I have been reading books and listening to disc programs in my car on how to set goals, how to reach your goals, how do decide your goals, how to be successful, etc., and the overall message I get is that you have to be passionate about your goal in order to achieve it..
I understand the process of writing them down, and taking action on them every day.......but there should be a precursor to these programs that answers the question......
What if you don't have a passion? How do you get passionate about something, anything?
For example, I enjoy playing the guitar, I enjoy making hunting bows, traditional longbows, and fiberglass recurve bows, I enjoy brewing beer, and wine, I enjoy fishing, hunting, and camping.......I enjoy all of those things, but not one of them is something that I can be 100% passionate about.
I think my mindset is that I enjoy all of these things when I have time to do them, which is after work, and after family, and after household chores, which doesn't leave much time to spend on these things. Without spending much time on them, I would never be able to consider myself an expert on any of them.
How do you become successful in business without a passion for the areas you have experience in? Is it even possible?
For those who never had a burning desire to do just one thing for the rest of your life, have you reached the level of success you desire?
Every goal setting plan that I have come across has started AFTER you have decided on your passion, and never addresses the question of 'what if there is none?'
I know I will get some responses that say 'get out of IM if you don't have passion'.....well I am not really in it anymore as the passion has gone. The question is how to get it, or get it back?
Sorry for the overuse of the word 'passion'