The Power of Passion

June 17, 2011

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” – Hebbel

Passion, in the context of this post, may be defined as:

  • Strong affection for an object, idea or concept
  • The object of an intense desire, ardent affection
  • Profound, fervent enthusiasm

Are you passionate in your personal and business life?

Passion often translates into success.

It has been said:

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson, Sr.

Passion is associated with authenticity.

When someone is communicating with enthusiasm, they convey credibility—-demonstrating that they genuinely believe what they are saying.

Passion enhances the probability that a call to action will result in change.

Whether you are a sales professional, public speaker, minister delivering a sermon, politician or someone speaking with family and friends, communicating with passion will enable you to more easily reach into your audience’s heart—-fostering action.

The more intensely we feel about an idea or goal,  the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment. – Earl Nightingale

Goal fulfillment in a world of marketing, communication and sharing ideas is intimately connected with an inspiring  call to action that results in a desired change on the part of the audience.

Closing a sale, for example, involves several steps ultimately facilitating a key action on the part of the prospect—-signing the contact.

At the end of a passionate sermon, the minister will sometimes initiate an altar call  in which those who desire to make a new spiritual commitment to the LORD are invited to come forward publicly.

“Passion is the power that drives a call to action, resulting in change.” – Traininguru

If you genuinely believe your product, service, idea or message will bring value to your audience–communicating with passionate enthusiasm will dramatically impact your listeners,  increasing the likelihood that your appeals will result in the desired action.

Possessing and exhibiting genuine passion dramatically increases one’s ability to positively influence others.

Consider the Passion Principle next time you want to get your point across to facilitate change.

America's Leading Biz Dev. Consultant

John A. Fallone - America's Leading Biz Dev. Consultant

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3 Responses to “The Power of Passion”

  1. Great post as always John! Keep pushing forward!

    • Traininguru Says:

      Remus, you are very kind.
      For many months you have been a source of great encouragement to me.
      In addition, I’m often taken aback–startled and amazed by your perspective and insights.
      You probably hear that quite a bit.
      I often have the sense there are a multitude of females knocking at your door.
      Now, for a relatively young single man as yourself, that is not necessarily a bad thing to be sure.
      But remember:
      “A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
      But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.”

      With God’s help I have–and will continue, to push forward.
      May you be blessed and continue to grow in love and faith.
      It seems you have worked very hard for a good portion of your life.
      I picture your deep, complex thoughts and ideas rapidly dancing through your head.
      May your focus be tied to the unique plan the LORD has for you.
      More often than I’d care to admit, I struggle with God and resist surrendering to His will.
      This scenario causes more than just mere cognitive dissonance.
      Sometimes I choose to utilize my own human ingenuity to navigate challenges,
      Of course I stumble, fall and once again must face the realization that apart from Him i can do nothing–but with Him and in Him, all things are possible.
      My prayer these days is often:
      “Lord I believe; help me with my unbelief.” – Mark 9:24
      Thanks for taking the time to communicate.
      Hopefully, before the summer ends, if you return to Stamford we can get together.
      May the King and Creator of all good things be your Comforter and Rock.
      Peace & Blessings,

  2. It is written:

    “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Colossians 3:23

    “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” Ecclesiastes 9:10

    “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.” Ephesians 6:7

    We were not given the privilege of life to be idle, lazy or lukewarm.

    Our business life, community services and church participation should be approached with passion–do your work heartily–not begrudgingly. Endeavor to consistently do your best–strive for excellence. Be all you can be in the LORD and exceed expectations.


    The Scriptures declare:
    “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29

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