Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Complacency - where is the passion?

I am 2 days in to my 'just do it'  campaign for better or worse.  The thought is that I will act on my thoughts to create the opportunities I typically just over analyze but never get around to finishing.  So how is it going?  Well, that is a loaded question.

Thus far, I have started to develop two projects however, I once again find myself searching for the easy way out.  This is when it dawned on me that perhaps I typically take the easy way out instead of fighting through the pain to get to the end result.  This is an interesting thought.   Is it a lack of necessity that keeps me from completing things I start or is it a lack of desire?

It was at this point that I thought hmm, maybe it is not so much a lack of desire but rather a lack of passion.  When one is passionate about what he/she the shear enjoyment of performing the task or working on the project is enough to keep you engaged.   When one is passionate about what they are doing they block out the critics and focus only on the task at hand, not the roadblocks they encounter.

I leave you with this thought:  There are two things that we are all capable of which differentiates us as individuals.  Those two things are confidence and authenticity.   You do not have to be the best to be successful you do however have to be confident.  (Don't go over board, arrogance is never good!).  Secondly, if you are true to your core beliefs and true to yourself about who you are it will set you apart from others.   Confidence helps breed success, as success grows remember to be authentic.

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