Passion is a funny thing, driven by thoughts that can empower us to accomplish beautiful feats. Passion allows a human to dream and believe when there is little to no hope. This is not to say the passion filled belief comes to fruition. Passion is not reality. Passion is potential and can lead to reality if we are prepared to work our asses off to get it.
Many of us grow up dreaming of being rich and famous. What happened? Why do so few of us live out our dreams? The reason is we only work on half the equation. Anybody can have a vast imagination of their future success’. It is worth nothing without the drive and hard work.
Our passion must be backed by function and effort. The function is what you produce. If you are lacking function, then are wasting your time. Turn passion into something that deeply matters to you and it will change lives around you. People can feel your passion, emotion, and dedication and are likely to feed off your energy!
The effort is the simplest but most difficult part of the equation. When the lead guitarist of the Black keys Dan Auerbach described his work he said: “I Get up and I start working and I don’t stop until I fall asleep”, “Nobody works as hard as me”. The effort is about consistent impactful inputs towards your work. It has to become an addiction, a part of your soul that is a necessary element for your survival. You will always find ways to do less to be content, but you must fight it. Take today to do more to take advantage of your most valuable asset. Time. Not only that but in all areas of life, it is that little extra push that makes all the difference and where you see all the results. Whether it is two more reps at the gym or one more hour spent working on your latest article or business plan.
Time is the most valuable asset that we have as humans but it must not be squandered. We have no idea how long we are going to live for. Make the most of every waking moment. A large factor in accomplishment is time management. The most successful are the busiest and find ways to make use of their whole day. This can be accomplished through proper scheduling and being proactive about task completion.
Effective use of downtime in life can propel you to success. A mission to apply yourself in all areas of life can provide tremendous rewards. A large part of North American people work forty hours jobs. This provides an individual with at the very least a couple hours of a day to pursue something. Unfortunately, individuals are so depleted from their lack of passion for their job they feel like they do not have the energy to pursue anything outside of their work. Or that they won’t be good at anything so there is no point in trying and wasting their time in the first place. This is truly the downfall of man!
As long as your pursuit has a positive impact on your life it is truly valuable and should never be given up easily or lightly. Continual practice will create progress which can spur passion. From there you can kick things into motion and get to work. As you continue to work and progress you will soon see your efforts building momentum. This is where things start to get addicting and everything will begin to work in your favor! You just need to be willing to put in the work to get to that place first.
Happy Get to work Wednesday everyone. I wish all readers the best in their endeavours and would love to hear about your current passions and pursuits.