If you are passionate about what you are doing, does that mean you are going to be more successful?
Yes – And – No.
Yes. If you are passionate about what you are doing, you possibly have a greater chance to be successful. One of the biggest reasons is that you are much less apt to resent the hours and sacrifices it takes to develop your company. The 24/7 effort becomes a labor of love and enjoyment instead of drudgery.
Being passionate inspires a positive and optimistic attitude which attracts loyal clients, quality vendors and multiple opportunities. A passionate person attracts success.
Yes. Being passionate about what you are doing is a decided plus.
So when is passion Not enough? When is the answer No?
It is good to be passionate, but the Key depends upon how that passion is utilized. That passion needs to be focused on thinking through, and strategically planning its milestones of action from inception to its projected maturity.
How many times have we heard, “If you have the passion, success will come.”
Unfortunately there are small business owners who take that as a literal proclamation, using it as an excuse to sit back and wait for success to happen. They forget that a business concept cannot become a tangible reality until it is converted into actual profit & loss numbers and an effective marketing program supported by a well-developed operating system.
The passion for some individuals are hobby activities like skiing, hiking, horseback riding, reading, computer games, sewing, gardening, etc.. But can any of these be developed into a source of income capable of supporting you and your family? Can enough income be generated to take care of you after you no longer chose to work, or unable to? If so, can it happen within a time frame that you will be able to enjoy it?”
With a certain amount of ingenuity, and it is developed within a profitable business model, the answer may be “Yes”.
A cautionary note: It doesn’t matter how passionate you are about something. When you need for it to cover all expenses for the rest of your life, then you had better be sure it is capable of doing so. Don’t trust your “gut feeling”, or depend upon your passion to carry you through. Ask for an outside professional review. With your future in the balance you will be glad you did.
Chances are by this time, the positive fruit of your hard work and strategic planning is beginning to show, or at the very least you can see attainable success on the immediate horizon.
The best news is that even if you didn’t originally feel passion for what you are doing, with the confirmation of your success your passion will reveal itself.
Yes. Being passionate about what you are doing is a very good thing.
Stephanie Lewis, President of My Next 30 www.MyNext30.com Ph: (303) 653-7418
Stephanie Lewis has owned and/or consulted numerous companies within a wide variety of industries. Her focus now is entirely on small to medium sized companies wanting or needing help to get to that next level, and people planning the new business they’ll run for their next 30 years.
To Stephanie, ensuring a company is solidly positioned and “on-the-grow” is the most exciting thing in the world.
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