From Apathy To Purpose And Passion

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Getting beyond apathy and motivated through finding your purpose and passion in challenging times.

Getting beyond apathy and motivated through finding your purpose and passion in challenging times.

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  • 1. Created by VaNessa Vollmer, Psy.D. Success Realized
  • 2. It is common sense to take a method & try it. If it fails, admit it frankly & try another. But above all, try something. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 3. Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
  • 4. Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. -Henri Frederic Amiel
  • 5. All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out. - Albert Camus
  • 6. The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems. - Mohandus K. Gandhi
  • 7. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead. – William Lloyd Garrison
  • 8. First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. -Epictetus
  • 9. A useless life is an early death. -Goethe
  • 10. The mere possession of a vision is not the same as living it, nor can we encourage others with it if we do not, ourselves, understand and follow its truths. The pattern of the Great Spirit is over us all, but if we follow our own spirits from within, our pattern becomes clearer. For centuries, others have sought their visions. They prepare themselves, so that if the Creator desires them to know their life's purpose, then a vision would be revealed. To be blessed with visions is not enough... we must live them! - High Eagle
  • 11. I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -Henry David Thoreau
  • 12. All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why. -James Thurber
  • 13. There is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.
  • 14. My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a General; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. -Pablo Picasso -
  • 15. Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 16. A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how." -Victor Frankl
  • 17. What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him. -Victor Frankl
  • 18. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is “dearness” only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. – Thomas Paine
  • 19. Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs. –Steve Pavlina
  • 20. Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. – Vaclav Havel
  • 21. A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. – John Maxwell
  • 22. Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about. – Steve Pavlina
  • 23. If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. ~ Ben Franklin
  • 24. Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves. - Blaise Pascal
  • 25. Passion can never purchase what true love desires: true intimacy, self- giving, and commitment.
  • 26. Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost. ~Proverb
  • 27. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. -Mark Twain
  • 28. Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. - Hebbel