the meaning of passion
Passion doesn’t exist naturally, waiting to be discovered. You may be gifted with a few talents and have your own unique interests, but that doesn’t mean you have an innate passion for all of them. When you pick one of them and devote all your time and energy towards building it, you generate passion within yourself.
Passion requires an unwavering commitment and resilience. The word ‘passion’ comes from the Latin root pati, that means ‘to suffer’. Passion, at its core, demands suffering as it’s a strong desire and enthusiasm for something or about doing something even if it involves pain and/or sacrifice. It’s not for the faint of heart or those who lack patience. The word ’patience’ also has the same Latin root as ‘passion’, meaning it’s not only the ability to wait, but it’s also the ability to suffer.