How often does opportunity strike? Is it a once in a lifetime proposition. Is it your only hope for starting a business before it’s gone forever? Or is it something that comes again and again waiting for you to be ready for it?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Sit around and procrastinate and watch as success sweeps over you? Well it is and it’s not quite what I’m saying with this post. What I’m talking about is a way to figure out what you feel passionate about, and how to incorporate more of that into your business.
Sometimes when we don’t succeed it’s because we prevented our success in advance. We convince ourselves that the things we might try will fail before we ever try them. We limit our chance of succeeding due to preconceived ideas that something won’t work.
The advice to follow your passion is something you’ve no doubt heard before. It’s advice I strongly believe in for a variety of reasons. However, what happens if you don’t know what your passion is? It’s kind of hard to follow in that case. If you’re unsure where your passion lies here are some thoughts for finding it.
Earlier in the week, way, way back when it was still 2012 I looked at the goals I set for the old year and reflected on whether or not I was successful in completing them. Today it’s time to set some goals for the year ahead. I’m being ambitious this year, which will probably have me eating some crow at year’s end. Wish me a bit of luck or be entertained by the failings of another.