Recently, Warren Buffet said that folks are a success when they do what they love. That’s it.
See, the thing is this. You can try to convince people that you’re something that you’re not, or you can actually be the thing you want. It’s that simple. A number of smart folks back it up, including Fred Wilson (both here and here), the fabulous Anne 2.0, and Matt McCall. The common thread in each of these, for me, is that all really define success against internal measures, not how much money flows to the bottom line. Sure, the money often follows, but it’s not the first consideration in any of these cases.
In business, too often, when we focus on what’s going to make the most money, we achieve poor results. I think it’s more effective to focus on what inspires our passions. At the very least, if it doesn’t lead to fame and/or fortune, you’ll have enjoyed the process along the way.
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