Only way to survive in this era is to either live with Passion or die with regret. We as humans are servants to our habits and in that we lose our core purpose for existence, that is ‘to live with passion.’ Last month I visited a famous burger store which was recently inaugurated near my home. I was so excited to try their much hyped burger. The person serving suggested to take a deal instead, so I requested for a deal. When asked for drink I ordered my usual. The guy said ‘its not available, kindly select a different one.’ I was like this is my favorite drink arrange that please. ‘Its not my job to make it available for you sir’ was the cold reply. I was quite disappointed by his attitude, or lack of passion. While on the other hand when I visited another food chain from the same brand in a different location with the same problem. The guy politely said “Its not available sir but let me arrange that for you” Now what do you call this? Passion right?
As an Entrepreneur what fry my brain is people with lack of passion. For an Entrepreneur core should be ‘delivering service with Passion’ For what I see people starting their business or working for someone just for the sake of money not for the sake of ‘beauty of delivering something good’ or adding some value, or helping people out with our service. Shipping things is easy, doing work is easy. whats hard is ‘shipping work with passion’ As per Martin Luther King
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
It is so easy to get lost in the dogma of life. To be a robot and give your best. But whats makes a person / organization stand out is the way they deliver their work. A person at Mcdoanlds can hand over the kids meal with a sad face or he can hand over with a big smile. What will you prefer? Smile right! Exactly, we humans are basically so compelled to people who provide is ‘safe zone’ who provide us space to touch our lives without crossing the limits. This is why Simon Sinek talks about importance of ‘Why’ in his TED talk. Its not how companies do what makes them different, its why they do what they do makes them long lasting.
So no matter you are doing a job or starting your own business, important thing is to start with passion and keep that passion alive while you shift the course of history. There are tons of companies out there and there are billions of people working everyday but guess what not even a single one shares your passion, shares your vigorous appeal to change the world. Its upto to you to either live with Passion or die with regret.