Following your passion can be a tough thing… but figuring out what that passion is can be even more elusive.
One of the keys to happiness — as well as productivity and effectiveness at work — is finding work you love, that you’re passionate about. Work you want to do, instead of just have to do.
A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.
How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not creating or doing other important work?
A big part of self-discipline comes from social pressure. This is how people in the military can become very disciplined, particularly in special forces. They don’t want to hold their team back, so they have to do their best.
It turns out passion is not as elusive as we think.
Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves.
A reader recently asked, “How can an achievement-motivated workaholic learn to back off, relax, de-stress, and feel good about doing it? I am too driven!”
We all know that if you’re truly passionate about something, productivity becomes largely irrelevant.
Maintaining an interest in the goals you pursue can improve your work and reduce burnout, according to research from Duke University.
Do you have dreams you want to pursue, but never seem to have the time because of the twin demands of work and family?
We all have days when we’re just not very inspired, when we need passion and creativity breathed into us.
I make a living doing what I love, and doing what you love for a living is fantastic.
Some people claim they work well in a high-stress environment. I’m not one of them.
If you accept a job, a relationship, or a lifestyle that you merely tolerate — but don’t appreciate — you’re putting other concerns ahead of your own happiness.
If you want to make a difference in the world, the single most important thing you can do is consciously and deliberately choose to do work that you are passionate about.
It’s hard to keep yourself going when you don’t feel the same excitement as you did in the beginning.
A survey by the Pew Foundation which found that 71 percent of Americans view small business more favorably than any other institutions, including religious organizations.
“Over the course of five years, I’ve managed to pay off over $35,000 in debt, quit my day job, and go from having nothing saved to fully funding my retirement accounts every year. In the process, I’ve developed a 14-point philosophy.”
I’ve been stuck in a job I hate, and I felt imprisoned, trapped doing work that bored me while following orders of others and helping them achieve their goals.