Ronnie Nijmeh, ACQYR.com

Vladimir from Serbia and Montenegro had a great question:

"Results are only one important piece of the puzzle, but there'sone thing that I'm missing. You have to feel a strong desire todo what you want. You must be "starving" for success. But how canwe make ourselves so passionate and enthusiastic? Some people saythat it's a pre-condition (to have this passion). I wouldappreciate your advice."

No matter how many articles, ideas, books or tips you read, ifyou don't have the enthusiasm to put them into action, it's of nouse at all. After all, someone can give you the tools, but it'sup to you in how you use them.

But how do you become passionate and full of energy? That's atough question to answer, but an important one!

You mentioned that it was a pre-condition, as though we're bornwith the passion to succeed. In some ways, that's true, but whatabout those people who went through tough struggles and hugeobstacles in their youth, but are extremely successful now? Orhow about people who once lacked ambition in one job, but wererejuvenated when they changed their work environment?

There are a few questions to ask yourself to find your passions:

1. What do I really enjoy doing?
2. How can I make what I truly enjoy my life's passion?
3. Where do I want to be in 5 years? 10 years?
4. Am I on the right path to achieve my goal?

Expanding Your Comfort Zone to Find Your True Passion

You have to believe in yourself and in what you're doing. Askyourself, am I doing what I'm "meant" to be doing? Sometimes youhave to think outside of your comfort zone to find your truepassion.

For example, let's say you love music. You play a few instrumentsand you sing, but you don't feel that you'd enjoy being afull-time musician. That doesn't mean you can't learn some of themusic technology and become an audio engineer, or a musicproducer. Or how about on another level, what about working for amusic recording company, a music store, an instrumentmanufacturer, teaching music, or starting your own music business(for example, a music software company, a specialty CD store, orfind unique talent and becoming a marketer for their music). Thisis just one way of using your hobby to expand your comfort zoneand create an opportunity for yourself.

Surround Yourself with Positive People

If you surround yourself with negative people, you're more likelyto become negative yourself. These types of people prefer tofocus on the mistakes and problems of the world instead of makinggood use of their skills and ideas. They often lack enthusiasmand are skeptical about anything positive.

One way that I found that I could develop my passion and workethic was to surround myself with people who were like-minded andare often better than me. The enthusiasm that others have willrub off on you and, before you know it, you'll be more motivatedtoo!

Of course, there's no use in trying to succeed if you don't havehope. No matter what challenging situations or environments youfind yourself in, having hope makes a huge difference. Hopecoupled with action might just be the spark you need to excel.

Best of luck!

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