Success Thought of the Day – 7/12/18: Stop Wishing and Just Do It

 

If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. - Wanda Sykes

If there was a role available for Chief Passion Officer, I would take it, hands down.  While I have several passions such as music, innovation and helping others reach their potential, without a doubt, that last one is my greatest.  Helping a person reach that point of feeling empowered to stop wishing and just do it, does it for me!

Why is chasing passion so important?

From a creation perspective, as human beings, we acknowledge that each of the more than 7 billion humans on the planet has unique fingerprints.  So, in that same vein, I’d like to submit we are created with a unique purpose to fulfill, which drives our passion.

From a psychological perspective, Brian Schwartz has suggested that “A consuming passion is the last thing you think about before you go to bed at night and the first thing you think about when you wake up.

Scientifically, the passioncentre has been compiling various forms of data.  Some key observations included that feeling a sense of purpose is worth seven years of extended life expectancy and that  Angela Duckworth‘s, Grit (The power of passion and perseverance) showed that this combination was a higher and more consistent indicator of success than talent or skill.

Take-Away Item – Just Do It

Take the time to write down your passion(s).  If you know what they are, but they have been buried by this journey called life, excavate them and get reacquainted.  Lastly, consider how you just do it.  That doesn’t have to mean a dramatic switch, it could mean integration, after work hours, weekends, etc.   Be creative in stabling the chase of how you just do it.

Have a great day.

 


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