Passion Is Not Enough

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

I have had the pleasure of knowing Greg Darley for over a year and a half. I still remember the first time we talked on the phone. As I sat in starbucks, thinking of questions to ask, Greg sat patiently on the line waiting to impact years of wisdom, knowledge and experience. Sure it sounds like I am making Greg out as a 53 year old man, but talk to him for just a couple of minutes and you will realize that he has a wealth of knowledge.

From that day on in starbucks me and Greg have continued our relationship through phone chats, text messages and an quick in person meet-up at catalyst in October. Throughout all those conversations I have learned a lot from Greg, but one thing in particular stands out, if you have a dream….work towards it.

Recently, Greg released his first bool entitled Passion Is Not Enough. Interesting enough, about 3 weeks ago I interviewed Greg over skype to share on the blog and give away a couple copies of the book. Sad to say, the audio of the recording did not work and we were unable to re-record because of the holidays. Today, I am happy to be able to tell you about Greg Darley’s book Passion Is Not Enough.

As the title suggest, Greg believes that passion alone will not get you where you want to go. In fact, there are a lot of things that Greg says are essential to your dream. The main one that stood out to me was time. Yes, time is that one word that no one wants to hear when they are waiting for something. But as I read through the first couple chapters of the book I followed along as Greg described the journey of time throughout the Bible and some of the key characters that had to wait. One in particular was Moses. Moses knew a thing or two about waiting. The connection that Greg makes between patience and Moses instantly caught on with me and helped a very non-patient person realize the important of time and timing.

Not only is this book full of stories that illustrate what it takes to follow through with a dream and your strength, but it gives you practical advice on how to move past passion alone. As my family and I drove to my Grandmas for Christmas, my younger sister sat in the back seat of the car reading Passion Is Not Enough. I asked her what her thoughts were on the book (keep in mind she read it in 4 days)? She want on to describe this journey that would be interwoven throughout each chapter that leads you to the end of the book and the start of your journey towards your dream.

I am a big fan of Greg Darley and his newest book Passion Is Not Enough.

Today I have the honor of giving away 3 free copies of Passion Is Not Enough and you have the chance to win.

So leave a comment below, but don’t just leave your name, tell us someone who is the most passionate person you know.

Also go ahead and tweet out this contest and let all your friends know that Passion Is Not Enough is on sale for 2.99 for the rest of the week.

Here is what you can tweet:

Here is your chance to win a free copy of Passion is not Enough by @gregdarley ||comment to here http://bit.ly/fweck6 to win

So leave a comment and tweet it out.

Happy Friday

*kyle

sidenote: If you do not win you can still pick up the Kindle version for only $2.99. Get it here But the actual book here

Follow Greg on twitter here
Check out his blog here (well worth an RSS subscription

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://www.abrahamchronicles.com Dustin

    Easy, my buddy Pren from college. He’s a middle school history teacher right now, and the passionate person I know. Loves his job, and loves being creative in the way he teaches (games, raps, incorporating pop music and culture, etc).

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      we need more people like him in the education system. Sounds like a fun teacher to have

  • http://www.brendonfoulke.com Brendon Foulke

    This just sounds like a good book. Plus you are giving it away for free.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      it is really good.
      His blog is also a great gem as well

  • http://www.jessiwhitt.wordpress.com Jessi

    My friend Kat is the most passionate person I know. She’s been doing foreign missions ever since she was a teen, and she now works at a local organization helping families in our community. She loves God, loves people and loved her family. She’s awesome!

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      wow that is awesome.
      Its interesting how that passion is also very contagious.

  • http://brushforkbanner.blogspot.com Jim Drake

    Thanks for this offer! Although I don’t know him personally, John Piper is the most passionate person I know. Every time I hear him speak, I am struck by his passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      totally agree with that. It definitely comes through in his speaking and his writing.

  • http://shelbyisrad.wordpress.com Shelby

    The most passionate person I know is a 9 year old girl named Avery, I have had the privilege of nannying this little wonder child and being practically adopted into their family, she is so passionate about EVERYTHING she does, especially dance, at nine years old she is an incredible dancer and so talented but when you watch her dance and see the pure joy and emotion on her face it floors you, that someone so young and so small could be so passionate blows me away. She is also passionate for Jesus, she loves on people will everything she is and she is incredibly smart, silly girl does beginning algebra books for fun… she is nine! Crazy but she touches my heart more than most adults ever have.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      amazing how we learn so much from kids…especially passion and joy.

  • http://cindygraves.wordpress.com/ Cindy Graves

    I’d have to say, right now, it’s my friend, Angela. She has a heart and passion for single moms (even though she is not and never has been one herself). A couple years ago she asked God to break her heart for what breaks His – this is the answer to that prayer. I’ve NEVER seen her more alive that when she’s telling the “stories” of life-change for families when we all come together to “change someone’s world.” It’s a beautiful thing.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      wow, that is great. Love that she is going passionately after that.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      does she blog? Would love to hear some stories and her passion

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  • http://acalledlife.blogspot.com Mindy

    The most passionate person I know is my mentor Debbi. She is one of the two women’s ministry directors at my church. She is passionate about mentoring, connecting, and most recently, God gave her a vision to be passionate about supporting our men, after a trip to Kenya. She is an ultimate cheerleader and encourager (at least in my opinion)!

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      anyone passionate about mentoring is awesome in my book.
      Sounds like a great woman

  • http://www.kevindeshazo.me Kevin

    Most passionate person I know? Ken Surritte. He is a business owner, but founded WATERisLIFE, and is currently providing clean water to impoverished communities in over 30 countries. The dude is bursting with passion. Every conversation with him leaves me wanting to change the world, and believing I can.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      that is a true sign of a passionate person, that it is impossible to not catch their passion.

  • http://www.cartoonrebellion.net Jenny

    My friend Josh is one of the most passionate people I know. He’s a musician and when he’s talking about music, Jesus, or his girlfriend it’s hard to shut him up, but I don’t want to since that joy is so contagious as he talks. He’s one of those people you want to talk to when you are feeling down of discouraged because watching him live out his life so passionately and abundantly reminds me why I’m here, why i do the things i do, why we as Christ followers have our own unique identity. Watching someone live out their life so passionately, like Josh does is such a joy and so inspiring.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      yes, very inspiring

  • http://www.twitter.com/Jennivieve Jenn

    The most passionate person I know is a tiny Kenyan woman named Mum Jane. She’s a single mother in her forties, who pours herself out every day at the orphanage where she works. From 6 AM in the morning until 9 or 10 ‘o clock at night, she’s on her feet: warming bottles, mixing formula, changing diapers, bathing toddlers, milking cows, doing laundry by hand…. Some days, she won’t even eat her first meal until 4 ‘o clock in the afternoon because of all the needs around her that must be met. Her life is not easy, but there’s always a smile on her face, and she always has a song to sing.

    She once told me she never felt tired during those long days because God filled her up when she was empty. I don’t know anyone with even a quarter of the passion she has for loving and serving the least of these.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      love it, sounds like an amazing women of God