The Power of Passion
Successful people win because they love what
they do. All of them have a very strong desire to succeed. They have
for their field, their business.
Passion is the single fastest way to spur
yourself to massive success. It is something you
Something you're excited about. Something you
get up early to work on or to stay up late.
Love What You Are Doing
We were born to do not what we are
forced to do, but what we
love to do.
If you love what you do, you release your
diving creativity. Continuous creative activity and the joy of achievement
is a great source of happiness...
Turning Your Passion Into a Great Business
If you live your passion and
create great value for others, then the profits will follow.
Happiness is not about life-business
balance, it's about
Great business requires heart and dedication.
If you think your passion or hobby has potential as a business, ask
yourself, "Is this something I really enjoy doing and can sustain? What is
it about my offerings that are unique or hard to find? Is this something
people really want? How could I find it out?"...
The Value of Passion for Business
It has long been said that "What you enjoy, you
do well". The crucial difference between a successful businessman and a poor
one is that the former loves the work of business management and the latter
The value of passion for business has been
widely recognized. Passion is the key to you succeeding. Many innovation
centers, companies large and small have started shifting their management
practices to accommodate or support knowledge work and help their people
express passion of their own.2
Innovation is actually a very
Innovation is about
do what you love to do, and
love your customers
Knight, the Founder of Nike
Volumes have been written on the passion of
Philip Knight, the founder of Nike, and his
reinvention" of his
entrepreneurially minded business. His unrelenting, focused energy built
Nike into the most recognized brand in the world...
Silicon Valley leaders recognized the value of passion and continually
try to evoke, rather than mute, people passions. Once evoked, the passion is
tough to control. It can result in a series of twenty-hours workdays,
fun and pranks. The
passion to go well beyond the extra mile is what drives people to create
insanely great products and services...
one of the most successful
entrepreneurs. His success story is legendary. Put up for adoption at an early
age, dropped out of college after 6 months, slept on friends floors, returned
coke bottles for 5 cent deposits to buy food, then went on to start Apple
Computers and Pixar Animation Studios.
"Find your true passion and do what you love to do," says Steve Jobs. "Sometimes
life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the
only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find
what you love. And that is as true for your work as it
is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and
the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And
the only way to do great work is to
love what you do...
Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic,
made the rule "What you enjoy, you do well" his guide. If you like your work
to the point that you think it is your natural calling, you'll be
and flexible, confident in making decisions and
acting on them, and
successful as you move toward
your goals. If, on the other hand, you think
management is a worthwhile occupation but are only in the job for wanting
something better to do, it will be difficult for you to become successful in
Tiger Woods' willingness to win is unparalleled
in sports. His strong desire to win is a huge factor in what has propelled
him to incredible success. Tiger Woods called his love for golf an
'obsessions', an 'addiction'.
"Our leaders have done every kind of
strategic planning in the book,
facilitated by the best business school professors and management gurus.
They don't need another
and the last thing they need is another stakeholder analysis! What the
company's leaders need most is
emotionally engaged with their own passion and their dreams with each
other and with the strategy," said a top
Unilever manager when the
team began to design a program to help the company become more
enterprising and competitive industry leader.3 ...
10 Roles of an Inspirational Leader
inspiring vision and
launch a crusade.
leader, you must envision
the future, passionately believe that you can
make a difference, and
inspire people to achieve more than they may ever have dreamed possible.
You must see a changed world beyond the time horizon, create an
ideal and unique image of what it could become, open your followers'
eyes and lift their spirits. You must believe that your dreams can
become reality and, through
get people to see exciting
opportunities and possibilities for the
future. People change and unlock their inner power when they are
emotionally engaged and