Think of Passion as the throttle in a car - unless you have your foot on the brake, it will move you forward without effort. Passion is the short cut to lasting change, because it does not require constant regeneration. Passion is always there, ready to support your dreams. You can deny it or refuse to act on it, but it will live inside of you forever.
Passion is a "no-brainer." You cannot will it into being, there are no tools to create it, and no one can give it to you. It resides in your heart, not your head. You know if you have it, and you cannot fake it if you don't.
Decision, on the other hand, is all about what goes on in your head. It is the intensity of your willpower, the strength of your determination, the power of your mindset. It can be taught, developed, tweaked, and focused. Think of Decision as a drive shaft and steering column. Your brain kicks it into gear and sets the course. Of course as you meet bumps in the road, your brain will also constantly question the Decision, so you will need to keep steering to reconfirm your direction.
Passion is clearly the easier way to ensure lasting change, but if you don't possess it, you can muscle the change to stick using continually renewed Decisions. The ideal situation is, of course, a combination of Passion and Decision. When driven by passion and supported by a decided, determined, willing mind, your results will last and last.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Creating personal change requires a process that begins with preparation and ends with making change stick. To review each of the steps in detail, click on the Blog Archives in the lower part of the column on the right and find my previous posts on this topic as well as others, all on the 20th of each month.
Congratulations on taking the time and making the effort to create change in your life. Real change is just around the corner!
Linda Spevacek is an innovative speaker, author and coach who can help you create prosperity across all aspects of your life. For speaking topics and programs, visit www.ExpertProsperity.com