“Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.”– – A. R. Rahman
You may have heard the message on the quote above at one time or another in your life. It teaches us that if we want to be successful in life, we have to pull all our efforts and follow our passions. In fact, the most successful people in this world are truly passionate about what they do. Most successful businesses sprouted from the CEO’s hobby, dream, or passion. We all dream of doing something that we love and earn a living out of it.
However, all is easier said than done. In the modern world, talking about passion seems vague. When you ask the millennials what they love to do in life, the answer might be pretty simple to them. However, if you ask them if they’ve taken any actions to pursue their passion, the chances are high that they can’t give you a concrete answer. Why? It’s because they don’t have that firm determination and commitment to pursue and realize their dream.
Here are three tips to help you fill the gap between your passion and success.
Consistency is the Key
We’ve often heard that someone is able to create a masterpiece because an incredible idea came to him. We love to do things when we’re hit by inspiration because we feel the best when we’re in the mood to do be passionate. However, have you ever thought what would happen if you’re not inspired? What if you’re tired and exhausted the moment you arrive at home? What would you do?
We can imagine you saying somewhere along the line “it’s okay, I can do this tomorrow,” right? While that is good, the truth is it won’t help you in the long term. The main reason why successful people made it in life is that they were consistent. Relying on inspiration or motivation to do your passion is nothing but an illusion. Relying on pure inspiration is not enough as it will get you nowhere.
If you want to be successful in life, you need to be consistent. You need to keep doing your passion no matter what you’re feeling. If you learn to do your passion despite the good or bad times, you’ll be one step closer to achieving your dream.
What You Do Should Connect to The World
You might think that your passion is weird and that you’re the only one who can relate to it. The truth is, there is always someone who can relate to you. Your passion should also connect to the world. When you’re doing something you love one day, you’ll realize that you have a message that you’ll want to convey to the world.
If you haven’t found that message yet, then that may be the reason why there’s a gap between your passion and success. We recommend that you take some time and have a heart-to-heart talk with yourself and answer the following questions:
- What do you want to achieve with your passion?
- What message do you want to relay to other people?
- Do you wish to inspire people and be a role model to others?
- Do you want mind-like people to achieve what you’ve achieved?
When you answer these questions, you’ll be more than inspired to pursue your passion and work hard for it. By answering the questions, you will realize that you’re not only achieving your dream for yourself but also to influence others and change the world in your own little ways towards a better place.
Lastly, Just Start NOW!
No matter how inspired, equipped, or talented you are, none of that matters if you just won’t take the first step. You might keep on procrastinating, but your passion will always remain a dream if you don’t take action now. If tomorrow is your last day on earth, how frustrating would it be to find out that you don’t have any more time to do what you love? Remember that time is one commodity that we cannot undo in this world. If you’ve lost your chance, there’s no turning back. If you don’t want regrets in life, get into action now!