Saturday, December 8, 2012
Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. [Mark Cuban Excerpt]
In the game of life, the simple fact is that concentrated practice overtime produces effective results. Understanding the fundamental principle that mastering a craft takes time and patience, is quite the burden to most, as we currently live in an impulse world governed by ADHD, OCD, and my favorite “OPP” and any other letters in the alphabet… The enigma is that we live in a society governed by the media and social pressures that continually stray us away from producing effective results.
As Mark Cuban states in the excerpt below, “When you are good at something, passionate and work even harder to excel and be the best at it, good things happen.”
To those whom have the mental discipline to master a craft, I commend you. To those whom are weak and have folded to the pressures of society, please move out of the way of those whom are trying. The world is yours…. Vereour Nusquam
An excerpt from Mark Cuban’s Blog “Blog Maverick” … (Source)
I hear it all the time from people. “I’m passionate about it.” “I’m not going to quit, It’s my passion”. Or I hear it as advice to students and others “Follow your passion”.
What a bunch of BS. ”Follow Your Passion” is easily the worst advice you could ever give or get.
Why ? Because everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than 1 thing. We are born with it. There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing. That we really really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren’t worth a nickel.
Think about all the things you have been passionate about in your life. Think about all those passions that you considered making a career out of or building a company around. How many were/are there ? Why did you bounce from one to another ? Why were you not able to make a career or business out of any of those passions ? Or if you have been able to have some success, what was the key to the success.? Was it the passion or the effort you put in to your job or company ?
If you really want to know where you destiny lies, look at where you apply your time.
Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you .
Let me make this as clear as possible
1. When you work hard at something you become good at it.
2. When you become good at doing something, you will enjoy it more.
3. When you enjoy doing something, there is a very good chance you will become passionate or more passionate about it
4. When you are good at something, passionate and work even harder to excel and be the best at it, good things happen.
Don’t follow your passions, follow your effort. It will lead you to your passions and to success, however you define it.
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