Passion- From Latin ‘Pati’ meaning Suffer

These past few days, I have struggled with what to write because of the hectic schedule. I don’t have time to think, and I don’t have the time to play my favorite online games. The weekend is the only time to be alone with books and a cup of coffee, but it doesn’t happen because there is something that needs to be done. But my mind said you needed to write. You must act, follow your passion, and do not let a busy day prevent you from achieving your goals.

The process is hard, but if you love what you do, you always find ways. If that is your passion, you must go for it. The essential philosophy of passion is that it is something you would be willing to sacrifice, and it takes a lot of hard work because if you are not willing to go through pain and challenges, then that is not your passion. According to Francis Kong, “we don’t get a result through an event; to get a good result, you need process, and process takes time.”

I want to share a story posted by Narinder, a short and beautiful story about the power of passion.

The story is told that a dispassionate young man approached the Greek philosopher Socrates and casually stated, “O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.”

The philosopher took the young man down to the sea, waded in with him, and then dunked him under the water for thirty seconds. When he let the young man up for air, Socrates asked him to repeat what he wanted.

“Knowledge, but only the great one,” he mumbled. Socrates put him under the water again, only this time it was a little longer. After repeated dunkings and responses, the philosopher asked, “What do you want?” The young man finally gasped, “Air! I want air!”

“Good,” answered Socrates. “Now, when you want knowledge as much as you wanted air, you shall have it.”

There are no two ways about it. If you want anything badly enough, you can find the willpower to achieve it. The only way to have that kind of desire and willpower is to develop passion.

To God be the glory


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