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Different Paths, Same Breadcrumbs

by Robin Sacks

· Success,Success Mindset,Clarity,Passion,Self-Leadership

I am listening to this amazing course on LinkedIn Learning called Career Advice from Some of the Biggest Names in Business.

It's almost two hours of successful people explaining what they believe the keys to success are, based on their own experiences of having actually become successful.

From Bill Gates to Oprah Winfrey to Wyclef Jean to Mary Barra to Indra Nooyi to Tony Robbins to Meg Whitman to Howard Schultz to Angela Ahrendts, the list is endless and the advice is absolutely priceless!

I would venture to say that most people who listen to/watch this short course learn more about business and success than any of them learned in any amount of higher education schooling they had. (THAT is a different blog post for a different day!)

As you would imagine, while there is no one path to success, there are certainly some of the same breadcrumbs on every successful person's path.

One of the standout themes in listening to these short videos seems so simple - finding something you are passionate about and then working hard at it.

We have all heard both of those things throughout our lives as being keys to success, whether that is success with money or success with happiness.

But, what has occurred to me as I am hearing this theme over and over from already successful people is this - you rarely hear those two things said together.

Think about it...you have those people who say "work hard!" They are the "hard work is the key to success" camp.

In the other corner, you have the "be happy" crowd. They are always talking about how finding "your passion" is the key to success.

The people who have put these two concepts together - not kept them apart - are the ones who have created success.

The moral of the story? If you are working hard, but not enjoying the journey or if you are having a blast, but kind of 'phoning it in,' good luck. You are much more likely to become one of those people who end up kind of miserable and not sure where they went wrong, thinking they were doing everything right.

Image by Johannes Plenio from Pixabay.

WRITTEN BY

Robin Sacks Professionally, I am a Confidence & Performance Coach, speaker, author and motivator. Personally, I am a mom, wife, and friend.

I live for bad puns and good mysteries.

To inquire about working with me, visit https://www.robinjsacks.com/hire-robin.

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