Many of the world’s most successful people name passion as the number one driver of their success. A great example is Steve Jobs, who believed in the power of passion and once said, “People with passion can change the world for the better”. Jobs claimed that the passion he had for his work is what made all the difference.
Passion is the fire that lights people up with confidence, generates enthusiasm to power over the most intractable challenges and drives progress on specific goals, no matter how difficult. It is this synergy of confidence, excitement and endurance that creates success.
|Passion creates confidence|
Passionate people are confident about what they want to achieve. They have clarity about the goals they are pursuing and why they are doing it. This creates the ability to focus and achieve complex tasks.
Confidence also generates a positive outlook, which is conducive to creative problem-solving and overcoming difficulty.
|Passion generates enthusiasm|
Winston Churchill once said: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
With passion comes inexhaustible enthusiasm and this is what fuels the hard work, determination and creativity that results in great achievements. Enthusiasm generates the capacity to go above and beyond the call of duty, and the desire and ambition to learn and strive to become more competent.
|Passion fuels endurance|
Quitting isn’t an option when you’re really passionate about something. Passion is what generates the desire to learn, try again and do better next time.
Oprah Winfrey says: “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” It powers the ‘grinding’ when the going gets tough and the ‘not quitting’ when things don’t work out.
|Ignite your passion|
Webster’s Dictionary defines passion as “an intense, driving or overmastering feeling of conviction” or “a strong desire for or devotion to some activity or concept.”
At the Academy of York, we are passionate about affordable, accredited education with fanatical study support, because we know learning, knowledge and skills enable ‘People with a Purpose’ to achieve their biggest goals.
What is your passion? This month of love is the ideal time to reconnect to or identify your passion, and let it fill you with the confidence, enthusiasm and endurance to achieve ever-greater success in all aspects of your life.