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?

Because it’s the difference between pushing towards something and being pulled by something.

Having a purpose means that at some level you believe it is your destiny to do something. You are willing to make a plan, to learn the rules, to develop certain skills.

You’re only writing 24/7 but you are also learning how to write.

It is also true that at least one of them is required for you to push past discomfort, venture outside your comfort zone, and overcome various obstacles that stop most people.

If you do not wholeheartedly believe in your purpose or if you are not passionate about what it is you are doing…

Let me put it this way…

There’s got to be some incentive for you to embrace the extreme work that is required in order to achieve anything of importance, because, whether you like it or not, it also takes a lot more work to achieve something than you consider before attempting it.

That is all.


This blog post was sponsored by Opare Asihene.

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7 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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