There’s a Pacific Ocean-sized of a difference between being ready to be successful and wanting to be successful.
“Success” is the sugar-coated version of “responsibility.” Everybody likes success but not responsibility. That’s why if you become successful before your heart becomes ready, your success, which is a responsibility, will turn into stress.
Do you still remember this conversation when you were a kid?
Parent: Anak, ano gusto mo maging paglaki mo?
You: Gusto ko pong maging businessman.
You: Para makatulong sa mahihirap.
Is that still the reason why you want to be successful?
Is your longing for success only flows TO or THROUGH you? Ah, those two prepositions make a lot of difference.
My companies are experiencing a new level of success now. Can I tell you that it’s getting harder as success becomes bigger?
So if you’re one of the few who read my boring, lengthy, and serious posts, ask this to yourself, “What’s the foundation of my thirst for success?”
If the foundation of your desire for success is bigger than yourself, you will do your job whether you feel like doing it or you don’t. You will persevere whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or not. You will get up even when the first thing you’d like to do when you wake up is to go back to sleep. Different feelings, same purpose.
This is the very reason why I am so passionate about telling you that following your passion is the reverse of what you got to do if you are to pursue success. Follow your purpose instead and train your passion to work around your purpose. So that whether you feel it or you don’t, it’s going to be the same purpose.
What motivates you to succeed? Tell me in the comments below.
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