Anik Singal Wonders Just how far will you take your passion?
“People with passion can change the world”
This is a popular quote by the now deceased Steve Jobs, and in itself those seven words carry the weight of seven thousand words. You just only need to know how to understand how.
The number one problem a large percentage of the world seems to be facing currently is a deep seated feeling of lack of fulfillment, either in the jobs they find themselves to be doing, or in the quality of life they find themselves living. This can be a tragic situation for a significant amount of people, as there are fewer things more depressing than the feeling of an impending mid-life crisis, one which could have been extremely avoidable.
The impending mid-life crisis
These debilitating feelings of emptiness and a lack of fulfillment are truly terrible crosses to bear, and the first step to finding a way out of the rut is simply by reevaluating your life’s goals, and finding your passion. Renowned author and leading American (with Indian heritage) businessman Anik Singal gives this quote by John Wesley in his book; The Circle of Profit:
“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you.”
All you need to do as a person to find that inner spark and pursue the goals and aspirations you have always nurtured since you were little. The key is finding the balance between your passion and your lifestyle and finding a way to incorporate both of them with such a balance that it can only increase your quality of life, not only by a little, but drastically too.
The difficulty of choice
Choosing to follow your passion always seems like a gamble to many, and it may actually be so in actuality. However in truth, following a passion has never been proven to cause long term dissatisfaction or despair. In fact, it eventually creates a wholesome feeling no matter what the tradeoffs may initially seem like.
It’s easier to make this choice when you realize this simple fact and in truth it even becomes an exciting journey, not only for you, but for the people around you.
If you’re still skeptical, you only need to look at popular examples like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and one of BusinessWeeks Top 3 Young Entrepreneurs Anik Singal. Anik Singal started off in Pre-med at the University of Maryland, and throughout his stay in school he was never really sure if that was what he really wanted to do. After a while he changed his major, and ventured into what he knew his passion really lay in:
It was during this period he finally started out with the precursor to his current company ‘Affiliate Classroom’. He started this with only a hundred dollars in seed money and later on grew in both size and revenue to become the company it is known as today: ‘Lurn’.
My point is, the moment such a young and budding entrepreneur discovered where his passion really lay, he made the switch, and took the gamble, and watched as it paid off through consistency and prolonged effort. That is the quality of dedication that is required to turn your passion into the lifestyle upgrade you’ve always wanted it to be.
Passion is the key to your growth.
It’s important you understand how fulfilling a lifestyle centered on your passion can become, and there is a vibrant community waiting to teach you how to maximize your passion to improve the quality of life you currently lead. All you need to do is to keep your heart open, and be willing to put in more than a hundred percent towards achieving your lifelong goals.
You really don’t need to keep struggling to stay afloat, with passion and determination it is extremely easy to lead the life you have always wanted to live. You only need take a moment to make the decision for yourself.