If you’ve made the leap to go into business for yourself or are already in the midst of your entrepreneurial journey, I hope you chose something your passion is about. No, I don’t mean something that you have a little bit of interest in. I don’t mean something that your parents told you that you should pursue. Something that you have a deep passion for and truly enjoy. If you lack passion, your results will suffer, it’s that simple.
Why Entrepreneurs Need Passion To Find Success
Passion, as defined by Webster’s dictionary, is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. However, I see it as even more than that. I see it as a burning desire that comes from within, beyond just being “excited.” Allow me to explain. I get excited about going out with my friends or spending time with my family. I get excited when I am super hungry and dinner gets served! Excitement is something that I encounter a lot. And while being excited and enthusiastic about your business is definitely a great start, in my opinion, you need to kick it up another notch. You need to have a special feeling that gets you going like nothing else can. So, what’s your passion?
Maybe your passion is art? Music? Movies? Is it children or helping others? Chances are, whatever your passion is, someone is running a business as it relates to that passion, and you can too.
Why am I stressing about having a passion as an entrepreneur in order to achieve great levels of business success? Well, because entrepreneurship is hard. And if someone tries to tell you otherwise they don’t know what they are talking about. Don’t you think if building a business was easy, everybody would do it? I’m sure a lot of people wouldn’t mind being their own boss and marching to the beat of their own drum. While some people aren’t even willing to take the risk of going into business, some others do it without being at all passionate about their chosen venture. That’s where the problems start.
You see, what happens when things get tough? If you’re not passionate about something, you probably don’t love doing it very much. If you don’t enjoy something much, why are you going to keep doing it when things get tough. And they will get tough at some point. Are you going to just quit? Again, building a business is difficult and not for the weak. By having a burning passion for what you are trying to achieve, you will have the ability to overcome the adversity you encounter on your journey towards success. The bad days aren’t so bad when you love doing what you are doing. That makes sense, right? That is why passion is a necessary piece of the puzzle for massive success.
Passion can be developed. You don’t necessarily always love something immediately, you may grow a fondness for it over time. This can be good news for many people already in business. For aspiring entrepreneurs? Choose your passion over anything else, because it can take you places you may not even be able to imagine.
In the words of one of the most famous entrepreneurs, “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” –Oprah Winfrey
And she isn’t kidding, passion is so powerful it can be the driving force behind your vehicle to incredible success.
Passion is power.