I hear it all the time from people on what you need to succeed. “Follow your passion”. Here is is why I have an issue with this advice.
Everyone is passionate about something and usually more than one thing. We are born with it. There are always going to be things we love to do like music, art, knitting, cooking etc.. The list can go on. Those passions more than likely for most are not worth a nickel. Here's why?
Think about all the things you have been passionate about in your life. Think about all those passions that you considered making a career out of or wanted to build a company around. How many were there? Why did you bounce from one to another? Why were you not able to make a career or business out of any of those passions ? Or, if you have been able to have some success, what was the key to the success? Was it the passion or the effort you put in to your job or company?
If you really want to know where your destiny lies, look at where you apply your time.
Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you. How are you using your time today?
Let me make this as clear as possible
1. When you work hard at something you become good at it.
2. When you become good at doing something, you will enjoy it more.
3. When you enjoy doing something, there is a very good chance you will become passionate or more passionate about it.
4. When you are good at something and work even harder to excel and be the best at it, good things happen.
Don’t follow your passions, follow your effort. It will lead you to your passions and to success, however you define it.
What you love + Time = Destiny
See it through and watch it grow.