Passion. Passion cannot survive without a path. Path. This is your plan for getting there, at the pace you set. Positivity . No success is possible without cultivating an optimistic perspective. People. Without the power of people around you to support you, mentor you, and otherwise love you, your passion will fall flat and your plan will never get done. Perseverance. None of these P’s will work if you don’t fuel them with perseverance and hard work. Productivity - how you use your time to make it count. Productivity pulls all of the other P’s together and enables you to love your life.
An adapted Maslow Hierarchy of Needs. Follow your passion (if you must). If the alternative is borrowing from your parents beyond age 25, forget your passion. Get an income first. Fix the lifestyle, then work backward . Create a plan for your life that will maximize your feeling of purpose and wellbeing. ONLY then comes the time for following your passion.
'Following Your Passion' Is Dead - Here's What To Replace It With
Set aside chunks of time to power through and focus on only the priorities you set for the day so you can work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Knowing that you’ve set aside specific time for tasks will keep you on track and focused in the moment.
Put a low-frequency activity ahead of a high-frequency activity . Give yourself a standard time and honor it: Block time for important activities. Limit the time commitment : Work for 10 minutes a day on this task and then you can stop if you want to. Set the bar low: Take just one action step a week on this activity. Get ‘er done . If you want to get this entirely off your plate, set aside a whole day to complete the task.
How to Motivate Yourself to Do Things You Don't Want to Do