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Positive people are successful people!

Postby gregorymboelter » Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:26:08 -0500

What do you need to build a strong long-term career? Skills and knowledge are obvious. Passion is vital!

Passion is an emotion that comes from within. It refers to a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.

Recently, I came across this quote by Martin Luther King Jr.:

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well’.

This is a really good example of both passion and success. Our career success doesn’t depend so much upon what we do, but how well we do it. It illustrates that, regardless of your chosen career, you can be successful if you are passionate about the work you do. The streetsweeper wasn’t necessarily passionate about his work (let’s face it, when you compare it to the work of an artist or a poet, it doesn’t sound very interesting), but he was passionate about being the best streetsweeper! He focused on doing his job well and, ultimately, he was recognised for that.
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