Determination or Obsession to Succeed, What Is It For You?
As I was watching Angus in the video below, it got me thinking about whether it was determination or obsession to succeed that kept him working on getting that box open. I looked up the definition of determination which means to have a firm intent or a firmness of purpose. Obsession is something a person cannot stop thinking about or doing. Hmm? So, what would you call it when relating it to a having your own business, determination or obsession to succeed?
(This little guy died unexpectedly 8 months after filming this video. Very sad, but I know he is safe in heaven and that I will be with him. If you need that reassurance,
Determination or Obsession to Succeed in my Own Business
I pondered that question of determination or obsession to succeed in my own home business and these are my thoughts on that. You can ponder that for yourself and share what your conclusion is. It may be different for everyone when that line is crossed. Owning my own business and working from home has maybe blurred this question of determination or obsession to succeed in some peoples’ eyes, but I would bet that is true for many small business owners and others in the workforce.
I came to the realization a while ago that I needed to find a different profession or rather a different venue for that profession. I had been working as a registered nurse for many years and although I enjoyed helping people, the places I worked just seemed to be so negative and dis-empowering. I have always wanted to work on my own and have done so a couple times in my life, but always went back to nursing as it seemed to be the most stable way of making an income. Yet, it still was a paycheck to paycheck existence. I wanted more than that so I could help my kids with their education and just have some fun in my life. I also wanted to be able to give more in general, but never had the funds to do so.
This may sound silly to some, but I had a very special collie dog that was ailing. It was one of those rare emotional connections you sometimes have with a pet. Yet, I had to make a living so I had to leave her for 9-10 hours a day, then she died. I so wish I could have spent more time with her and just been with her more in her last days. That is why I’ve really wanted to include my dogs in the fun of my home business. Being a RN didn’t provide me with the necessary balance for a healthy life, but having the freedom of working from home, even with my dogs if I want, gives life more balance, less stress.
My determination or obsession to succeed in my own home business began a few months back when I finally took that all important first step. Some are able to get their businesses off and running quickly, but my way was a little slower, even frustrating at times, but determination is in my nature or obsession to succeed if you want to call it that. Determined because I was sooooooo tired of the paycheck to paycheck existence that didn’t allow me to help my children with their education, retire without money worries, give to my church, help other struggling people or do free ministry with the senior citizens in our community.
Back To The Question,
Determination Or Obsession To Succeed
Anyway, back to the definition guidelines as to whether I have determination or obsession to succeed in my own home business and life really. Well, let’s see. I have a firm intent or firmness of purpose, so yes I have determination to succeed in my own home business. Hmmm? Obsession, something you cannot stop thinking about or doing. Oh deer, I think I am a little obsessed because I am thinking about how I can better deliver good information that helps people be healthier, spiritually, physically, emotionally/mentally and financially.
What Is It For You, Determination Or Obsession To Succeed?
Apparently, determination or obsession to succeed are both present in my life. But at least, now I do it in a fun way. Technically, wouldn’t most people be labeled as having an obsession, either regards to having their own home business or simply by having to go to their regular job every day. We spend a lot of time doing and thinking about our work, so figured it’s better that it is fun and successful if you are going to have an obsession with making a living, right?. So, what is it for you in your life, determination or obsession to succeed, or both?