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Key to Success...Passion

Mortgage and Lending with Capstone Mortgage, Inc.

If you interview a number of really successful people, you will find a common thread to the reason for their success.  That common thread is passion. 

Successful people are driven by passion for their career.  Notice the choice of the word career, not job.  These people do not view their profession as a job, but as a career.  To most, the connotation of the word job is a where they have to go a set number of hours each day to make just enough money to survive.  A job does not evoke passion.

Conversely, successful people feel a real passion for their professions.  They awaken each morning with a sense of excitement about the opportunities that await them.  There is not the feeling of drudgery that many people feel as they head off to their job each day.  They are living their dream.

Passions are those emotions that lift your spirit and make your heart sing.  Passions help to define your purpose in life.  Understanding and acting upon those things in life which you are passionate about creates a synergy that is contagious.  That synergy attracts other successful people and fuels success.  Doors of opportunity are opened to those people with the courage to act on their passions.

Few people ever take the time to really explore their passions.  It is all too easy to get caught up in the daily routine of just making a living.  Pushed aside is the time to do only those things that truly make you feel passionate.  The sad fact is, lack of time or money is not the reason most people do not follow their passions.  They are afraid to step outside their comfort zone.  They are afraid to take a chance on themselves.  Regardless of how unfulfilled their life may be, it is easier to maintain the status quo than to risk following their passions.

What would your life be like if you made the choice to only do those things you are passionate about?  Would you welcome each day?  Would you achievements mean more?  Would your life be enriched?  Would your soul sing?

Take the time to write down what you think you are passionate about.  After you have written them down, spend some time examining them.  Once you have explored the validity of your passions, be willing to step outside your comfort zone and follow them.  Live your dream!


Cathy Glass
Realty Executives Associates - Knoxville, TN
Realtor - Knoxville, Tennessee

A good subject to think about right before the holidays. We can spend some time, here and there, reflecting on what our passions are and how we can align our goals for 2009. Change a few things this year, change a few things the next year and eventually our activities can be mostly in line with our passions. Thank you for reminding us.

Dec 19, 2008 05:57 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Dan, good post, and the timing is great!  Thank you, I think that after taking a beating from the market and the media, we all could use some time to refocus our passion!

Dec 19, 2008 05:59 AM
Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com
KASI Homes - Chino Hills, CA
Real Estate Solutions For Real People

Dan...This is so true! To excel you must have passion. Thanks for the post.

Dec 19, 2008 06:30 AM