You are going to be a failure if you just have talent and passion. It takes more to be successful in life.
The Passion Trap
1. Passion convinces you that you have a good idea.
2. Passion gives you energy to work very hard.
3. Passion stops you from quitting.
4. Passion ruins the lives of people without talent.
People with tons of passion will work all the way until absolute failure. That is very noble, but also really stupid if you don’t have talent.
The Talent Trap
1. Talent convinces you that you are better than you are.
2. Talent makes you lazy.
3. Talent makes you a quitter.
4. Talent ruins the lives of people without passion.
People with tons of talent will work as little as possible to avoid hard work. That is really smart, but will never allow you to reach your full potential.
Success is not about your talent or passion.
Success is about the lack of talent and the great passion of the other people. Failures focus only on their own talents and passions.
Your ability to step into the gap of the weakness of other’s will determine your level of success.
The passion of the people you hope to serve will determine whether or not you succeed.
What if Elvis or Michael Jackson were trying to make it today?
Elvis was The King of Rock and Roll. Michael Jackson was the Prince of Pop.
There is no denying that they both still have a very strong brand.
But what would happen if they were trying to make their rise to fame today? Would our society accept their type of talent?
Think of it another way, would the society of the 1950’s send Kim Kardashian to fame? I’ll let you explore that thought in the comments below.
So What is the Secret to Success?
The secret of success is in your head. That’s it. You decide the following things, and you will know when you are winning.
1. Write down what you are passionate about: Money? Power? Love?
2. Figure out your talent.
3. Who will support you in that talent?
4. How will you ignite their passion?
If you can figure out these simple things, then you can live the life that you deserve.
By the way, I am a person that lives this life. Here is an interesting fact:
God allows me to serve a small group of highly motivated business owners, and they value my talents and passions. It doesn’t take 1000’s of people to get excited about you to make it work. A very small, very loyal group will do just fine.