Saturday, March 19, 2011
the way you do the things you do
Don’t be thinking I am doing a rendition of UB40' hit. No. I and I only sing for church. Excuse me very much.
I am only telling you how you do the things you do and how it reflects on how you get the things you get. I found it interesting that people in all spheres of life can be loaded and their very neighbors broke. How now? What happened to sharing?
I thought all bankers were filthy rich,all doctors smell of money and all business people are actually money itself. Then I found out. Not so.
You see,it all depends on what you do and how you do it. It was a long time ago when I attended secondary school and even then on UTV there was this singer,in military fatigues,yes that one.Who we loved watching. We almost dedicated his songs in letters.He was big. You know.On TV. Fast forward to 2010 and I meet that same guy in town,vending his own CDs. What went wrong? Could it be he lost the spark sometime during the journey?
I tend to think that passion brings out the best in us and even if don't want the money,it comes nonetheless. Let’s take examples. The musicians who make it are not just those who sing best. No may dear,but those whose passion goes beyond them to the entire industry and they grow with it. The lawyers who know the law more are not the ones who get ahead ,except if you mean in research,but those whose passion makes them creative ans the move from collecting knowledge to almost artistic application.
You will find Accountants who are filthy rich and poor accountants too,and the story goes on in all professions,including banking.
Now,You have an idea and you want to make it big.How do you know how far you will go?Will you sacrifice all you have to give it your all? Would you sacrifice everything, and I mean everything to make your idea work? Even when everyone believes you are bound to fail,will you stick it out? You are on the road, Keep on with passion and energy and just don't let failure be an option. Take a look around and observe the successful business people around us. They are those who are passionate about disease.In the sense that they will do whatever they can do study analyze and just eliminate disease.They don't see negativity and death when you talk disease they see break through in saving life and real possibilities. So they build hospitals and excel at human treatment. They are those who are passionate abut dirt,and rubbish,and wherever they see a new building in the skyline,they see toilets and they see dirt and they see money so they bid to clean and make life better and they mint money with passion. What is your passion?
Sports? Farming? Painting or teaching? Note to reader,if you do not enjoy what you do,let it go,find something worthwhile for you time. Chances are you are cheating yourself and your colleagues too.That's where excuses come from. Quit and find your passion. Figure out how to drive it and get whatever you want.
WHAT IS A PASSION any way?
First, I’ll say what passion is NOT. A passion is NOT someone else's idea of what you should be doing. Even though you can and will use other people's observations about your talents and strengths in figuring out your passion, the final choice should be something that you decide is important to you. A passion cannot be an obligation or someone else's vision for you. It must be yours and yours alone. Here are some of the qualities of a passion.
A passion is something that often comes naturally to you.It 's raw. You are home doing what you love. You feel fulfilled.It interests you and it fulfills a need.
When you meet a passionate person, you know right away,the live and eat and breathe their passion.Ralph Waldo Emerson put sit succinctly;
"Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
For an entrepreneur,passion will see you through the hard times when you meet mountains fro problems and during the days of boredom when a snails moves faster than your progress.And because you are the spark from which others catch the fire,working without passion is losing the war before the first battle begins.