What makes one person successful in business and not another?

There are a few different answers to that question to be sure, but upon researching some of the most most successful entrepreneurs, one thing stood out:


You may be thinking, "So what?, I get it", but do you really? Do you understand the kind of passion it requires to do something great? Check out these super successful passion quotes.

Sam Walton - Founder of WalMart, says:
Commit to your business. Believe in it more than anyone does. Passion is at the top of the list of the skills you need to excel. When you have passion, you speak with conviction, act with authority and present with zeal. If you don't have an intense, burning desire for what you are doing, there's no way you'll be able to work the long, hard hours it takes to become successful.

Daymond John - Creator of FUBU, and Shark on Shark Tank, says:

Love What You Do ~ Money is only a tool; it is a great slave, but a horrible master. To really enjoy life to the fullest, nothing means anything without love. If along the way you get lost or wrapped up in the wrong things, go back to the basics and start again. “Every person that is successful has one thing in common, they are doing what they love,” said Daymond.

Mark Cuban - Dallas Mavericks owner, and Shark on Shark Tank, says:
Yelling is OK! ~ "If someone believed strongly enough in something and I was being passionate about something, I wanted them to match my level of passion," Cuban writes. "So I told people that if they thought it was the only way to get through to me, go for it!"

He does note, however, that while open communication is best at every workplace, yelling may not be.

Mark is obviously very passionate about many things.

Richard Branson - Everything Virgin owner!
Follow your dreams and just do it ~ You will live a much better life if you just do it and pursue your passions. Those people who spend their time working on things they love are usually the ones enjoying life the most. They are also the ones who dared to take a risk and chase their dreams.

Donald Trump - Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization
Do What You Love ~ I saw a billboard the other day that said, “Life is too short to eat oatmeal,” I don’t know about that, but I do know that life is too short to do work that you despise. Trump said, “I don't make deals for the money. I've got enough, much more than I'll ever need. I do it, to do it.” Whatever you do, you must do it, to do it, because you will only have success doing what you love!

Steve Jobs - Apple & Pixar
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

So what does passionate mean? The online Urban Dictionary says it this way:

Passion is when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. It is more than just enthusiasm or excitement, passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible.

It's a "no back door" kind of passion thing

Nothing will stop you, burning in your soul thing. It's a belief in what you are doing that others may not understand. That's ok! They don't have to understand.

Remember that scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where Richard Dreyfuss, was obsessed with his mashed potatoes? It's like that!

Let's look at another word for passionate. Interestingly, the Urban dictionary describes obsession as:

A word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated.

Think about that!

Have you had a burning desire to do something great, but just don't know what, or how? Sometimes, we start on one road that we aren't passionate about just so we can do the things we are passionate about!

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