There is something in all of us that makes us capable of achieving great things. Something that drives progress and motivates us through difficult times. It keeps us in balance in every aspect of our lives. Not everyone believes they have it, the truth is, they simply haven’t discovered it yet.
If you have the right mindset; believing that you can get better at something and allow your interests to develop over your lifetime. Then, it is possible to get passionate about something. Create your life by living it. You can not expect to find your passion, put yourself out there and passion will find you. Sounds easy, though, with the uncertainty in employment, fear can be more of a motivator to stay in one job than taking the risk towards making positive changes. It doesn’t matter if you have never done the job before or if you’re not very good at it, as long as you’re interested in it, passion will find you. Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom “There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Many successful entrepreneurs have expressed the benefits of being passionate, though, they are not necessarily talking about a passion for the product or service. They are passionate about their mission, about how the lives of their customers are affected by their product or service and about changing the world.
Passion is the energy to keep going when all has gone pear-shaped when money has run dry and your physical energy is missing in action. It is even capable of fuelling the business in turbulent times, as well as earning trust from employees and customers. A passionate leader, Richard Branson said: “When you believe in something the force of your convictions will spark other people’s interest and motivate them to help you achieve your goals.”
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”