3 Differences Between Passion and Purpose
Are purpose and passion the same? Is it just a semantic distinction?
We think not.
Your purpose may flow from your passion or your passion may flow from your purpose. In some cases, the person finds their cause. In other cases, the cause finds the person.
So they are similar, but there are important differences between the two terms.
Passion can be selfish. Purpose can’t.
You can pursue a passion for your own pleasure. It can be purely self indulgent.
[George] I love to sing. But nobody loves to hear it!
Purpose is not selfish. It involves serving others, but it’s not servitude.
It’s feeling joyful about creating joy. It’s about adding value in the lives of others while creating value in your life. It’s win – win.
Passion can be unbridled. Purpose is focused.
Passion is boundless. You can have many passions. You can spend countless hours on them.
Purpose is singular. To fulfill a purpose requires focus. It requires you to choose. But the decision is an easy one when your purpose is compelling.
Passion is what. Purpose is why.
Passion focuses on nouns. What do you love? It’s about the objects of your desires.
Purpose is your motivation, your why. It brings in action so it focuses on verbs. Purpose completes you.
Together, passion and purpose lead to BIGG success!
Do you see any differences between passion and purpose?