Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Success


During these economically stressed times many people want to know what is the key to success.  Many of my students in my college classes are older and unemployed.  They are looking for the "magic bullet" to a great job that will carry them to health, wealth and success in life.  It is the same as putting the cart before the horse.  You could have ten college degrees and still not find a good job.  Most people are wandering in the wilderness without a goal or a destination.  What I am about to say is not original.  It has been said in many ways by many people.  One of my first encounters with this was in the book, "Do what you love and the money will follow."  Think about what you like to do and then do it.  If you have a passion for that thing then you will be successful.  The problem with that is that some people love to drink or do drugs.  Some people like to take long naps and sleep late every morning.  So doing what you love in those cases will not cause money to follow unless what you love includes working very hard toward your goals.  This is what I agree with and what I have seen written and practiced successfully in my life.  Find your passion and then focus on your passion and you will be successful.  I know that this works.  For most people the real issue is finding your passion.  This is an exercise in self analysis.  I can normally talk to someone for less than thirty minutes and find their passion based solely on what they talk about.  What you say is really an outward indication of what your mind contains.  This does not relate only to employment or making money.  Many moms and dads find that their passion is raising their kids and their home.  This is always very obvious in seeing their home and how their family interacts.  You might even ask a family member or a friend to tell you what they thing your passion is in life.  I am sure it they know you very well they can tell you immediately.

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