If you have ever had any business success training, you may have heard a ton of talk about passion when choosing your career or business. You may also wonder why passion is important. Sure, it’s nice to enjoy what you do, but how does passion for what you’re doing result in overall success?
I personally do not see why this has to be explained, but I feel the need to write about it due to having so many encounters with friends and family who are not happy with their current careers or business decisions.
To understand why a passion for what you are doing is so important lets look at my 3-part business success training equation…
Passion = Fulfillment = Success
Part 1: Passion = Fulfillment
Passion, as defined by Merriam Webster, is “ardent affection, love, a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.”
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Think about what happens when you are doing something you love to do; you’re focused on it, right? Even when things don’t work out like you hope they would, you enjoy the process, learn from your mistakes, and keep trying. It leaves you satisfied. This process is fulfilling.
Part 2: Passion = Success
This part needs to be broken down into 5 smaller parts. When you’re passionate about something – your job, business, or career, many things happen to you…
- You Work Harder — you’re devoted to and invested in the goal and success.
- You Work Smarter — your creative mind is engaged and you’re able to engage in creative problem solving.
- You Are Better Focused — studies have proven that when we enjoy what we do, we’re not easily distracted. Thus, procrastination does not become an issue and we can stay focused for extended periods of time.
- You Tend To Set Bigger Goals — we love to challenge ourselves when we enjoy what we’re doing. For example, if you love running you’re going to set bigger goals, maybe a marathon, for yourself than you will if you detest the sport.
- You Attract Helpful People — People tend to come into your life to help you achieve your goals. People are naturally attracted to others who are passionate about what they’re doing. It’s contagious and we want some of that energy; we want to be part of something positive. When you’re passionate about your business, you’ll draw opportunities that will help you succeed.
Part Three: Fulfillment = Success
You may also, if you’re passionate about your job and are fulfilled by it, define success differently than those who are not fulfilled by their job. You may define success as merely achieving your goals, whereas people who aren’t fulfilled in their jobs, people who don’t feel great passion and satisfaction for what they do, may define success in more material terms. It becomes more about money than achievement and satisfaction.
The Final Equation: Passion = Fulfillment = Success
It’s a beautiful equation, isn’t it? The interesting thing is that it doesn’t work backwards. You don’t often find people who achieve success first and are then fulfilled and passionate about their job. Generally, passion for something evolves into a sense of fulfillment, which creates success.
You can define it however you want, but as you go through life and increase your knowledge through business success training you will come to find that success from a business you’re passionate for and fulfilled by, is the best kind of success.
Recommended Books on Passion and Business Success:
- 6 Secrets to Startup Success: How to Turn Your Entrepreneurial Passion into a Thriving Business
- Passion = Success: How to be the best at your current job – or how to get the job you really want – all starts with the passion in you!
- The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
- Practical Genius: A 5-Step Plan to Turn Your Talent and Passion into Success
- Formula for Success in Business: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur
- Outsourcing Your Ecommerce Order Fulfillment
- How to Live Up to Your Greatest Potential
- Is Your Passion for Work and Business Fizzling Out?
- 10 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs