Passion & Success:
Success and failure are two interwoven threads that make up the fabric of life. It is impossible to succeed without failing and it is impossible to fail without aiming to succeed. Success and failure are two faces of the same coin; one cannot exist without the other. If failure is such an integral part of life, then what makes it easier to handle failures?
It is said that real failure is when you quit. As long as one is striving, there is always a possibility of success. So in this sense failure is simply the moment when one decides to quit. There should be something integral in the attitude of an individual that makes him accept failure as a part of life and keep striving; the differentiating integral factor is passion.
When an individual is passionate about doing or achieving something, failure is simply a minor distraction. When your vision is absolutely crystal clear and you are passionate about achieving it, then failures simply become stepping stones to move on.
Most people fail not because they are uniquely disadvantaged with failure; they fail because they didn’t have enough passion to pursue a certain path to its completion, irrespective of multiple failures. If we do not accept failure as a part of life and invest our passions in what we are doing, we will always be intimidated by failures.
There is no other bigger differentiating factor between two individuals pursuing a certain path other than passion. Passion is the most important invisible force that shapes a life. It is passion that helps us to solve problems and think creatively. It is passion that gives us the strength to jump over obstacles. It is only passion that can keep us going on a longer run.
Without passion, you can achieve some momentary success just as a matter of luck. But without a burning passion to do something, you will never be able to sustain yourself on a longer run. Success is not a sprint, it is a marathon and passion is the fuel that can keep you going.
Invest in a long term approach where you are motivated and passionate about achieving something. Spend as much time as possible in revisiting your passion and keeping it alive. One of the most difficult things to do is maintaining the same level of energy and enthusiasm even after repeated failures.
There is no rocket science to success. The formula is very simple. Passion multiplied by effort is equal to success. The more the passion, the lesser is the effort needed to succeed. When passion and effort come together, then success is an absolute certainty.