According to Merriam-Webster, the word "passion" is defined as an "intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction" or "an object of desire or deep interest." I've recently began to realize how important passion is in anything you are doing - sports, work, starting a business, etc. I have personally experienced a lack of passion when it comes to certain things. For example, a particular job that you have no passion for. If you wake up every morning to go to work, but have no passion, it's going to be a long day, you are not going to enjoy the work you have to do, and you are probably not going to put much effort into the work. If I am given an assignment at work, or wake up with a to-do list but have no passion, I am probably going to get the work done, but with the least amount of effort. However, if I wake up and I have passion about my job or the work I do, I am going to wake up excited, ready to get going. When I go to work, I am probably going to work hard and do things well. I believe that passion drives you in the things that you do. I recently saw somebody play a few different basketball games. The first couple games, you could tell this person had no passion. They showed up to the game, they played when told to, they scored, rebounded, etc., but you could tell this person was there only physically. However, during a more important game, I saw the passion in that person. Whether they were in the game or on the bench, they got excited, they were always watching, on the edge of their chair. The passion in that person was obvious, and almost contagious. Looking at this particular person get excited about every free throw made, every steal, every point, made me also get into the game. This person was no longer at the game (playing or on the bench) physically, but they were present mentally as well. Passion allows you to push forward, try harder, do things you may even think you can't. Like the definition says, passion is intense, driving, or overmastering feeling - it drives you to do more, to be better, to give all you can. And eventually, your passion starts being an inspiration to others. 

Have the passion, take the action & magic will happen.
- Bar Rafaeli

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