In this article from The Atlantic, it's argued that following your passion is NOT always the best advice. The bottom line is: your feelings can be fickle. Your dreams might let you down. You might change your mind down the road about what you're really passionate about doing with the rest of your life.
The best plan is to let your passions develop over time, to gain the character, knowledge, skills and competency you need to see if you're really great at something and able to get the rock-star status, respect, and income necessary to reach your goals. So let it stew. Don't talk big about what you're going to do someday. See how well your interests, vision and passion can and do create lasting results today. Make tiny investments every day. But have a plan to survive and even thrive in the meantime. Perhaps, you will become even more passionate about what you're doing right now if you keep at it. Indeed, you can have multiple passions in life.
Keep pressing on!
Will Smith, actor, shares his thoughts on how you get past the barriers in your life. To sum it up, you tough it out and never give up. Learn as you go, failure ensures success. Be mentally tougher than than the adversity you are facing.
If you are in leadership, Jesus Christ modeled the way that you can lead. To the world all around him he was a failure. But he set the new standard of what servant leadership means. He's worth following.
Read more at www.edstetzer.com/2018/03/7-principles-to-lead-as-jesus-led/
There is no secret to success. Yes, work hard has this video explains. But I also believe you need to be savvy, relevant, personable, and have other skills to succeed. Life's successes are not just about working hard, but working smart too. Do you have the smarts needed to make the next step towards your goals?
I consider myself very adaptable and open to change. But then there are many things I cannot seem to get the hang of no matter how much I want to. Of course, if I have personally invested much time or money into something, I would be more adverse to changing it right away, even if it's inferior to something else.
Even when it makes sense to change your behavior, attitude or outlook, the brain chemistry associated with the change can prevent you from making the changes you need. Perhaps you spot in life or your career is in a stand-still because you won't open your mind.
So here's a tip from this article below: when you hear a new idea or challenging concept, pause for a minute before you make a conscious reaction for or against it. Take a minute to read this short feature...
NBC News: Why Hard Facts Aren't Enough to Alter Our Beliefs
One of my favorite coaches of all time is Lou Holtz. When I was growing up he was the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame. My dad used to take me to a handful of games in the early 90's. Holtz won a national championship in just his third year.
Here Lou shares at a commencement speech in his hometown in West Virginia the keys to his success. This video is also hilarious! Take heed and you will go far.
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