There is no more powerful force for achieving success than passion. You must love what you do. Let me repeat that again. You must love what you do. If there is one thing that will get you to success and victory faster than anything else, it is passion.
There are many out there with credentials that would impress even the most powerful of executives and rulers. There are also many out there with a Rolodex jam-packed with the right contacts. Indeed, there are many people with the right education, the right network, and the talent necessary for an amazing career. However, many of those people never get there. Why is that? There is one defining characteristic that is the difference between the MBA or Ph.D from a wealthy family who knows all the right people yet does not use any of his/her talent and opportunities and an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur such as Richard Branson who may not have had the same opportunities available to him growing up. That defining characteristic is unbridled passion; an undying love for that one thing in life that you would do even if you weren’t going to be paid for it. That one thing that gets you up in the morning and puts you to bed at night. It’s that one thing that makes you dream, makes you cry, and makes the time fly by.
It’s that one thing that you are passionate about that will make you successful in this life. You can follow all the of the money you want and choose careers with high paying salaries and jump at the latest money making opportunities that you read about in the news, but the bottom line is, if you do not love something so much that you would do it for nothing, then you will never have the drive to achieve the highest possible levels of success in your field.
It’s passion that keeps you going when the whole world is against you and everybody is telling you to quit. Why would you stop when you love it? It’s passion that allows you to look past the hard times and overlook the obstacles that you may face to get where you are going. Passion builds empires. Passion moves mountains. Passion will make you into the person that you dream about becoming when nobody else is listening.
It was Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch who said, “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Never forget that.
Robin Trehan B.A, MIB, MBA