IGNITE YOUR PASSION! (2)
Passion is not something you discover alone; it is also what
you can create. Your passion is those things that naturally excite,
motivate, and inspire you. It is a strong liking for a subject or activity.
It is different from talent, which are God’s gifts and the strengths
that you can do naturally. In a book written by Marcus Buckingham
and Donald O. Clifton, Now, Discover Your Strength, they observed
that every person is capable of doing something better than the
next ten thousand people. “The most talented people are not always
the ones who win.” Professional football coaches can understand
it well. Passion stands when human need overlaps unique human
talent. Passion is fire, the desire, the power of conviction, and the
inner drive that keeps achieving the vision. The internationally
recognized leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, said if you want to
get a better handle on what you are passionate about, answer these
What makes you sing?
What makes you cry?
What makes you dream?
Passion is an intense or overpowering emotion such as love,
joy, hatred, or anger for something or a condition. It is an outburst
of your feelings about a particular lifelong job. Let me put it this
way: have you seen yourself unhappy about how something is being
done or the condition of a place or a people? You feel there should
be a change about something. That thing is what God has put in
your heart as your passion. If you cannot make a change, God will
not let it cross your mind or make you to feel it. The reason why you
want to see a change in something around you is because you are
qualified as a living soul to do it.
The home of passion in the human body is the heart. To create
passion in your life, you must find what you desire to see a change
at, and your special life role or purpose in the world. It is easier
to achieve greatness by focusing on your area of brilliance than
competence. You are only an average person with your competence.
You can only be the best in your area of brilliance.
Competence goes with ability, and ability is to do something
well with measures against a standard, especially one acquired
through an experience or training. But brilliance is an extreme
brightness, a radiance or exceptional intelligence, ability, skill, or
talent. Brilliance brings out an unusual quality in you. Brilliance
carries an excellent spirit, and excellence is a habit. Your competence
may likely end with you as an ordinary person, just like everybody
else, but brilliance earns you an extra bit. As a graduate of first
class or second class upper, everyone says you are qualified in what
you have studied. That is quite correct, but we have many people
around us that get good results, struggle in some courses, but are
naturally brilliant in other areas of life. Their successes will not
be under-studied and celebrated until they focus on their areas of