"Passion is displayed in our willingness to suffer for what we love most, especially on the days that we don't really love it."
James K. McPartland
When you meet a person who is executing their life assignment, living on purpose, or working in pursuit of their highest aspirations, you will find that they love it even when things are not going their way. And since things will not always go our way, resilience and springing back from setbacks are the litmus tests to evaluate if we truly are living a life of passion.
Study people who have mastered a craft, run a healthy business, have a loving family, show a zest for life, sustain a positive attitude, or seem to most frequently be living in the present moment, and you will find a person of passion. Without even being aware of the exam - they pass the passion test every day of their life - no matter the outcomes they are experiencing.