Sunday, 25 February 2007

Keep the fire burning...

Remember when you fell in love? You were both starry-eyed and so full of hope. You could overcome every obstacle...

What about the time when you dived into your new job, with so much enthusiasm and vigour? You wanted to learn everything overnight!

Or that time when you started your exercise regime? You were so upbeat and raring to go.

Unfortunately, that feeling doesn't stay around too long. The enthusiasm plateaus.... Soon relationships become mundane, your job isn't challenging anymore and exercise gets boring...

When I started my business, I would stay up all night thinking of ways to promote the business, reading and surfing the Internet for leads and ideas. Then as business reaches a comfortable level, that hunger slowly diminishes. The passion is still there of course, but it isn't quite as urgent as before.

I think it's important to keep the fire burning at all times. Find ways to renew your love, or pick up a new sport, or attend motivational talks. Don't let the passion die...

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