Proud, Persistent Passion Polishes Personality

Pride in what you do and persistence in bringing it to fruition are the two main motivators that help you stay focused on your goal. Passion is the inevitable by-product. Unfortunately, many a personality development coaches guide us to be passionate about the job at hand for one to excel.

How can one become passionate about something without even feeling proud about it in the first place? Pride is the expression of your direct commitment to the job at hand; it’s the foundation stone of the huge task that you have taken upon yourself in terms of your cherished goal.

What better and more forceful argument can you find other than the first-person-account of the well-known Alain Robert a.k.a. the French Spiderman? An account of his achievements can be found on his website:

“Climbing is my passion, my philosophy of life. Although I suffer from vertigo, although my accidents left me disabled up to 66%, I have become the best solo climber. Climbing skyscrapers with bare hands seemed impossible to me, but I have realized that ‘The Impossible’ remains until YOU make it possible”;

Alain is a highly sought-after public speaker all over the world and participates in seminars and conventions internationally. Climbing skyscrapers with his bare hands, without any support systems, is a passion for Alain and it’s the same passion we are talking about, right here, in these pages.

The most prolific inventor of all times, Thomas Alva Edison said:

"Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”

As per Wikipedia, Edison was home schooled by his mother and sold candy as well as vegetables to supplement his income. It was this entrepreneurial spirit that helped him form 14 different companies including General Electric, which is still in existence and has the unique distinction of being one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world today.

In the modern-day world of technology Bill Gates stands out as the highest achiever of all. His personal wealth outranks the annual G.D.P. of many a nations. Was he always rich? Was he born with a silver spoon in his mouth? Did he inherit the wealth or did he win a Jackpot? We all know that none of the above is true. He did it with sheer will, iron clad determination, no-nonsense attitude and commitment to his goal. The underlying principal behind everything he did was his passion for his work and his perseverance to excel at what he was doing.

Who in this world is not familiar with the name McDonalds? The story of Ray Crock (he was not the founder of McDonalds, though) and his passion for food industry, where he used to work as a milk shake machine salesman, is a live testament to the achievement capabilities of focused minds.

In a span of 30 years, (until his death in 1984) this traveling salesman grew his personal wealth to an estimated $500.00 Million. The Global powerhouse that he established: McDonald's is the world’s leading food-service retailer, with more than 33,000 local restaurants serving over 64 million people in 119 countries every day. More than 75% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local entrepreneurs.

Do you still believe that attaining tremendous success is only reserved for few and you are not one of them? Think again, because it is people like you and me, with the same physical traits but different perspectives that create history.

Every decade and every society has experienced such exceptionally talented individuals around the world, and for those looking to make a difference, there are innumerable examples of people from ordinary backgrounds that achieved extra-ordinary success, time and time again.

It is this changed appearance that polishes your personality, in no uncertain terms. You become more assertive about your beliefs and have now developed the skills to share your vision with others who never believed in you in the first place. Just because you dared, you could go higher up in your social circle and make a difference that others only dream about but never ever acted upon.

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