Long before I developed a passion for success, I had a passion to make a great income and create personal wealth. Many in my profession would not say that out loud because the success cliche of the last few decades has been, “Do what you love and the money will come.” Heck, it is a cliche I use and believe. I also have enough personal and professional examples that suggest you can do what you love your whole life, and end up broke and brokenhearted.
Then I heard a segment of TED Radio Hour on NPR. One piece was from Mike Rowe, the creator of the long-running reality television show, Dirty Jobs. Mike said a line that has moved me to a state of real understanding and clarity, and represents what I have come to believe about passion and success — and I paraphrase — “Don’t wait around looking for your passion, just make sure your passion follows you to all the work you do.”
As I begin this week I feel confident I finally understand the original cliche. As long as I do everything with my true passion, the money will come.
Just as a bonus, check out this article from one of my favorite magazines, The Intelligent Optimist. Happy equals greater heart health.
Passion, money, health…three parts of life success. There are more, but three is a good place to start the week.
Dr. Success Challenge: Moment by moment remember to remember: make sure your passion follows you in all you do this week.