The Purpose of Passion
by Mark Sanborn
Passion by itself is of little value (like having a gallon of gas without an engine to put it in), but used as fuel for one’s work, it has many benefits.
Invigorates. Your alarm clock becomes your achievement clock. You’ll be waking up ready to get to the important work you believe in.
Inspires. You’ll find inspiration within rather than searching for it “out there.”
Sustains. Difficulties become stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks. Passion keeps you going after others give up.
Comforts. Passion reminds you that you did your best regardless of the outcome.
Initiates. It overcomes the resistance of procrastination and enables you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Completes. Because you only begin that which is worthwhile, you’ll be a consistent closer and finisher.
Enhances: It expands the possibilities, benefits, and value of the work being done.
(Adapted from The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do by Mark Sanborn)