The Power of Passion | Rob White

September 10, 2014 11:22 PM

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The Power of Passion | Rob White

Coach Benson, my high school track coach, loved to use the word "passion." Before every track meet, he'd begin with the same motivational speech: "Winning runners aren't philosophical, and they're not intellectual. But, damn, they are passionate! And do you know why they're so passionate? Because they're not interested in the 'why' of things, they're interested in the 'how.' Stop asking 'why can't I run faster,' and start asking 'how can I run faster.' Right now, as you're preparing for this track meet today, you contain more passion than you could possibly need to run your race faster than you ever have before. If you're going to win today, if you're going to win in life, you've got to be passionate about what you're doing."

Over the past 55 years, since I received this powerful message, I've seen it prove itself in my life and the lives of others in a thousand and one ways. Passion is the language of triumph. When you feel impassioned about your aspirations, you don't wait for things to happen -- you make them happen. ...

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