Passion vs. Purpose

Find your passion.

Sounds like a smart advice, right?

Do what makes you happy. Love what you do. Develop a magnificent obsession and stick to it no matter what.

But passion is oftentimes violent. It involves strong emotions, it involves a certain degree of blindness.

While passion can keep you going, having a purpose is a better idea.

Why?

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10 thoughts on “Passion vs. Purpose

  1. I am reading a book called soulcraft that speaks about finding your souls purpose.
    The way they speak about it is much like the way you wrote about finding your purpose in this. A soul pull. I really love this, because this is what I’m working on right now. Finding my purpose.

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  2. I believe a purpose can be something you try to do early on in life, or feel that you are constantly pulled towards at different points in your life, until you consciously make the connection that ‘this’ is your soul purpose.

    I am currently been pulled back into my garden and this time turning it from a mess to a paradise of love and life for myself and others and nature. I have always loved gardening (thanks to my grandparents) and always when I feel low or defeated by life I come back to my garden for rejuvenation and inspiration. Though this time I am feeling such a soul pull to use my garden not just for myself and my family, but for the future. Finding out ways that gardening and homesteading can bring healing to those who have suffer depression, anxiety and to help heal those with eating disorders on an organic level.

    So for me this is a passion with purpose.

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  3. I am not a particularly emotional person so I don’t relate to passion. That doesn’t seem to stop me from having a strong desire and determination. I believe more in discipline than passion because emotion is unstable and doesn’t get you very far. Discipline is “doing what you don’t feel like doing when you don’t feel like doing it because it needs to be done.
    It’s not so much setting goals that will get you where you want to go. You need to develop habits. To keep the motivation, keep a running list of the reasons why you want to achieve your goal. Everytime you think of a new reason, add it to the list. When you don’t feel like doing any of the habits needed to reach your goal, refer to your list.

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