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The True Purpose of your Passions

Passion is hard to define, but you know it when you see it.

Here are a few examples:

-       Urban Meyer when he was a Florida coach – on the phone recruiting the next group of college football players on the day they won the national championship

-       A high school junior hurdler at the track running and lifting at 6am on the first day of his Christmas break. 

-       Tiger Woods – walking off the course after a sub par 6 under round and heads straight to the driving range to hit another 1,000 balls.

-       The greatest mind America has ever produced according to Rick Warren and great theologian Jonathan Edwards seated at his desk studying scripture for 13 hours a day everyday 

Passion: You may not be able to define it but you know it when you see it.

We all have things we are passionate about. If you subscribe to this blog you are passionate about Leadership. You care. You enjoy growing in your leadership. Much is written on finding your passion, but little is written on the purpose of our passions. This past week I have been contemplating what I am passionate about and what the purpose of these passions serve. Then it hit me:

Passion may have little to do with the process or journey as it does with the destination.  

Let's consider those examples again:

-       We can assume that Urban Meyer is not passionate about recruiting but he is about winning national championships.

-       We can assume that my athlete is not passionate about morning workouts, but he is about going to state and winning an individual State title.

-       Tiger woods is not passionate about the driving range, rather winning national championships.

-       Jonathan Edwards is not passionate about studying but passionate about the subject of his studies.

Think about the things you are passionate about and be encouraged that the passions you have in life are worth the journey.