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  Pursuit of Passionate Purpose / Events / Blog

Finding Passionate Purpose

Do you find your passionate purpose or does it find you? Either can happen.

Take Don Piper, a minister returning home from a church conference. In a moment his life changed forever. As he was driving across a bridge a semi-trailer truck hit his car head-on. His car was totaled. He was brutally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.

He died and went to heaven! He had the most wonderful experience there. But he was brought back to life when a chaplain driving home from the same conference persuaded police to let him go to the car where Don was still trapped. Although he could barely endure the scene and 90 minutes had passed since the accident, he sang familiar hymns to Don and brought him back.

In his book, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Don recalls that he did not want to come back and did not know why this happened. With every bone in his body broken, he spent two years with the support of his wife, family, and church in surgeries, recovery, and healing his spirit.

He didn't ask for the purpose he received and it took him a few years to figure out what he was to do as a result of this experience. A Bible verse came to him that helped him recover, "I know the plans I have for you — plans for good and not for evil — to give you a future and give you hope." For years he was bitter and depressed, and just wanted to die and go back to heaven. Finally he realized his purpose in living was to tell people about heaven. In so doing, he had determined his passionate purpose.

Opportunities surround us, but you must open your eyes to see them. When preparation meets opportunity, you will find your purpose. When you align that purpose with your passion, you will find your passionate purpose. A passionate purpose is a goal or intention pursued with great enthusiasm, interest, zeal, and passion. The conclusion of my research published in my book, Pursuit of Passionate Purpose, is:

"The pursuit of passionate purpose, as well as its attainment, and connections along the way brings the real rewards of life."

The are many benefits in pursuing passionate purpose. It brings meaning and a way to contribute in life. It brings fun and being in the flow. It brings prosperity in the broadest sense, not just financial.


Life is short. Death is sure. It's your choice. Do you want a good life or a great life? Find your passion, align it with a meaningful purpose, pursue it persistently with a plan and the proper people. Assess progress along the way. Then make midcourse corrections, celebrate progress, and continue your pursuit!

Upcoming Public Events

May 4, 2017. Prime Health Innovation Summit. McNichols Civic Center, Denver, CO. This event, produced in partnership with the Governor's office, supports health innovation in Colorado. Radish was a winner in the shark-tank challenge at the 2015 summit. Look for Theresa wearing red. Learn more and register.

Practical Information for You

GIVE THE GIFT OF PASSIONATE PURPOSE. You can buy my book at the Passionate Purpose Store. It's a meaningful gift that keeps on giving.

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Resolve in 2017!

Theresa M. Szczurek, Ph.D., CMC®
Radish CEO, Entrepreneur, Certified Management Consultant, Author, and Speaker

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