Top 25 Pursue Your Passion Quotes
Doing things that you enjoy is better than doing things you don’t enjoy… right? And when you enjoy doing something you tend to not only do it stronger, better, faster, longer, etc., but you tend to get it done with a smile on your face (what could be better?). So why is it that so many people choose a vocation (the activity in which you’ll be dedicating the majority of your life to) doing something they don’t enjoy?!
Sure there could be viable financial reasons, family/ friend issues, corporate political reasons, etc., but why not start making a change for the better and spending your most valuable resource, time, doing something more along the lines of what you want to do? In today’s world with the possibilities of the Internet and the rich access to never ending information, there is never a better time to start pursuing work in a field your passionate about.
Now, this is not meant to be your slap-in-the-face reason to quit your job, but rather your motivation to start re-evaluating your priorities, taking into consideration what’s really important, and ultimately maybe even change the direction you’re heading in NOW so that you can find meaning in your life, later.
We all know that our time here is limited so lets start focusing on our passions and not only doing what we love doing but doing it well. Follow our quote guide below on the 5 steps you can take to start loving what you do and keep track of the quotes that make you nod your head, get you to think, or motivate you to action!
1) Find your passion!
“Passion is the genesis of genius.” ~ Anthony Robbins
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” ~ Ferdinand Foch
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” ~ Bob Marley
“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ~ Paulo Coelho
2) Get started!
“It not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” ~ Anthony Robbins
“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” ~ Steve Jobs
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald
3) Don’t ever let ‘work’ scare you!
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted, but victorious, on the field of battle.” ~ Vince Lombardi
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell
“If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are.” ~ George Hubbs
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do” ~ Steve Jobs
4) Set your priorities straight on what you really want.
“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“My experience indicates that most people who’ve accumulated a great deal of wealth haven’t had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation.” ~ Michael Milken
“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” ~ Bob Dylan
“How do I define success? Let me tell you, money’s pretty nice. But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” ~ Steve Jobs
5) Start leading the life you were meant to lead.
“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.” ~ Jim Rohn
“Material success may result in the accumulation of possessions: but only spiritual success will enable you to enjoy them.” ~ Nido Qubein
“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we always win out.” ~ Ronald Reagan
“Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there’s something out there you love to do, that you believe in, that you’re good at – something that’s bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again today.” ~ Whit Hobbs
A Western journalist asked, “Mr. Gandhi, you have been working fifteen hours a day for fifty years. Don’t you think you should take a vacation?” Gandhi smiled and replied, “I am always on vacation.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Finally, repeat after me:
“Beginning today, I will create a new future by creating a new me. No longer will I dwell in a pit of despair, moaning over squandered time and lost opportunity. I can do nothing about the past. My future is immediate. I will grasp it in both hands and carry it with running feet. When I am faced with the choice of doing nothing or doing something, I will always choose to act! I seize this moment. I choose now.” ~ Andy Andrews
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