Passion just doesn’t cut it

For years  we’ve been told “find the thing you’re most passionate about and do that.” Or “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Both of those are extremely important, certainly. However, it takes more than that. First, it’s not always easy to “find the thing you’re most passionate about” and if you did it would be met with excuses as to why you couldn’t possibly do that right now.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Yes, the first thing you have to do is figure out what your true passion in life is. What is your true calling? High school guidance counselors used to ask, “If you had all the money in the world, and could whatever you wanted, what would you do?” and that was supposed to define your passion.

I saw an equation once that read:  Passion + Action = Results.  That’s great, but it’s missing one crucial element.

Focus.

Passion without direction is useless. You’ve got to be laser focused on achieving your passion. This comes from your mindset. You have to convince yourself that this is the most important change in your life and your focus has to be on this at all times.

Once you’ve got your passion nailed down, and you’re 100% focused…the next step is action. You can have passion and focus, but if you don’t do anything with them – you’ll get nowhere. One of the questions to ask yourself during this process is “am I doing the most important thing I should be?” If what you’re doing isn’t going to move you toward your passion the fastest, you’re focusing on the wrong thing, and simply wasting time.

Passion + Focus + Action = Achievement.

If you’re passionate about it, laser focused on it, and actively pursuing it – nothing will be able to keep you from it.


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