I have come to understand through the many experiences of my life that it is only when you are passionate about something that your good qualities begin to show themselves.
When your passions keep you awake at night and force you to strive to do better every day, you can accomplish great things. We are what we believe we are, in the end; or, as Earl Nightingale put it, “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.”
This means that no matter your age or what your previous experiences, you can do anything you decide to do when you set your mind to it. If you have the drive and the passion to accomplish something, it can be done. You are empowered to set your goals and achieve them by the things you really care about. It really is all in the mind, and what you think about and believe you can do, you will eventually do.
What does this mean in practical terms? It means that if you want to do something, you have to be passionate about doing it. In fact, if you are not passionate about it, I would advise you to try something else, because there is a good chance you will fail if your heart is not in it. Failure, like success, is self-perpetuating. When you give a halfhearted attempt at something and fail, you are teaching yourself that you cannot accomplish your goals.
However, when you put your heart and soul into something and succeed, you are teaching yourself that you can accomplish great things! Success is its own reward, so when you do something successfully, you are more likely to do it again. Once you become successful many times, you get into the habit of succeeding. This habit generates even more success!
Remember, what you set your mind to become, you will become, and what you set your heart on accomplishing you will accomplish. When you utilize the power of positive thinking, you will be more successful and will accomplish greater things than you ever thought possible!