“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.” — Henri Frederic Amiel 15. Mindset, passion and motivation (Giacomo Bottoli) In this article, Innovation Fellow Giacomo Bottoli discusses the importance of mindset, passion, and motivation to entrepreneurial success. Life can sometimes be hard; indeed, regardless of who we are and where we come from, in the end, we all face challenges from Stuart Croft, to you and me. In my opinion, passion and motivation are two different things. Passion is the how and motivation is the why. For example, I am passionate about cooking, but I only do it for my family because I have no reason do be a chef or something like that. I think that sometimes the passion itself can be the motivation as well and motivation can bring.
You’ve heard the saying before: “Follow your passion.”
Following your passion is big. Passion is what really gets you going. Passion is what fuels you.
Passion is what starts the engine.
But passion isn’t everything.
If you are looking to achieve remarkable, fulfilling and phenomenal success, you must have two components: passion and purpose.
What’s the difference?
Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion.
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Purpose is the why behind it all. Purpose is the deep reason for your existence.
Think of it this way: if you wanted to start a campfire with passion and purpose, you’d start with a foundation of wood (your purpose), and start the flame with a match (your passion). You needed both for that fire to start. If the flame went out, you would just re-ignite it with another match (more passion), but if you didn’t build up a good foundation of wood (purpose), your passion would quickly burn itself out on it’s own. The two go hand-in-hand.
Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal.
Here’s the tricky part. We may have many passions, but we only have one purpose. So how do you determine which is which?
Start with your passions and move closer to your purpose.
Step 1: Create a Passion List. Identify what you like. What juices you. What really excites you inside? Write everything down that comes to mind.
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Step 2: Eliminate the unnecessary. What could you subtract from your Passion List and still feel like “you” in your life?
Step 3: Manifesting your purpose. Glancing at your shortened list, what is glaring back at you? What refuses to be quiet? Your purpose is what is screaming at you from inside to be manifested. Secretariat preakness. Find it, grow it, and share it with the world.
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Companies dream of having employees that customers and partners remember and like. Your ability to build emotional relationships with colleagues, customers, and partners are essential to companies. You can help them achieve their goals by virtue of being your authentic self.
If you can get people to like you, then you create emotional ties with them and become someone they want to work with and someone they want to buy from. Your energy makes you stand out as passionate (which makes you easy to remember).
Companies like to employ passionate people
A person with this ability is someone companies like to employ. Too often we strive to be cool, detached, and clinical in our dealings with other people. This means that most encounters produce a bland impression.
Your market value is created through your energy and your ability to network and build emotional bonds with the people that you will encounter over the course of your career. Therefore you must become expert at how to map, maintain, and nurture professional relationships. Your biggest challenge will be to make yourself distinguishable from everyone else. Relationship expertise will prevent you from being a copy of the many new professionals entering the job market.
Passion trumps expertise
The combination of passion and energy is stronger than academic prowess alone. Are you academically talented and passionate at the same time? If you are, you are obviously in a really strong position.
Having both qualities maximizes your potential and allows others to see your authenticity! Authentic people take pride in what they do by demonstrating their passion. It is therefore important that you engage in work that you have passion for and execute it with energy. Passion creates positive energy and the two have become valuable and desirable attributes because they produce results.
Do you have doubts? Maybe this will convince you. Think about how often you judge a person based on their energy and charisma. The impression you leave will have a more lasting effect than what you said or did.
Think of how you react when you meet someone who is enthusiastic, energetic, informed, and excited. They are contagious, and you remember that person better than someone who is quiet and timid. The energy you bring to the table and leave in the room becomes part of your business image, your business card.
“Shining eyes” effect
Passion and energy produce what has been called the “shining eyes” effect, which simply means that one has a radiant sparkle in their eyes. People enjoy working with someone whose eyes are vibrant, smiling, convincing, and compelling.
Look at some recent photos of yourself. What do you see? Is there life and enthusiasm or are they the kind of eyes that you would not be fascinated with or drawn to if you saw them in another individual? If you want to exhibit “shining eyes” find your passion!
Find your motivation
It is important to know what motivates you because it is your so-called driving force that will take you forward toward your goals. Identify what makes you “hungry.” Write it down. Your motivation is divided into two types:
- internal motivation
- external motivation
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Understanding the two types of motivation is rather intuitive. Internal motivation is sourced from within. There is less of a concern for the rewards of an activity than with the satisfaction of engaging in the activity itself. The process, not the goal, is important.
External motivation is sourced outside the individual. For example: validation by friends, family, colleagues, and supervisors; tangible rewards such as pay increases, promotions, and job titles. Arguably, intrinsic, or inner motivation is the strongest form of motivation as it is not subject to changes by outside sources.
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Your motivation drives your performance and is enhanced by three key factors:
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- Faith: As they say, faith can move mountains. Believe that you can. Your faith will feed your passion and vice versa, and it will be instrumental in making other people believe in you. It’s just that simple, if you believe in yourself, other people will also believe in you.
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- Commitment: If you want something, it is important that you have the ability to override other needs when it really counts. A very simple, yet very important question needs to be answered: How much do you want it? The degree to which you want something will determine the level of commitment necessary to acquire it.
- Focus: You will be continually diverted and distracted. Be good at staying focused for the long haul. To do this you must draw upon your faith and commitment.