Passion Vs Goals
Posted by: andrew william, 24-Apr-2010
We have heard it so many times that we should set goals in order to achieve what we want. Recently I was reading a magazine where the former Miss Malaysia who is now involved in social work and having set up a teaching centre for the refugee kids said, she does not set goals cause she has no discipline to follow it, she just does not procrastinate what she is doing.
I have also once heard from a study of some of the top students in a reputable college. Before graduation, they recorded the number of students who set goals to be a millionaire and the numbers that did not set any goals. After 20 years they were astonished to find that the group that set no goals, more than half of them became millionaires and the ones who set goals , none of them became millionaires.
What is your passion?
I have understood from these two observations and many others of financially successful people and the ones who are not, I have come to the understanding that we are all already successful. The money we make does not measure our success. We have been designed by God to succeed.
What then is our vocation that will help us realize our full potential and maybe make us a few millions along the way? The key is Passion.
When a person is passionate, he or she will go all out to do that thing out of love for it and need not set time or goals to achieve something out of it. The fact that you are doing it is already a goal in itself.
Take for example photography, how many amateur photography work have we seen that has won prizes, some of them have taken it as a full time work and have become financially successful.
When your goal is making money, when the going gets tough, you might quit, but if you are passionate about something, nothing will hinder you from you doing what you love.
I am not asking you to give up your job now and pursue your lost passion. Take your passion as a hobby first, see the creativity that God has put in you to flourish.
What is your dream or passion that was shelved aside because your parents were aginst it, or others discouraged you or you were overwhelmed with responsibilities that you have put it aside?
Is it a dream to build model cars and planes? A hobby to
experiment on designing something? Photography? Learning a musical instrument? decoration? A particular vocation that you love? Mountain climbing?
As long as there is breath in your lungs and strength in your arms and legs, go for it, don't let age or anything set you back on your dreams.
You have one shot at life, live it to the full.