The Secret of Being Successful

Success was an important part of my life for many years. In many ways it still is, but it seems different now, more about me, inside, more about the secret of being successful. If you don’t feel passion for what you do, forget it.

As a designer I worked hard, networked, marketed, designed. I sought the approval of my peers, and the money of my clients. I loved it, but was I passionate? I'm not so sure about that.

What is Success?

Leo Babauta said something very insightful about success in 'Why I Don't Care About Success', he said it's about,

... looking for ... something that exists in the future. [Success that is] ... based on your desire to achieve something, your feelings that you're not where you want to be.

That's the key, looking for something else, the money, the lifestyle. I know that constant feeling that I should be doing something else, that somehow I'm not quite getting there. I used to get so stressed out chasing my 'dream'. What I was missing was what am I doing now.

Kevin Spacey said, about success, in an amazing video,

There is no prize out there...

It is all about what you are inside, who you are.

Watch the video, it's really inspiring, and then we'll carry on to the secret...

Who You Are

It's all about who you are right now, in this moment. What do you want, what do you feel. Success and achievement comes from the moment, from now not from the future.

Gary Vaynerchuk talks about passion. In 'There's No One Moment' I talked about how,

He completely blew me away with his sheer energy but also with the way he spoke in a straightforward and blunt manner. He was so refreshing in this world of internet marketers who whirl you around and keep you hanging on so they can extract a little more, or even a lot more, money out of you.

His central message, though, the message he lives and breathes every day is passion. If you don't feel passion for what you do, forget it. He puts it so well in this amazing video...

The secret of success...