Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion – Tony Hsieh

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” Tony Hsieh


How many adds and emails do you see offering you an “fast and easy,” done for you,” way to make money. They often come at us seemingly non-stop. So many people are looking for ways to make money fast and easy. So many people are marketing to that group of people.


But are there really “fast and easy” ways to make money? Not many. And the chances of us finding them are slim. No, to make money online or otherwise is not normally fast and easy. And for us to make money online or otherwise, we must learn to do what is not normal. We must become and be unusual in order to make the unusual money we dream of.


Now, by discussing making money, I am in no way implying making money is the only goal or dream you should have. The world runs on money so we need some of it. Thus, I believe it is a worthy goal to desire money, in balance, of course.


So back to Tony Hsieh’s quote: “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” What does that mean? Chase Passion? I believe this is telling us that instead of chasing money, we should work on our own passion and personal growth, then the money will automatically come. We must dream big and set out to change whatever needs changed in our lives to achieve those dreams. The things that we need to change are more to do with changing ourselves more than changing outside things.


Jim Rohn discusses the importance of personal development in many of his books, and programs. He explains how it’s more important to work on one’s self, rather than on one’s job or environment. By developing yourself into a better person, your situation becomes better. In one discussion he talks about how becoming a millionaire is not as important as becoming the person you become in the process of becoming a millionaire. If you take the money away from a true millionaire, it doesn’t matter so much, because they will find a way to make the money back. They are a millionaire as a person and will attract the money back to them because of the person they’ve become by becoming a millionaire in the first place.


Tony Hsieh says that one needs to chase the passion. I believe this means we need to grow in passion in order to change ourselves and become the person who will attract the success we’re seeking, whether it’s financial success or otherwise. We have to develop passion for our goals and work to reach them by changing ourselves. In the process of growing in passion, you become a different person; a person who is successful and is achieving your goals.


So let’s follow Tony Hsieh’s advice: “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”


Here’s to your success!

Jerry D Ross

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