Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished.

Few days back I had a conversation with my friend.And the topic revolved around doing what you live.I'm reluctantly but forcibly reminded that
the saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.It's well informed by most of us but completely ignored.

We shall bestow a little attention upon what Steve Jobs had said.Steve summarised the importance of this creative and passion period in his life to a group of hopeful Stanford graduates in 2005:

"I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Passion is not a topic taught in M.B.A. classes, because it’s not quantifiable—it doesn’t fit easily into an Excel grid. Yet, Steve Jobs has repeatedly told us the secret to his success: do what you love.

And thus we are led on then to further question.How many of us live up to our strength, to our passion and to what we love. Do we decide our life.

As Dale Carnegie taught so many years ago, refrain from the three Cs: complaining, criticizing, and condemning. They rob our time and also drag us down into a spiral of negativity. The messages they send to the subconscious mind inhibit our success. By eliminating complaining, criticizing, and condemning, we become more positive. On the mental level, positive attracts positive, and negative attracts negative. Positive thoughts help attract more positive experiences into our lives. This begins an upward spiral. As we begin to see things in a more positive way, we become more positive. As we become more positive, we increase our potential for success.