"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road." Dag Hammarskjold
Not all people will agree with you or comprehend your greatest desires. Do you have people in your life that question your motivations and goals? Others won’t always fully understand your passion so don't apologize for it.
At the end of a long day, your complete fulfilment will be located in the progress you have made towards your definite purpose. The great Ralph Waldo Emerson offered this advice, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Do you know for certain which trail you are leaving?
Your passion for your business is yours alone. The love and care you demonstrate will be unmatched by anyone else on your team, so don't expect it. Remember that you don't need someone else's approval to be the determining factor of your success. Recall the words of motivational expert Earl Nightengale who said, "All you need is the plan, the road map and the courage to press on to your destination."
The long nights that come naturally to you are the benefit of the bond you have created with your cause. Do not apologize for it. Others will not always see things the way you do or understand why you are willing to sacrifice so much in pursuit of your masterpiece. Don't apologize for it.
For myself, the greatest enjoyment about working in my passion is that the clock is not a factor in the amount of work I put in. I have been asked thousands of times why I work so late or so often, and the truth is because it does not feel like work to me. Do you ever feel like this about your work?
If you are working in your passion then you are in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. If you are lucky enough to have put in the amount of work it takes to find your true calling, or to know your definite purpose and goals, then work towards them unabashedly. Take advantage of the miraculous opportunity and never apologize for it.
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