10 Things I Would Fail At (And Picking Your Passion!)

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Here are the Top 10 Goals that I Would Fail At:

  • Chinese Checkers Champion of the Western Hemisphere
  • Master of Ceremonies at the Annual Weevil Hall of Fame Breakfast
  • Chief Director of the Center for Studies of Boredom
  • Grand Master of the Society for Healthy Hair Roots
  • Chief Engineer for the Innovative Potato Peelers ©
  • CEO of Chewing and Swallowing Consultants, LLC
  • President of Pancake Testers, International
  • Tiddly Winks Hall of Famer
  • Black Belt - Level 8, Armpit Odor Detection
  • Lead Scientist, Phlegm Labs

Why would I fail at these things? Because I DON'T CARE ABOUT THEM. Of course this list might be silly (to some people, anyway) but there is an important lesson:

If you care about it, you are much more likely to be successful at it. If you don’t care, you probably won’t be as successful.

Think about it - at work, there are probably some things you care a lot about and are pretty good at, right? I love working with people, collaborating on creative projects, and designing solutions, and think I perform those tasks very well. However, I do not like projects that seem endless, dealing with a lack of information, and working on insignificant details for projects. Therefore, I probably don't do as well at those projects because I don't like or care about them as much.

The Trick

The trick, then, is to find work that aligns with who you are and what you love most perfectly. Pick work that plays to your strengths, that brings out your best passions, strengths, and capacities. If you want to be excellent, find a career or start a business that plays to your passions and gives you satisfaction. 

Answer These Questions

So, here are some questions that will help you build more clarity on what excites you:

  1. What would you do with your time if you no longer needed to earn money?
  2. What do you find yourself reading, watching videos about, and studying in your spare time?
  3. If you could start everything over, what career would you select, or what business would you start?

I challenge you to answer these questions - the answers will be revealing and refreshing, and they just might illuminate an exciting path forward. Who knows, you might even find yourself pursuing your dream to become Chief Director of the Center for Studies of Boredom, or even President of Pancake Testers, International!