Friday, July 13, 2012

It's All About You

No one is going to care about what you do unless you care about what you do. No one is going to believe in you unless you believe in yourself. No one is going to be passionate about your work unless your work is filled with your passion.

It's all about you. To accomplish anything, you have to believe in yourself, care about what you are doing and create with passion. When it comes to your work, you can't fake it. I know this is hard for a lot of people because, in so many jobs, we were able to fake it and do just fine. This is because we were often surrounded by a lot of other people who were also faking it. No one wants to call someone out because they live in fear the same could happen to them.

When you get to the point where you want to do something that truly matters, you need to know this. You have to put in the work and believe in what you are doing if you are ever going to accomplish it. You can't settle on doing things so-so or faking it any more. You have to believe and be passionate. For most of us, once we start doing something we are passionate about, we find this belief and care and passion easy to come by. We wake up every day ready to do everything we can.

But, there will still be days when we don't feel it. Instead of just putting on a smile and faking it, we have to dig deep and pull the passion and belief and care out from inside of us. We have to put in the work because faking it no longer works. The people around you, the tribe you build, will see right through the bullshit and stop believing if you try to fake it. It's okay to have doubts and fears, but never lose sight of your belief and passion. If you can't drum it up, then you may be doing the wrong thing.

What do you need to change to wake up every morning filled with belief and passion, ready to attack the day? What's stopping you from changing it?

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