When the going gets tough

“You need a lot of passion for what you’re doing because it’s so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up.”

– Steve Jobs, Apple CEO

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about passion. It’s probably an overused word, much like ‘hero’, and ‘expert’. What does it really mean?

Wiki defines passion as to suffer and endure, and I think it’s a much more interesting definition than the stereotypical ones of ‘strong emotion’ or ‘sexual desire’.

Are you prepared to suffer and endure to see your dreams come true?

If we’re in it for the long haul, we’ve got to be prepared to put ourselves on the line, to push ourselves beyond what we thought we could and to be ready for longsuffering, complete with unglamorous and thankless tasks.

Hard work. Endurance. Dedication. Love. If you want to be successful and see your dreams realized, you need to get passionate – to suffer and endure.

When the going gets tough
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