Here is a quote from the best F1 racer that the world ever produced in my opinion.
"Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning."
Often I wonder what is it that makes certain individuals perform at their peak every single time. Is it their passion and desire to succeed, their perseverance, is it their skill, or is it simply their good luck. Well in most cases, after a little research I find that it is a bit of all of these. Almost all of the successful people I have known had all these qualities in plentiful that has seen them through thick and thin.
Passion and desire to succeed are key in defining what you it is that you seek to achieve. We need to ask ourselves what it is that we would give our life for? What is it that we badly want to do? It is certainly not easy to find this out. Very few people ever end up finding this out.
Once you figure out your passion in life, you need perseverance to see through all the odds and achieve a final goal. Uh Oh..... wait there is no final goal right? Since when you achieve a milestone you shift the goal to a higher level that requires even greater commitment, passion and desire.
Skill is something that a few people may be born with whilst a few acquire it on their way to success. Either way, you need this to enable you to fructify your dreams and desires. However, I feel it is a common misunderstanding that simply skill will get you what you ever wanted. It is the combination of skill with extreme desire that pushes you to achieve your dreams. Every person is skilled in some way or the other. Every one has strengths and weaknesses. We need to amplify our strengths to go out and achieve our goals.
Finally luck. Well I would just quote the very common saying now, "Fortune favors the brave".
So folks, take your time in figuring out where your passion lies. Then go for it as if there is no other thing left to be done. Here's wishing you good luck in this journey. It is difficult to change the way we think at first, however with practice it becomes a second nature and then you become addicted to "Winning" just like the great person I mentioned at the start of the post, Ayrton Senna.
This post is dedicated to Ayrton Senna, who was killed in an F1 crash in 1994, however even when he crashed out, he was leading the race! My humble salute to a great personality.