Pursuing Your Passion Likely The Reason Your Failing

A few years back when I started my online business, I was told that the first step to success is to have absolute clarity.

Mentors and leaders would always reiterate to everyone on getting clarity on what you wanted and always pursuing your passion.

Find Your Passion or Risk Failure?

This whole idea of pursuing your passion was causing a lot of people anxiety.

People spent so much time trying to figure out what they were passionate about, attempting to learn everything first so they would succeed.

A lot of them never even started their businesses. Most of them gave up.

Don’t get me wrong…

It’s important to dream big.

Having a dream and pursuing that dream is a good thing.

However, if you are new to whatever you’re doing and looking for any advice on what to actually do, pursuing your passion may be getting in the way of your success.

The thing to remember is that what really is important is that you enjoy whatever it is you’re doing.

Have fun, be creative and you’ll naturally just fall into your passion.

Spend time pursuing opportunities and this will likely be your route to success.

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What Do You Do If You’re Not Pursuing Your Passion Right Now?

Let’s say that you want to be a successful blogger. If you don’t know what you’re passionate about right now


Right now, all you need is to get started, take action. Create content on what interests you, what you like to talk about.

You’ll figure out later on what it is you’re passionate about. It will likely be the one thing you’re already good at.

The Magic Recipe For Success?

So here is the path or, we’ll call it “formula” to getting results fast without really knowing what direction you’re going in yet.

  • Just Get Started. Do something right now and fix and tweak it later as needed.
  • Have a Sense of Urgency But Don’t Worry that Your Falling Behind. A sense of urgency will put you in a habit of working towards success and makes pursuing your passion automatic.
  • Following advice from one source is not a good idea. What works for them may not work for you.

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Darren Heslip started creating websites back in 2006. Really bad looking websites that were pretty much for the sole purpose of making a full time income online. That plan was a long and bumpy, gravel potholed road that finally smoothed out somewhat 8 years later. Fast forward a couple more years and "Forget Plan b" was originally to be an affiliate site but turned into a blog instead. The blog's name was from something one of Darren's mentors would say all the time. "If you are starting your own business from home and you've thought about a plan B in case it goes badly, then you have already set yourself up to fail. So delete plan B. There is only plan A." That principle still applies to Forget Plan b blog, but at times other topics are explored here.

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