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Have the courage to follow your heart

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found what you love to do, keep searching – deep, long, and hard. Don’t ever accept less than you deserve.

Explore your likes and dislikes. Understand the things that you are good at. Then start exploring ideas and opportunities around these factors. What would you really like to do and what you are really good at doing? This is a great way to start.

I doubt that there are any successful people who would eliminate, ‘love what you do’ or ‘do what you love’ from their list of top key success factors.Loving what you do will allow you to never work another day in your life. It enables you to persist during those trying times and it gives you an energised and enthusiastic drive from day to day.

If you don’t love what you do, stop and change direction. Most importantly – change it now! Find out what you love to do. Firstly, identify your core competency and then change the playing field to suit that. Spend some time finding out what you would truly love to do, and which area is best for you. You must do what you love and only then will you do it with full commitment.

You must have an abundance of passion for what you’re doing. Rising to the top isn’t an easy road; it’s challenging. As Steve Jobs said, ‘If you don’t love it and are not having fun doing it, you’re going to give up. If you love what you do, you will persevere when it gets tough. It’s hard work filled with stresses and if you don’t love it, you’re going to fail. So, you’ve got to love it and you’ve got to have the passion for what you do.”

Passion is the dictator of success and is one of those intangibles that drives you to succeed. It needs to ooze from every pore. This is what will get you through the tough times and get you to where you want to be.

Pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.

– Maya Angelou

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