How to become Unstoppable by igniting your Passion

Success is never accidental. It is always the result of intense passion”. Paulo Coelho

I go by this success principle mentioned by Earl Nightingale in the Audio “Strangest Secret  in the world” where  he says that success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal  and are  achieved by those who do a predetermined job deliberately.

All of us are aware   that to be successful we need to set SMART  Goals, form  good habits  which will lead us to achieve them,  improve progressively  by being consistent  and  self-disciplined,  and  accomplish one’s  goals by taking  massive action. There are many steps,   which  are to be taken , skills to be developed under  each one of these major headings .  

However,   I will    dive deep into   an  attribute that makes one  unstoppable,  achieve one’s goal , and  take us from where we are to where we want to be. The  secret Mantra  of  all successful people,    those who inspire us , those whom we follow, the celebrities,  the pioneers, the leaders, is “Passion”: The  passion  to do something wonderful, to reach  some position, to lose weight,   to  be an expert in some craft,   to do something  unique and   great , make one  unable to  think of anything  else but that,    and makes one unstoppable.       

So let us delve into what passion is all about and why is important for one’s success? Is Passion infectious and  how one  can ignite one’s Passion


  1. What is Passion

Passion  is not  a knowledge or a skill ,  but  it is an inborn  attribute of a person.  It is  that,  what  you are born with.  It  is that what  makes you go beyond your call of duty. It is that  fire,  that energy that makes you do what you want to do . It is that  overwhelming drive to reach one’s goals. It is that  which makes you  to  want to get up early  and  start taking action, and that which will not allow you to sleep .

Passion is the fire that burns in your heart leading to  success in achieving what you desire   and making you unstoppable.

 Having passion for a particular goal, whether personal or professional, provides the energy and motivation to take the actions necessary to achieve that goal. It’s the intangible component that explains why some people and teams are  able to stick with their plans and achieve greater levels of success than others.

I am sure that  you  would have noted this quality  in some people who are so passionate about talking about their vision, their mission,  about what they want to achieve, that they  even  forget the time,  and get  into the flow  state  of doing everything  required  to   achieve their vision/ goal.


  1. Why is passion important for success?


Among the traits and abilities that lead to success, passion stands alone. Unlike skill, knowledge, or other factors, passion is innate and so  can’t be learned or acquired but is always present.

When we feel the passion in our lives, we have a more positive outlook, higher energy, and greater confidence. We’re not merely going through mechanical  motions, but actively taking steps to create the success that we want. Passion is an energy resource that fuels our success in life.  Passion correlates to a person’s desire and capacity to go above and beyond the call of duty to achieve superlative outcomes. Passion is also an indicator of an individual’s future success. Also, the more passionate someone is about their job, the more inclined they are to work hard on self-improvement, increasing their chances of success. 


As we all know, Success  is  not  easy.  Succeeding at work requires a willingness to give it all, grit one’s teeth, dig deep, and grind it out and more so  when the going gets tough. It also means not quitting when something doesn’t work out as intended or as hoped. Passion helps people to  be empowered  to  overcome these hurdles .

 I can  quote many instances from   my life,  where I felt that all    doors were being closed and I may have to quit,  too, but the passion to  achieve the result, kept me pursuing  despite the  hurdles,   and  helped me to achieve my goals.


  1. How Passion is Infectious


Real passion is infectious, too.

When you’re passionate, you’ll start to affect everyone around you in life—your team, your family, and your friends. Life is challenging, but with a burning passion, you’ll realize that you’re stronger and tougher than anything life can throw at you.


I had the opportunity of working with teams who also became passionate in achieving the team goals . The  energy or the fuel that you have ignited in your mind,  will make sure that others too follow what you have intended to do.   If you work hard, set an example  to inspire your teams, walk the talk, and not just preach, it is sure to rub on the teams you lead. Same is the case within the family too. You can’t ask your children to study, when you sit and watch  TV or browse the net.  You will be able to feel the enthusiasm, the energy, the desire to accomplish if  you, yourself  have set the bars very high for yourself.  You  can observe  that in the groups that you are associated with too

Once I was on a mission to develop and implement an  LMS  system. We  decided to go  in for a new platform knowing  fully well that  technology was changing and we had to be   ready for the same.   As stiff deadlines were applicable, we  had to really strive hard to keep up with the pace. One day, just before the go live was to happen, we moved the system from Development Servers to  Production Servers  to test,  and were shocked as the  configuration of dates on the two servers  did not match resulting in  errors. As the passion had  already  rubbed in on the team,  all of them stayed back the whole night, to  correct all modules, test  and upload to Production and  meet the deadlines.  They had already got energized, enthused and   passionate to meet the team goals, vision  and  deadlines,  even though they were  dead  tired and would have rather taken rest.


So, if you want to get  inspired, do surround yourself with inspiring and passionate people, so that it gets rubbed on you,   or  if you want your team to  be passionate, do inspire them by doing what you want them to do , so that they emulate you as passion  is contagious


4 How to Ignite your Passion

If you are already doing jobs which are in alignment  with your passion, then its fine as you are going to accomplish  all your desires .  But if you are on a job  which is not according to your passion, then  the first tip is to  start loving the job  you are in. Falling   in love with what you are doing is the right way to ignite your passion.


Many a times, I was deputed to   take up and lead those set ups which were  found  to have some issues,  or where   some  impossible results were to be achieved, or   where we had to really turn around the set up,  or   struggle to get them going , not necessarily where I  had the skills , knowledge or aptitude to do them.   As I was passionate about achieving results, mentally  I would decide that I am going to accomplish them. So the first thing I would do,   is to  list the issues and make a  master list, categorize  them,   mull over them, study, analyze, logically arrange them, till I  was  clear  of the whole picture, and  ready with  the solutions,  like  as  for a jigsaw puzzle,  and wanting with my whole and soul to get it going. I would try to simplify the whole process of arriving at solutions. What I wanted to emphasize over here  was that, I would start loving the whole process,  that I would be driven with some internal energy ,  which I am unable to totally  explain and get it moving in the right direction as if solving a puzzle .


So my tip to ignite passion   for what I am deputed to accomplish is to first start loving the same.  Love the whole process, love the fact,  that it  is you who have been called to do it, it is you who alone who  can do it, it is the one time opportunity presented to you,   the  break that you were waiting for to  show your worth and so on .    And just observe , where it is going to take you,   and make you a winner.   



  1. Passion is an overwhelming drive to reach one’s goals. It is the one factor that unites all successful people in equal measures.
  2. Success also means not quitting when something doesn’t work out as intended  Passion will  help  people to  be empowered to overcome  the  hurdles  if any.
  3. As passion is infectious, surround yourself with Inspiring people who can inspire you to achieve your goals, not those who will steal your energy. If you want others to follow your passion , walk the talk and inspire them.
  4. Ignite your passion by loving what you are doing, what you had been chosen for, what you had initiated or  set up, or  what you are good at..


Passion can help one  to  be  more goal-oriented and motivated. It will help one to  keep the energy at its momentum when dealing with any plans,  goals or when  you face obstacles. However, finding your passion is not enough.  One needs to take action and be consistent   to reach where you want to reach

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” -Oprah Winfrey


When your passion and success match perfectly, you become unstoppable.



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