If you’re not willing to struggle through a few failures, lessons and bumps along the way, you’re not committed. I know it’s a bold statement, but no pain, no gain. You can see what someone is committed to by their actions and what they are willing to sacrifice to make if happen. Sacrifice comes packaged in so many different ways and you have to be willing to pay that price for anything really worth having.
Steve Jobs was fired from Apple Computer, the company he helped found in his garage. He later returned to Apple Computer to lead the company with something so magical, he saved it from fading away into nothingness. Think about the stamp his life left on all of us, how we communicate, listen to music and connect. Imagine all we’d be missing out on if he’d given up or let pride and a huge ego allow him from returning to what he loved, Apple Computer. He had work to do and he did it, brilliantly, because it’s clearly what he was meant to be doing with his life.
You can really hone in on what you’re passionate about when you’re passionate enough to stick with something when times get tough. Times are always going to be tough when you do something for the first time, roll with the punches, dust yourself off and give it another go until you figure it out.
We might still be in darkness if Thomas Edison gave up at his 9,999th attempt to discover electricity. I’m not sure about you, but I sure appreciate his tenacity. Let your passions lead you, they always know the way.