I was sitting on a catamaran somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean when I had one of those interesting moments where life got me thinking.
It didn’t matter if there was a crowd in the room… or an audience of 5 with only 1 person distractedly paying attention…
The man in the lime shirt kept dancing his heart out…
Shaking his hips with energy that rivaled Shakira.
He had passion.
No question about it, he was doing what he loved and having fun doing it.
I sat there watching as he randomly “encouraged” passengers to get up and dance – and no matter how many politely (or less than politely) ran away, he didn’t give up.
For my daughter, he became one of the highlights of a day trip:
How much fun are you having with what you do for “work”? Is your enthusiasm and positive energy this contagious? Leave a comment and tell me what role you think passion plays in success and happiness in life? #passion #fun #happiness #success #brave #beYou #bold #enthusiasm #entrepreneur #freedom #honestconversation #createyourlife
As I watched this interaction above it reminded me of one of my favorite quotes:
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman
This man was pursing something as his career that he was passionate about, and it was clear how happy he was.
So what about you and me?
Are we happy in our businesses? Doing things that make us feel alive?
And, more importantly, is following your passion the way to a successful business?
Later today I’ll be joining some friends of mine on a live webcast to discuss this topic… because there’s MUCH more to it.