Building a business around something you have deep passion for will be one of the main reasons you will succeed. It is what will get you through the tough times, past the road blocks, and over the barriers. Passion gives you superhuman strength and unlimited energy.
As Steve Jobs put it, “The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
I dedicate an entire chapter in Entrepreneurial Leap to providing stories and tips that will help you discover your purpose. Wouldn’t you rather spend the next ten years working toward something you are passionate about?
Take a few minutes right now to complete the following exercise:
- List your top 3 successes
- List your top 3 failures
- Based on the above lists, what has life prepared you for?
The answer in the third step might shed some light on finding your calling.