There are times in life when you just wonder how much of yourself should you change to survive in this world?? We often try to be someone in order to get a person's attention, or to simply be noticed.
One of the mantras we hear for being successful in today's world is to Be different. I am not denying that, but it just has to be natural. Everyone is different, and everyone has a special talent. But having to exhibit that talent is not about doing things differently; it should be about following your heart and being passionate.
I believe the reason we are all blessed with talents is to help one another; especially during times of pain. When you do something which is your core competency, you tend to succeed. This is known to us. But why is it that success so difficult to retain? Why is it that if you follow your heart you are being criticised of being emotional and not practical? As always, I wore my wonder cap and wondered.
Winning will follow you :
Success is subjective. What is success to you is probably failure to another, but what is not subjective is winning. A winner clearly exhibits something out of the ordinary. He/she does something passionately, and not just differently. The success quotient scores as long as you hold on to your passion to do what you love. Winning will then willingly follow.
Passion and pressure :
When your passion does not yield results, your patience is tested. As a result of which you face a foe by name pressure. Having pressure in any form will slow you down and create a space where you stop evolving. When the pressure to do something different creeps in, you begin to succumb to it. Remember, passion with patience is the way to success while pressure puts you off course. It will dilute your focus, and you will begin to lose sight of why you started doing something in the first place.
Be yourself :
You have been created/evolved in a special way, and you possess way more talents than you think of. Explore and create to identify yourself that will take you to new horizons and maybe even a better life.
Suddenly, if you feel like you are running fast, stop for a second and take stock of where you are. You might be at any stage in life, and the realisation can be anything. Investing some time to see if you are on the right track and on the way to where you want to go can be a success by itself. A minor reflection on your journey so far will clearly tell you if passion or pressure drove you until now.
Being passionate is being lucky, successful and loving all at once. Being passionate and creating the difference will automatically happen.
By being passionate, you are being yourself, and by being yourself you are being different, and that will take you leaps and bounds. Let passion drive your life .