Monday, May 21, 2012

Passion for Success

Most of us, if not all of us, want to succeed. That is a fact! We all want to achieve our goals in life. We all want to fulfill our checklist that in most cases no one would understand but our self. Along with this journey, there is one important ingredient that we must possess and that is passion. While we may get results in the short term without having passion, in the long term it makes the difference between achieving success and failing.
 
Passion comes from the ancient Greek verb “paskho” meaning to suffer. Passion is an intense emotion compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something. Passion means doing what you love doing it even if it won’t cost you anything. 
 
When we are passionate about what we do, our passion will show up in our work. Passion is shown in Michael Jordan who loves basketball, Tiger Woods who loves golf, Donald Trump who has great passion in real-estate, Bill Gates who loves software and Warren Buffet who has intense passion in the stock market.


 However, we have to realize that there are always difficult times on our way to success. There are times when we no longer understand the meaning of what we are doing for two reasons: things seem too complex or rather boring. Situations changes so fast or rather too slow. Instances when nobody believes and appreciates in our capabilities but us. 
 
There are times when we feel like we are working for nothing, that we don’t get anything in return for all our efforts. In such difficult times, only passion can keep us moving forward. We just have to believe that something great awaits us, more importantly we have to constantly believe the greatness in us.
 
Not only will passion lead us to achieving success, it will also lead us to a fulfilling life. According to Emerson, “Nothing GREAT was ever achieved without ENTHUSIASM”. Therefore with passion, we will become who we are, we will become the person we are supposed to be and great success is sure to come our way. 

Photos from the wires.

2 comments:

Nice article Verns. :) I'd say 'success' is subjective however. Most people seem to automatically equate it with money - that you're supposedly not 'successful' if you're not earning off your 'passion'. Meanwhile, others are content enough to have survived a grueling episode in the toilet. :P

Thanks much Davey. Yah your right! It should not always be associated with high pay or ample savings. Sometimes it's intangible. It depends on how one defines his own success.

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