‘People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing and it’s totally true.’ – Steve Jobs, Apple’s Co-Founder
I once believed that we don’t need passion to succeed. However, when I started blogging, I realized that passion is a key to success. I noticed that my passion for blogging made me write articles consistently.
Besides this, my research on successful people enlightened me that successful people are passionate about their jobs. They work 24/7 because they enjoy and love their work.
These findings forced me to think deeply about the relationship between passion and success, enabling me to realize that passion leads to success because it:
1.Makes it Hard for You to Give Up
It will be hard for you to give up on something when you are passionate because you won’t care about the results. You’ll only care about doing your thing, and you’ll do it even when you don’t get the desired results. For instance, if you love singing, you’ll continue singing even when you only have 5 views on Youtube.
2.Makes You a Hard Worker
Passion makes you work more hours because it makes you obsessed with your work. You’ll want to work whenever you find time because you love your work. Besides this, when you are passionate, you’ll work long hours because you won’t be able to tell the difference between work and play. For you, working will be playing.
3.Changes Your Attitudes Towards Difficulties
People who aren’t passionate about their jobs have a negative attitude towards obstacles. They either see them as threats or messages from the universe that they’ll never succeed.
Passionate people perceive obstacles as an opportunity for growth. They are always eager to overcome them, and they believe they’ll become better at their craft after overcoming obstacles.
4.Prevents You From Wasting Time
If you do what you love, you’ll be obsessed with work because you’ll be excited about it. For this reason, you’ll want to spend most of your time working, and you’ll avoid wasting time on meaningless activities.
Passion leads to obsession, which breeds focus. Focus leads to success because it increases the quality of your work as it makes you more skilled and knowledgeable. Focus also leads to consistency, increasing your chances of succeeding.
People who don’t like their jobs seldom succeed because they mostly focus on getting things done. They never reach great heights because they usually lack the motivation to improve their skills. Conversely, passionate people have high chances of succeeding because passion increases focus, motivates them to work hard, and changes their attitude towards difficulties. And, lastly, it makes them want to work all the time, and as a result, they avoid time wasting activities.
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