couldn't read or playing the notes in order to make a sound. Over and over again, I tried my very best to understand and learn how to play the recorder. After time...
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’
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
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...
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...
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
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DO YOUR PART
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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