Do You Struggle with Your Passion to Succeed?

One of the hardest things in the world is to get paid very well for something you absolutely love to do. Wouldn’t you agree?

The quest for success begins with passion. Somewhere along the way we realize there’s a system we need to follow to bring that passion to market.

Getting the passion and the system to run smoothly together is where many people fail. They either abandon their passion and embrace the system (and become a drone), or they cling to their passion so much that the system gets rejected (think starving artist or angry revolutionary).

This is a classic plight, and it’s something all entrepreneurs, artists, writers, etc. go through. Probably not poets, though 😉

I struggled deeply with this conflict for the first two years of this blog. Many of my posts reflect one’s internal struggles between creativity and art, suspicion of the system, and the fear of selling out.

I’m much better now. I balance my passion with the system and everything seems to be working just fine. I feel better and know I’m headed towards realizing my goals.

The system exists because it works. We can choose to follow it or not. By choosing to follow it, we’re simply validating our intent to succeed.

It’s that simple. Well, it’s that simple once you realize it. That’s the hard part.

This is a subject you cannot ignore. I highly recommend you check out my reviews of Seth Godin’s The Dip and Hugh MacLeod Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity. They are both magnificent books.

Photo by Ezzz.