Are you doing the things in life that fuel you, or drain you? Passion and desire are the key elements in life to help you keep going. How can you continue to do something that you hate? No matter what it is, you have to have the drive to stick with it for the long haul. If you are doing what you love, then you’ll find peace and joy. Do something that you hate, and you’ll live with regret for longer than you care to.
It’s amazing how much you life changes when you’re doing the things that bring you joy. A business that is just starting is stressful, but not if you’re doing it for the love of it. If you’re in it for the money, sooner of later, you’ll dread having to do what you do. Waking up each morning will fill you with a sense of dread and depression. Not a feeling you want to wake up to in the morning. So you might as well do something that you would do for free. If you don’t make any money, you still love it.
Passionate people are fueled by their desire to do well, accomplish their dreams, and fulfill their goals. Competition with self is the only thing that matters. “Did I do better today than I than I did yesterday?” That’s where the drive comes from. They don’t need external validation, kudos from everyone they know, or even the support from those closest to them. They have all that they need within themselves, so they press on. The fuel comes from the heart.
Knowing yourself and what you really want makes success obtainable. Ask anyone who has failed and given up on something that they claimed to love, and they will tell you that they don’t know why they wanted it in the first place. If you don’t know why you’re doing something, then you won’t have any problems giving up when things aren’t going your way. So without the desire or passion, it fades off into the night. And then off to the next new “shiny” thing. And, to the next one. And so on, and on, and on…
The great thing about passion and desire is that it brings the right people into your life at the right time. I have a new business partner that really shares my vision for what I want to accomplish. He really gets it, and what’s more? He shares my passion for helping people.
He’s a part of my inner circle, and brings a positive energy and presence that exudes: integrity, character, self respect, gratitude, intelligence, drive, ambition, accomplishment, achievement, honor, influence, confidence and leadership. These are great assets in a business partner, or anyone else that you have to work with. He has a passion for what he does, and has business partners around the world. He’s respected and admired for who he is, and what he does. Who wouldn’t want a mentor of that caliber?
Are you someone that anyone can say those things about you? Passion, drive, ambition, desire, and influence are all needed to make a difference and impression. These things are innate in those that know what they want. Success is just the natural outcome. Do you know what you want, does it keep you up at night? Are you willing to do what it takes? Will you get back up when you fall knowing that you might have to start all over again? Will you dig deeper until you’ve got nothing left, and then dig deeper still? Passion and desire, they’re your fuel, keep your engines burning.