It’s the Passion, Stupid!

I know a lot of talented people. Talented in a lot of different areas. Some of them are recognized as high achievers in their chosen endeavors. Some of them – some of us? – seem to be always waiting for the potential to be fulfilled. I’ve often wondered what the difference is.

Anita Sharpe gives some great insight in this piece over at Worthwhile.

Check this quote…

“And it hit me: while there is certainly no excellence without talent, it’s over-the-top enthusiasm that makes the real difference. True excellence fueled by passion doesn’t have to be outwardly encouraged, even in children. It doesn’t require ‘motivation’ – at least as we commonly practice it.

True excellence is about finding that one thing that you do well and want to do many hours a day, even when the field is muddy or your fingers bleed.”