Welcome to Passive Real Estate Investing. I’m your host, Marco Santarelli. On today’s show, I was able to get John Lee Dumas on for about fifteen minutes. Now, it was a relatively quick and somewhat rushed interview but I was fortunate to get him on. He’s a very busy guy. He does a daily podcast with some of the most successful business entrepreneurs. If you’re in business, you can learn a lot from his show, although I have a lot of trouble keeping up with seven episodes a week.
One thing that came out of this interview with John is his passion and that’s one thing that came through. We talked about it for a little bit. It seems that as he failed in his journey, it was because of a lack of passion. As I look around at other people, I see that people who are just getting by or coasting in life seem to have lack of desire, lack of passion, lack of drive and their just not inspired. It blows me away. I used to think that it’s because people don’t actually write meaningful, smart, specific goals. But I think there’s more to it than that. I think it all starts with a desire and a passion to get something done or achieve or accomplish something greater.
It’s an interesting interview, as short as it is. But a few things about passion in itself, I had to look up the definition of passion and figure out what exactly does that mean. But really, passion is the energy that keeps us going. It fills us with meaning and happiness and excitement and anticipation. Passion is a powerful force, like energy. It motivates us and moves us in accomplishing anything that you set your mind to. This can be in work, in life. It helps you to enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Ultimately, passion is the driving force behind success and happiness that allows us all to live better lives.
I love quotes. I should start more reading quotes actually. There are some really good quotes out there related to passion. From Benjamin Franklin, for example: “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” Jean-Paul Sartre: “We must act out of passion before we can feel it.” That’s very interesting. Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank: “You can’t fake passion.” T.S. Elliot: “It is obvious that we can no more explain our passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.” The famous singer Jon Bon Jovi said: “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” Mia Hamm said: “If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” One of my personal favorites here is a quote on passion from a man who clearly had way more talent than he claims in his quote. He says: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” That was Albert Einstein.
The passion you have for something really determines not only how successful you will be at it but also how far you’re willing to go to get to where you want to be. Think about that.
If you missed our last episode, be sure to listen to New Construction Fourplexes in US Growth Markets.
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