A Talk For Generation Y: Should You Really Follow Your Passion?

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

To be capable of staying focused and motivated during walking along the rocky and precarious startup path, entrepreneurs must be absolutely passionate about what they do and keep this passion alive. The most important thing successful entrepreneurs have in common is the contagious enthusiasm and passion about their businesses.

Why passion is important in business? Being passionate about something and working on this significant idea turning it into a matter of a great value is everything that a business-minded person would want. Passionate people allow themselves to dream bigger, to understand better their niche, to use their creativity in order to innovate and to be bolder when it comes to taking risks. Passion is what awakens the curiosity and successful entrepreneurs are known for their ability to build their businesses driven by an extraordinary vision and inquisitiveness. When entrepreneurs create their businesses they must get in touch with their inner voice and awaken their curiosity in order to create and innovate.

But what should you do if you really want to do something extraordinary with your life, but don’t seem to have this one and only thing that you can say you are absolutely passionate about? This is one very important topic, which not so many people tend to discuss. Because passion really matters, especially for the investors, who look for very strong teams of highly motivated and strongly connected team members.

While wondering about this important topic, I found one very interesting and informative talk of Eunice Hii at TEDxTerryTalks 2012. The talk, titled Don’t Just Follow Your Passion: A Talk for Generation Y, gives to the listener one different perspective about passion and success and is a great source of inspiration and motivation to people, who don’t know what exactly they want to do with their lives after college graduation and who believe that they should follow their passion no matter what. Enjoy!

─ August 26, 2015