Monday, July 18, 2011

Passion - The Key to Achievement

By Fran Tellor

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No matter what you want to achieve in life the surest way to succeed is to have a passion for it. When your heart rules, your head will follow. This is true in just about any new endeavor in any field, whether it be business or play.

Passion rules. But alongside passion, sits optimism and knowing what you want. When you have that fervor inside and you can see the final result in your mind, your optimism will make you creative in setting guidelines to reach your goal.

Look at the professionals in any sport. Basketball's Shaquille O'Neal has a definite passion for his sport and has become one of the leading stars in the NBA today. His skill was only attained because he had the passion to follow his heart and an optimistic attitude to be the best in his field.

Bill Gates is another example of how passion was set in motion. His emotional attachment to his vision made him the business magnate he is today with Microsoft. And so it goes with successful people. Their sheer optimistic desire fires them on to be the best they can.

Now, we may not have visions of such magnitude, but don't you have some passions that you haven't yet acted on? In your heart have you wanted to learn to paint, be creative with arts and crafts, or learn to play a musical instrument? Some people go to plays and think, "I wish I'd done some acting when I had the chance in high school. If I were up on that stage, I'd probably be good at it and I'd have a blast." Well, what's holding you back? Do you have a hidden passion for these sort of things?

How about learning to dance? Have you ever tried tap, jazz, or clogging? There are free online clogging lessons available for you to learn the basic dance steps at home at your own pace to fire up that desire you have to learn to dance. You may even want to learn with a friend and be accountable to each other. Double the desire, double the fun.

No matter what your passion, follow your heart and your head will follow. Until you give it a try, you don't know how far that "fever" can take you. Be optimistic and your creativity will flow. Go follow your passions. Yes you can. Go. Do. Enjoy.