21 Aug Happiness – follow your dream
Once again Lou Tice has penned some wise words directly relevant to our happiness forum. Read on and please enjoy…
Winner’s Circle Network with Lou Tice – 8/20/07 – “Following Your Dream or Passion”
Today, I want to give you the best advice you will ever get on how to become financially and mentally wealthy. Here is a true story that should interest you if you would like to earn a lot of money or even if you just want to enjoy lots of success. Some time ago, a random sample of 1500 graduating college seniors were surveyed to find out what they would base their career choice on.
83 percent said that financial gain was the first thing they would base their career choice on and following their dream, or their passion, would come second. 7 percent said that following their dream would be first and financial gain second. In a follow-up study on actual net worth 20 years later, what do you think they found? Well, 101 of the 1,500 had become millionaires. But only one of those millionaires had come from the group that put financial gain first, while one hundred of them came from the group that followed their dreams.
Of course, this study doesn’t “prove” anything. Its objective is simply to give us information about ourselves. The point I want to make is that a path with heart, and a goal with passion driving it, is incredibly powerful.
People who do great things have, above everything else, a purpose that stirs their soul.
So follow your dream. Do what you love and what gives you joy, and do it with your whole heart. If this survey is any indication, this is the way to become a millionaire. More so, it is also the way to become mentally wealthy, because following your passions will make you happy. So where do your passions and goals lay?
The Pacific Institute