What if Passion is Overrated?

What if Passion is Overrated?

by Michael Feeley February 12, 2024


WE HEAR A LOT about passion – “Do what you feel passionate about!” Fervor. Enthusiasm. Zeal. The thing that gives you abundant pleasure.

Passion seems effortless and energizing, bringing out stirring and compelling emotions that take form in your life and work. And – passion doesn’t have to be fireworks and bravura. It can be quiet, deep focus.

What if passion is overrated?

What if the demand to live and work by passion puts too much pressure on you – limits and discourages you – even creates fear and self-doubt? “What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I feel passion?”

It’s food for resistance. Feeding your inner critic that tells you the Gods haven’t blessed you with passion, so how can you be worthy and successful if you don’t feel passionate and on fire? Avoid this.

Why not simply do? Work at what you like doing. Let action help you get to passion.

We all want to get somewhere in life. We have goals and dreams. Maybe to get into a choice college, graduate with honors, and work at what you trained for, like, and love. Maybe it’s blogging, directing films, exercising, cooking, telling stories, or climbing the ladder to become a CEO. There’s a passion in planning, learning, and moving forward.


Commit to doing something.

Work at creating and contributing something that expresses you and see how passion appears.

Doing and deciding to take action will inspire you.

I love writing and coaching people. I use my writing to encourage others positively, to create change, self-awareness, and to offer hope.

I’m committed to writing daily, at the same time, and then publishing it in various places. Some mornings, I’m unsure what to write, but as soon as I sit down, open my computer, and start writing about something, it happens. I’m moving forward with an idea, words, structure, purpose, and happiness. It’s a practice that brings out passion.

That’s passion working in me. It comes from persistence, making a choice, committing, acting, and producing.

I’m proud of whatever I publish because I believe it will benefit someone else’s life who reads my Daily post.

Change and purpose are central to passion—the desire to improve something in yourself, others, and possibly the world.


Thanks – Michael (he, him)

Please share this Daily with your tribes.
This also matters – Compassion and Understanding Instead of Judgment.


Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

Libby Gill

Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

…as a trainer I watched Michael Feeley become a masterful coach, being adept at many coaching skills… he is supportive, motivational, action-oriented, open minded, authentic, confident and compassionate… such a delight to work with… fun, high-energy, intuitive, spontaneous!… I have observed him to be very inspirational, empowering, and encouraging clients to go to greater depths in their lives. He is a true ambassador of the profession… Michael has heart and soul along with the ability to deliver!

Deborah Van de Grift – CPC, ELI-MP, PCC

Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

You, my friend, are the Real Deal.

Matthew Carey

Host of Studio Time Podcast


Michael Feeley walks the walk and talks the talk. He is honest, authentic and incredibly generous in spirit. Michael’s deep commitment to service means his clients get his full attention and will benefit from his coaching skills, experience and wisdom.

Kathy Karn

Psychotherapist, Photographer and Storyteller /

London ON Canada

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