PASSION & PURPOSE

PASSION & PURPOSE

“Your passion is for you; your purpose is for others. Your passion makes you happy. But when you use your passion to make a difference in someone else’s life, that’s a service, that’s a purpose, and that’s the hand”

You’ve heard the saying before: “Follow your passion.”

Following your passion is big. Passion is what really gets you going. Passion is what fuels you. Passion is what starts the engine, But passion isn’t everything.

If you are looking to achieve remarkable, fulfilling and phenomenal success, you must have two components: passion and purpose.

So, what’s the difference?

Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion.

Purpose is the why behind it all. Purpose is the deep reason for your existence.

Think of it this way: if you wanted to start a business with passion and purpose, you would start with a foundation of wood (your purpose) and start the flame with a match (your passion). You needed both for that fire to start. If the flame went out, you would just re-ignite it with another match (more passion), but if you didn’t build up a good foundation of wood (purpose), your passion would quickly burn itself out on its own. The two go together.

Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal.

Here’s the tricky part. We may have many passions, but we only have one purpose. So how do you determine which is which?

Start with your passions and move closer to your purpose.

Step 1: Create a Passion List. Identify what you like. What really gives you life. What really excites you inside? Write everything down that comes to mind.

Step 2: Eliminate the unnecessary. What could you subtract from your Passion List and still feel like “you” in your life?

Step 3: Manifesting your purpose. Glancing at your list, what is glaring back at you? What refuses to be quiet? Your purpose is what is screaming at you from inside to be manifested. Find it, grow it, and share it with the world.

“Being able to reflect and observe the different voices inside of us is a great place to start your self-awareness because the biggest challenge is that most of us don’t know what we’re listening to. Most of us don’t even know that there is more than one voice inside of us.”

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