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There Is No Future – Only Passion

We all know that worrying about the future is futile.

But that making a plan for it matters*

But it’s all irrelevant.

It’s what we choose to do right now. Right in this moment. That matters.

I’m choosing to write. I could have chosen to plan.

(only one of those will get me closer to where I want to be)

In the book Eight Keys To Greatness, Gene Landrum points out that half the top 40 or so people he features didn’t much enjoy their journeys to greatness. And that half of them died relatively young (the vast majority by their own hand).

Almost all these people knew, and played to, their own strengths. They were all tenacious. They were all deeply driven by their one thing. They were almost all intuitive (they could see the wood from the trees).

And they all spent almost of their ‘now’ time doing their thing. This is passion.

If they didn’t know something, they read as many books as they could on the subject. They were voracious.

The future didn’t matter at all. The drive was to find the solution to whatever it was they were working on.

That’s what really matters.

*I’ve found that setting a goal if your passion is not that great is vital

Quentin Pain

Quentin Pain started his first business, a courier company aged 23. He sold it 4 years later and used the profits to start a recording studio. A couple of albums later, he started two software companies, the last one being Accountz, which he grew from zero to 36,000 customers and which is still going strong today. His current company is ProofMEDIA, a specialist digital consulting business focusing on online growth. He's also a published author (including a Dummies title), and has won many awards including the IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year in 2013. Quentin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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