Passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion. There is said to be 7 passions: unity, wisdom, creativity, love, power, joy, and peace.

Passion can be the driving force to success. Whatever it is that you are passionate about will always lead you to your purpose.

Purpose is the reason which something is done or created or for which something exists.

So now we see how the two go hand in hand, introducing your passion to your purpose.

So you ask yourself, what is it that I love to do? What motivates me? What is my passion?

When you are passionate about something, it is something that you JUST DO. You don’t think twice. No accolades, no praises, no show and tell, no pat on the back, you just do it. It becomes second nature.

Your passion is your enjoyment. You enjoy what you do with no strings attached.

As the world is evolving and so many changes are taking place, find your passion. What ignites your fire? What pushes you to keep going? What is your why? Work your passion and you are sure to find your purpose.

There is a seed of greatness that already lies in you. It just needs to be watered. Your passion will give you the water you need to flourish in your purpose.

Whatever it is that you have been purposed to do, do it. Don’t procrastinate. Don’t hold back. Don’t wonder who will support you and who won’t. Stop creating scenarios in your mind of reasons why you think it will not work. Don’t be defeated before you get started. Take a leap of faith and introduce your passion to your purpose.

This feature was submitted by Ysante McDowell 

Ysante McDowell is the Co Chief Executive Officer of Ed’s All Purpose Seasoning and Rub LLC. Ysante won an award for the Spartanburg Community College Library Poetry Contest (1st place)for one of her poems. She went on in 2009 being awarded 2nd place for another poem as part of Spartanburg Community College Honor of Excellence Award.