Passion is an awesome weapon to have in your arsenal of tools to be great but it does take several tools to achieve greatness. Many people think that passion alone will take them there. Be true to yourself and make sure you can scale what it is you are passionate about. Enjoy
I'm passionate about it, so naturally, I'm going to get there. No, you need to double down, you need to triple down, you need to work harder than the guy next to you. "Well, I'm passionate about it and I've always been passionate about it." The market doesn't care. The market wants you to perform.
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Today, I want to talk about passion and is passion all I really need to get there, to take me to that level? And the answer is, no, passion is not the only thing that you need. You have to be real, you have to be true to yourself. You need to understand that what it is that you're pursuing, that dream that you have, that you're capable of getting there. If you look at the greats, let's say in sports, let's say Michael Jordan, or even in business, like Warren Buffett, those guys had a passion for it but they also put in the work. They went out there and they grinded it out and they put in the work.
So passion is a very important key but it's not the only key that you need. You need to go out there, you need to practice, you need to make sure that you can do what it is that you want to do. If you want to be the next Einstein but you don't like math, well, then, you know, you're going to have to learn how to like math. So be true to yourself, guys. If you want to be a major league pitcher and you can't throw an 89-mile-an-hour fastball, then your chances are going to be slim.
It doesn't mean that you can't do it. You can always be a knuckleballer, right? Be true to yourself, understand, that's one of the main things. The most important thing is being true to yourself and understanding that what it is that you have passion for, if you can go out there and make a living with it. If you can go out there and make an impact with it. You need to be true to yourself.
There's a lot of people that feel that, "Well, I'm passionate about it, so, you know, naturally I'm going to get there." No, you need to double down, you need to triple down, you need to work harder than the guy next to you. That does not change guys, please, there is a lot. There's aptitude as well. You're born with certain things, but that doesn't mean that that'll take you there alone. You have to go out there and practice, you have to go out there and do it. If you're 6 foot 5 rather than 5 foot 1, your chances of being in the NBA are a lot greater and that's it. There's no way around it.
Now, does that mean that, "Well, I'm 5 foot 1, I can't be in the NBA?" No, that's not what I'm saying, but your chances are way, way slimmer. Michael Jordan used to wake up at 4 or 5 in the morning and practice before practice. That's what the greats do. Warren Buffet to this day, I think he drives like a five-year-old Buick. He'll go to McDonald's and if the market's great, then he'll get the McMuffin with cheese and if it's not then he'll just get the plain McMuffin without cheese. And he'll save the five cents or whatever it is. But it's ingrained in him. That's his passion. He takes it to that level.
Passion alone is not going to take you there because guess what? Warren Buffett, the guy was a beast, still is a beast, he's an animal. When it comes to finances, when it comes to money, he understands the language of money. But he wasn't born with that. He followed his passion and he understood that he was good at it. He knows all these...
Look, again, if you want to be the next Einstein, you have to know math. If you're not good at math, then chances are you're not going to be the next Einstein, right? So, be true to yourself, guys. A lot of people think that it's just passion and passion is all I need. No. There's so much more that is involved in the mix in the formula to be great. Because let me tell you this, the market does not care about your passion. To a certain extent, they do not care about your passion.
Now, great, if you're out there playing, if you're out there in business, if you're doing something, an artist, whatever, the passion's going to rise and it's going to break through and people are going to see it. People are going to see your passion, but at the end, if you're not good, the market doesn't care what I'm passionate about and if I've always been passionate about it. The market doesn't care. The market wants you to perform.
So, again, aptitude, super important. People are born with certain skills, I've said this before, my pastor said this, he said, "Where are the greatest artists? Where are all the greatest painters? Where are all the greatest musicians? Where are all the greatest songwriters? Where are all the greatest businessmen? Whatever it is. Where are all the greats?" A lot of them are in the grave because they were born with something but they never doubled down and tripled down on it. And maybe they had a certain passion to it but they never really took it to that next level.
Passion, super important but it's not the end all be all. You have to go out there. There's so many things involved in the mix. You know, I thought I'd share this because sometimes I'll get a message and they'll say, "I'm passionate about this," and then I ask them, "What are you doing about it?" "Well, nothing really," and to me, it's like, "No, you have to double down and triple down. You have to go out there and do it." If you're going to get into business, you need to understand business, you need to.
Your passion alone is not going to take you there now. It'll allow you to grind and it'll allow you to remain interested because guess what, like Mike Tyson said, "Everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the face." Passion will allow you to get punched in the face several times, get up, and keep going. But you've got to get up and keep going. There's that physical element involved in all that as well.
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Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.