“In my opinion” the simple mantra for success over the years has been – PASSION. I don’t want to justify as it has worked for many people I know. For me, it has been the Passion for SQL Server – little more than a decade and my passion never dies for this amazing product !!!
You might read multiple management books, watch hundreds of movies, read blogs and state this is one of the dimensions – Yet this is the most important one.
Unlike the Dilbert cartoon, you are unique in your own way and need to be self-motivated rather than just always aiming on a moving target set by others. Comparing with others is fine when you are starting your career because you atleast have a baseline to start. But after that initial inertia broken and momentum once built – it is you whom you need to challenge day-in-day-out. Your passion breeds positive attitude that will automatically lead you in the success path.
There is no shortcuts or hacks to success. Look at the best around, from Sachin Tendulkar to MS Dhoni – the passion for the game and the hardwork behind the game make them what they are. If you are looking for shortcuts, then it is just your laziness that is taking over you.
With TechEd India 2011 fever subsided, I am relatively relaxed and expect me to start blogging again. Anyways, if you are not on my twitter (@vinodk_sql) – feel free to add me. I am much active out there .
I am passionate over such topics too, so if you do like them – drop a line and based on the feedbacks I will see to add more thoughts. I know these are not carvings cut on stone – just yet another opinion.
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