Amy Rees Anderson

Passion Comes From Having a Purpose

Today I want to talk to you about passion. I am not talking about passion in the romantic sense; I am talking about passion in the “I am so excited to get up this morning and conquer the world today” kind of passion. There are very few things more powerful than a person who is passionate about accomplishing something. They ignite a spark in the people they come in contact with. They carry such excitement with them that creates a magnetic force that attracts everyone to them. Passion is incredibly powerful.

Have you ever talked to someone who is so excited and so enthusiastic that it was like a ray of sunshine coming right at you?  You can’t help but get excited with them!

As powerful a tool as passion can be, how can people that are not feeling passionate in their lives create that kind of passion? The answer is simple – HAVING A PURPOSE YOU LOVE! When we have a purpose that we really want to achieve that creates passion within us. We become excited to take on the challenge. We become enthusiastic about making the efforts necessary to achieve our purpose. We suddenly have a boundless energy that we didn’t know existed within us. No challenge seems too difficult to us because we are passionate about accomplishing our purpose. How can you tell if you have that passion today? Look at this list of things that Passion Is and ask yourself if you have that passion today.

Passion is:

  • It’s always being eager
  • It’s going the extra mile
  • It’s finding the inner fuel when you thought your tank was dry
  • It’s your positive attitude in a world of negativity
  • It’s being excited without fear of embarrassment
  • It’s doing the unexpected
  • It’s an unwillingness to accept second best or “good enough”
  • It’s ever enthusiastic
  • It lets you execute when you’re exhausted
  • It’s never afraid to talk to someone you don’t know
  • It allows strangers to become acquaintances, who then desire to become friends
  • It influences friends to want to feel that same passion and zeal they see in you

So do you have passion in your life? If you do then I say AWESOME and keep up the good work! If you don’t have that passion today then ask yourself what purpose do you want to accomplish? What goal are you trying to achieve? What is your dream and what would it take to make that dream a reality? Picture the end result you want to create and then start planning the steps that will help you make that happen. Come up with a game plan for how you can achieve your goal and then get going on it. You will find that when you can get that picture in your head of what you want your purpose to be then the universe will start bringing the right elements into your life to help you achieve it, especially if you have passion to make it happen. Get excited. Don’t be afraid of anything. Just make it happen! And remember – PASSION IS POWER!





  • roopak desai says:

    Lovd it…very true…passion drives your inspirstion, motivation, and delivers success!!

  • Rhonda says:

    I am on board with this definition of “passion”. Using “passion” to accept or explain away someones forceful and often bossy/emotional nature is getting old. Thanks!

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