PASSION: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom
When you think of passion, what comes to mind for you? Passion can have so many different meanings and applications. Let’s look at the definition of passion then dig in to the etymology and derivation of passion and then we’ll wrap up with some food for thought that you may not be expecting.
DEFINITION of Passion:
- strong and barely controllable emotion.
- a state or outburst of strong emotion.
- intense sexual love.
- an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.
- a thing arousing enthusiasm.
- the suffering and death of Jesus.
ETYMOLOGY of Passion:
from Latin word pati meaning to suffer
Passion, The Wednesday Word ACTION IDEAS:
Question: How distracted are you? What does that have to do with passion Dave? If passion means barely controllable emotion, intense desire, arousing enthusiasm and originated from the word suffering then consider this… is where you’re at right now exactly where you want to be? And if it’s not, how bad does that hurt? To what degree are you suffering? Is the suffering so bad that you’d rather get into an argument on social media than make another phone call? Is the pain so great that you just scroll through Twitter looking for a reason to get offended instead of working on improving your skill set? And is the suffering so bad that you’re listening to the news and avoiding doing the things you know what needs to be done in order to CREATE and LIVE the life you’re what…. PASSIONATE about?
Think about what you’re passionate about. What’s keeping you from moving towards it? Why are you getting distracted? What do you not know about getting what you want? Are you willing to give up where you’re at and what you have now to get to the real you?