“The person passionate about what he or she is doing will outwork and outlast the guy motivated solely on making money.” – Reid Hoffman

Without a passion for work,  if greed is the only motivating factor, it is likely that a person would neither have job satisfaction or actually make money.  A person who has a vision and a passion for making that dream a reality will achieve great success and wealth will flow as a consequence.

Of course, if you are passionate about a social or philanthropic endeavor, then making money is not an issue.

No Passion for Work, just Motivated by the Money:

Let’s assume you hate your job as an attorney.  The only reason you decided to go to law school and then become an attorney is for contingency fee riches.  Without a genuine love of the law and a passion for legal work, it is unlikely you will get hold of that significant class action and make money.

Or for that matter, you want to do a startup not to build a product or service that changes the world, but for the startup fortunes.  It is again unlikely your product or service will find resonance in the market without an entrepreneur putting his/her heart and soul into the startup idea.

Without enduring passion for work, everything becomes a chore and the quality of work suffers. If you are in a job that doesn’t excite you and you dread getting up in the morning, then recognize it is a dead end job and not a career.  Your success at work is directly proportional to your passion and motivation.  To attain a leadership position and the power, prestige, and fortune that follow, you will need to love your work. Otherwise, quit and find something else that excites you.

Taking pride and delight in your work will help you outwit, outrun, and outlast the competition.

Let’s go and do it. NOW.


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