Passion and Purpose I believe if you’re not passionate about something, if you’re just doing it because you seem like it will get you rich or it’s the next best thing to do, people will sense that, they’ll feel it. However, if it is your passion to do whatever work you’re called to do, especially if you have a message to share—not just to teach your own story but teach the lessons you learned through your story—well, that will show up as well.
When you have a passion and it becomes your purpose, people will lean in to listen. They’ll start to ask themselves, “what am I passionate about? What is my purpose?” If we deliver an excellent message, they will feel that, and they’ll be driven to spend time digging into their passion and purpose. I know, I’ve taught you this before in the past, but it really is important because so many people talk about passion and purpose, but I think so few people actually know what that is. They give you the first answer they think of, but that’s not always the truth. It’s not always the right answer, not that there’s a wrong answer. It’s about a discovering; taking time to discover what is your passion and what is your purpose.
All of us in our lives at one time or another go through pain—sometimes physical, emotional, mental, financial, sometimes the inconvenience of a person that’s difficult to work with. Whatever that pain is in your life that fuels you and gives you energy, it starts to absorb into your body whether you mean for it to or not. That pain, that irritation, it starts to fill up your body with frustration and stress, giving you tension in your neck or your belly. It’s on your mind, keeping you up at night. When that pain creates energy in your body and affects you, I believe that’s your passion. Now what you choose to do with that passion is up to you. If you choose to use that passion for good and be a difference maker in the world—change the world or at least change the circle of the world that you live in—that becomes your purpose.
You could also use that passion, that energy, that stress within you to be bitter, to be negative, to blame other people, to fill your life with excuses for why nothing works out for you, to feel sorry for yourself. You see, all of us have reasons why we could feel sorry for ourselves, or why we could be bitter. I just choose to use that fuel for good. It becomes my purpose.
What if I could teach people how to be more positive? What if I could teach people how to live by choice? What if I could teach people to stop blaming others or letting excuses define them? What would that look like? What would that feel like? When you work in whatever business you work in with passion and purpose in a positive way, well, that changes everything. And that game changer will not only affect your life and how you show up, but it will affect the people around you in a positive way.
So, when you’re ready to start a business, or to grow a business, and you choose to be successful, ask yourself “why am I so passionate about this? What is the purpose for me to do this work? What is this good work that matters to me? What difference will it make in other people’s lives?”
Annie’s Purpose Formula
We all have or will experience pain in Life,
We all have Passion, Energy or Fuel in our body in reaction to Pain.
We all have choices as to how we will respond to the disruptions, Pain and Challenges we face.
If we Choose we can use the Passion in the Pain to fuel our Purpose.
Pain + Passion = Purpure
So your Pain + Fuel/Anger/Sadness
= is where you decide to be Bitter or Better.
Purpose is when you take the biggest challenges of your life and use them to serve others, not yourself. That is when your life moves from attaining your Success to leaving your Significance #purposefulliving #makegoodchoices #passiontwists