Success Tip #6 for 2007: Do What You Love

January 5, 2007

Now for the last success tip for 2007: Do What You Love!

This is probably the most valuable success tip I can give to anyone.

I believe all of us have our own interests and passions, and it’s a waste not to pursue them.

In life, we’re often told to do this and told to do that by our parents or elders. As a result, we’re often shaped according to other’s beliefs and expectations. So many people are forced to give up their passions because of other external factors and I feel that it is very saddening.

People who have dreams to pursue non-academic interests will definitely face discouragement since young. And I think that it’s truly a pity that they simply allow their talents to go to waste.

In fact, careers are often chosen not based on interests but rather based on the salary. If you were to ask around, many will tell you that they have absolute no interest in the industry they are in. Rather, many are simply lured by the money.

It’s sad to know that so many people are wasting 40-50 hours of their time per week doing things that they do not love. No doubt, you may be able to reap some rewards from the income you earn. However, if you were to waste 40-50 hours in suffering, then wouldn’t the time lost more than cancel out the benefits gained from the high salary?

I strongly feel that one will only be motivated to do something if they are truly passionate about it. If you simply have no interest in what you doing, it can be really tiring and chances are, you are going to give up soon.

Hence, when choosing your career, be sure to choose one that you have an absolute interest in. On the contrary, people often just head straight into the industry that have the highest demand.

However, they fail to remember that industry demands and trends fluctuate. Today, the industry you’re in may be in hot demand. But years later, perhaps due to technological advancement or other factors, your industry can easily downgrade to a sunset industry.

And if you happen to be in that particular industry purely for the false illusion of it’s ‘hot prospects’, what are you going to do? You’re stuck forever in your area of expertise and will find it hard to venture into other industries if you area of knowledge is highly specialized.

Thus, we should instead seek a career in what we love.

Because, the key is not choosing the industry that is the most profitable that will determine your success. But rather, it’s where you stand in your industry. In any industry, there is the rare minority who establish themselves way above the rest. And there’s also the majority who barely make ends meet.

So instead of searching so hard for the industry that can bring you the greatest amount of wealth, think of how you can be the best in the industry that you are passionate about.

You can be successful in ANY industry as long as you’re passionate and willing to put in the hard work. And I believe that all successful individuals have one thing in common. That is they love what they do.

Take a look at the wealthiest individuals in the world today. These people have accumulated so much wealth for themselves that money is simply not going to motivate them further. But rather, it’s their intense passion for what they are doing that keeps them continue to work.

Warren Buffet, the 2nd richest man in the world, has already pledged the bulk of his $42 billion fortune to charity. However, he still continues in his investments. Simply because he’s absolutely passionate about investing.

Now if you have often thought that successful people are simply more disciplined and motivated, you are wrong. The reason why they are able to have such a strong motivatinf and driving factor in them is because they absolutely love what they do.

When you are truly passionate about what you do, your motivation is automatic. You do not need others to remind you what to do. And you will not complain about working hard. Because when you are doing something you love, you will not see it as work. Rather you see it as play and you will enjoy doing it.

And also, in order to be successful in your industry, you must have the motivation to constantly upgrade and improve yourselves. Without the passion, you will surely burn out and give up.

Hence, start identifying your passion and do not be afraid to pursue it!

With that, we’ve come to the end of my success tips series.

I shall now move on to focus on more online money making techniques.

And to add on to what I said earlier, the reason why I’ve decided to concentrate on online income streams is because it allows me to follow my passions and convert it to streams of income at the same time.

I shall elaborate more on how you can follow your passions and build successful online businesses in the future posts so stay tuned!

Comments

4 Responses to “Success Tip #6 for 2007: Do What You Love”

  1. Rachel on January 7th, 2007 3:44 pm

    i guess this msg is really for me..

    i jus downloaded ur ebook calvin and i must say im really impressed.. i’ve always wanted to set up an online business selling my handicrafts but my mother has always ask me to stop dreaming..

    so sadly, i’ve never dared to follow my dreams.. and you’re right abt saying when you absolutely love wat u do, u will naturally find e motivation to do it..

    cos i know i’m lazy when it comes to studies but as for doing handicrafts, even if it’s 2am in the morning i still have the energy to do it..

    i’m really interested to find out more on how i can go abt setting up my online biz and i really hope u can help me.

    thks!
    Rachel

  2. Weixiong on January 7th, 2007 4:42 pm

    Hi Calvin

    Both hands up for agreeing about always having the passion to do pursue the dreams and do what you wanna do! It sure beats going through the motion of doing things monotonously without the liking for it.

    Just wanna share something from tuedays with Morrie. I guess it’s important to note that one is never too old nor too late to choose the things he enjoys. DO not think that you have missed the windows of opportunity, i guess if you ar etruly passionate about something, you should always take the first step to try. Think Morrie, who at an age of 82 was still hitting the dance floors, despite all the weird stares and jeering from his peers

    Calvin, I am indeed impressed and do appluad you for putting your words into actin after countless business plans discussions! I wish you all the best!

    God Bless!

    Regards
    Weixiong

  3. Calvin on January 8th, 2007 9:36 am

    Hi Rachel,

    For starters, be sure to read thoroughly the eBook which you have downloaded as I’ve provided many useful resources that can help you get started.

    I’m glad that you are willing to make the effort to pursue your dreams and I believe these dreams will keep us highly motivated and going strong.

    Feel free to email me at calvin@calvinwoon.com as it will be easier to discuss over emails.

    Dare to dream and you will achieve them one day!

  4. Calvin on January 8th, 2007 3:53 pm

    Hi Weixiong!

    Thanks for sharing the Tuesday With Morrie’s story! It is truly one of the most touching book I’ve ever read and is really one good book I would recommend! I cried after reading it by the way..

    Anyway thanks for your well wishes! I do hope that everyone will also learn from Morrie and break out of their comfort zone to pursue their passions and dreams!

    See ya soon!

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