I was recently interviewed by Ashley Barron.
The interview was a great way to share what I think about the different topics of blogging, monetizing online and focusing on getting things done.
That interview also indirectly resulted in this very article.
One of the things I said in the interview revolved around the concept of being passionate about blogging and other things in life. I am passionate about many things, and I day/night/constantly dream like crazy.
Thoughts about different things, including thoughts about being passionate about different things and actually having the feelings that I’m passionate about different things, are everywhere in my life.
I said in the interview “For me, passion is less important than focus.” That is one of my most important realizations in life.
Thinking may be the most important thing in my life. However, I need to do more than just think.
Focusing on the action on what to do with the passion, taking action, planning out the next steps, and anything else to do more than just having a passion helps much more than simply having passion.
Recently, Jeff Ashcroft read my interview via Twitter and responded to it, saying that passion is everything. Here is what Jeff tweeted, and what I replied with:
@jeffo332 thanks for the reply Jeff! Passion is great, though if one doesn’t focus on the passion practically, it’s useless. Right?
— Bes Zain (@besz) March 5, 2012
It was an awesome tweet by Jeff. It’s true too: Passion results in a lot of important ideas, dreams, and hope. I dream all the time, and I have passion for different things almost every hour of the day.
However, passion to me is less important than focus for one sole reason: passion is simply an idea, or a feeling.
Passion and other thoughts are great, though if one doesn’t focus on the passion practically, it’s useless. (more…)