Making sure our goals are properly aligned with our passions are the keys to success.
If you have the desire to move up the corporate ladder, start your own business, or just about any other worthwhile wise investment of your energy, it will be a lot easier on yourself – if you’re working on things that get you personally excited.
You should pursue things that make you feel alive when you’re working on them. This is what we call “Following Your Passion!”
We hear this a lot, yeah I know…
But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why this is?
A simple rule of thumb is to do the things that you’d do even if you weren’t getting paid to do them.
Napoleon Hill, author of Think And Grow Rich often referred to this as doing more then you get paid for. In fact, he regarded this as a key to success.
The simple reality is that most any level of lasting achievement takes effort (even the over-night successes we sometimes hear about rarely happen).
Often it means going above and beyond the call of duty. Going and doing just a bit more than maybe expected of you in your job description. Foregoing something in return for the results you’re sure you’ll reap later on. Even if others might not see you as exerting quite as much effort as they are (I get this all the time since I’m “just sit at a computer all day and work from home, playing with my baby”… lol). Even so, you’re putting forth effort into doing what feels naturally aligned to your purpose.
I can tell you I can’t imagine how much I’d dread getting up each and everyday if what I was doing wasn’t aligned with something I also have a strong passion for. Believe me, it’s a feeling worth implementing into your own life.
Following our inner-passion allows us to sit in a more natural path with regards to achieving our personal dreams and desires.
Why is that? I believe it is because instead of counting the hours till we get off and can work on other projects, we’ll be more excited about the task at hand.
Which I believe in turn is a lot more likely to equate to more productive results. Wouldn’t you agree?
Not to mention, we’re destined to have a whole lot more fun (and this gives us more lasting meaning in our lives)