Monday, July 23, 2007

Live with Passion!

"One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested." - E. M. Forster

It is vital to find out things that you're passionate about. When you are passionate about certain things, you tend to talk about it all the time! A lot of great thing in the world were accomplished by those with great passion. True happiness comes when you do what you're most passionate about.

“We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey

"You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing." - Dale Carnegie

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do” - Norman Vincent Peale

“A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means” - William Hazlitt

“Never underestimate the power of passion.” - Eve Sawyer

"Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!" - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

I believe that passion must goes with wisdom. Wisdom is not worth acquiring if we could not live with passion. However, if we just live with passion without wisdom, we might end up living foolishly without integrity. So it is very important that we acquire wisdom and live with passion.

Have you uncovered your true passion? Well, what one thing you want to do because you love to - not because you have to?

If you are not pursuing your passion, find out what is stopping you and do something about it.

It's time to stop wishing, find out how and start living!

Photo 1 by sixs†eps taken from this source
Photo 2 by steveharris taken from this source

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JesseTheCat said...

I was leaving a comment on Tom Ledrees place...hope they came thru as I never saw them in the comment section. This post of yours is interesting, cos I sometimes feel so lacking in passion.Its like I have little bursts of it, but its not really constant.Maybe we are all similar.not too sure. :) Thanks as well for the comment you left on my blog just now.Its great of you ..

Jennifer said...

EXCELLENT post Sam! (As always)!

I especially like the first quote... I agree wholeheartedly!

Living for fame or glory is not passion... passion is sharing your gifts and excitment!

Thanks for this Sam,


La Chanson de Phoenix said...

Passion.. just the work evokes many deep thoughts. Excellent post... thank you!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jesse,
I found your comment at Tom blog. The way Wordpress (we are using blogger) handles comment is a bit confusing. Until the comment is approve (to avoid spam), one might not be able to see it subsequently although it was there immediately after one added the comment.

May you find your good and passionate thing in life!

Thank you.
Best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,
So so true... passion is sharing your gifts and excitement.

Many thanks for adding your insightful thoughts to my post.

Best Wishes to you, Jennifer.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for giving me your feedback. I really appreciate it.

Best Wishes

surjit said...

Excellent message Sam.
"Knowledge of mankind is a knowledge of their passions" Life lived without passions is 'useless'.You are doing a good job.God bless you.

Sam Chan said...

Thanks Surjit for your thoughts.

Indeed, we will tend to acquire more knowledge of those things that we are passionated about.

Let's be passionate with whatever things that can bring goodness to the world.

Best Wishes

J@n!ce said...

I am always doing things at the extreme. My hub cant believe that I could get this far in blogging. He thought I just create the blog out of fun & will soon lost interest & stop after a few posts. He is so surprised that I have written near to 85 post within 2.5 mths. I believe this is bcos of my passion in this area which strive me to move on :)

Rednose said...

My Passion at the moment is to try and further Theatre's Embrace of the Internet.

You're right though. If you want stuff to happen, you have to be passionate about it and talk about it.

Theatre's Embrace of the Internet, Theatre's Embrace of the Internet, Theatre's Embrace of the Internet. ;-)

See Ya Laterz

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,
Very true.. most likely it was due to your passion in blogging that got you so far. Besides, proofing somebody is wrong also can help one to move on! Great.. let's enjoy the blogging!

Best Wishes to you, Janice

Sam Chan said...

Hi Rednose,
Thanks for sharing what you are passionate about!

I can sense how passionate you are... you are talking about it all the time :-)

Rednose, thanks for your continuous support.

Best wishes.

Honman said...

Passion is important to us. Without passion; we will seem lifeless and without motivation. That's why it is important for us to discover our True passion. I had a post on Discover your True passion that might help you to discover your True Passion.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Honman,
I will check out the suggested link.
Many thanks for adding your insightful thoughts to my post.

Best Wishes