Most successful people have said that without passion success is very difficult.YesYou are less likely to give upYou won’t experience much painWhat Steve Jobs said about passionYou will be able to work extra hoursYou will understand your business/customer perfectlyWhat Oprah Winfrey saidPassion will give you energyEven if you make it, you will be sadSatisfying your important psychological needsYou are more likely to be creativeYou will be unstoppable
You are less likely to give up
When you do something you are passionate about the chances of giving up become lower, you become more able to go through hard times and so your chances of succeeding increase.
You won’t experience much pain
The pain of waking up early every morning to do something that you hate can ruin your life. Add to this feeling bad on weekends because you will have to do something that you don’t like when you get back to work.
What Steve Jobs said about passion
You need to have a lot of passion for what you do because it can get very difficult. Without passion, any rational person will probably give up. (See What are the greatest achievements of Steve Jobs?)
You will be able to work extra hours
If you are passionate about what you do, you will be more willing to work late nights, weekends and extra hours. This will increase your chances of success.
You will understand your business/customer perfectly
So many businesses fail because people introduce products that customers don’t really need. When you have passion for something you will understand it perfectly and you will be able to figure out the market needs that could turn into business opportunities.
What Oprah Winfrey said
‘Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.’
Passion will give you energy
When you do something that you hate you won’t find much energy or motivation. When you do something you are passionate about you will have enough energy to go through hard times and setbacks until you become successful.
Even if you make it, you will be sad
Even if you succeed without following your passion you would still be doing something that you hate, everyday. Your life won’t be a happy one.
Satisfying your important psychological needs
We become passionate about the things that help us satisfy our important psychological needs. Thus following your passion won’t just make you happy, but also psychologically stable. (See How do I Find my Passion?)
You are more likely to be creative
When you do something that you dislike you will want to get it done as quickly as possible. This attitude closes the door for creativity and might prevent you from coming up with brilliant ideas.
You will be unstoppable
The success stories of many successful people have shown us that a passionate person can’t be stopped because even when things go bad that person keeps going. The one who is not passionate on the other hand won’t have a reason to keep going.
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