Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Albert Schweitzer
Value the work you are engaged in, right now. Appreciating where you are opens the door to possibilities. You can only innovate when you are personally vested and engaged. The value we place on our work is a personal thing. It is not something that can be given to us but each professional must find it for himself or herself. Many of the innovators we usually cite when discussing genius often did what they did for very personal reasons. They sought to improve the quality of their life and in turn improved the quality of life for many others.
You have to feel a sense of responsibility in order to excel in your field. Innovations do not happen as result of receiving permission to move forward. Innovation happens when a person feels compelled to find a solution to a problem. “Making work personal” happens when there is clarity behind why the work is important.
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
Entrepreneurship is a manifestation of personal initiative. This process is not entirely transactional where a person merely trades creativity for dollars. Though many people step into the entrepreneurial world for economic gain, more still step into the arena in order to put their beliefs into action.