Necessities to Be Successful (1)- Your Passions & Expertise

Author Joanna Jackson From Self Help: Get Rid of Depression & Anxiety and Live a Happy & Successful Life full of Love & Happiness 6 years ago 8331

To be successful, your passions and expertise are the utmost priorities and necessities. This passage discusses how your passions and expertise account for your success.

Discover your passions:

“Do what you love and love what you do.” This statement rings true in all aspects of life. If you want to be successful, you need to discover something you are actually passionate about. Don’t just go with whatever everyone else is doing. Find your own passion and craft it. It can take years to realize what your biggest passion is, but it is well worth the time. Set goals for yourself that align you’re your passions and values. This will provide you added motivation to work towards your goals. Think about what kind of person you want to be remembered as and what do you want to leave behind as a legacy. You must love what you do so much that you will be willing to do it without being paid.

I wrote poetry for friends. I know that I am good at it and am able to produce reasonable verse to suit any occasion. It was even a party trick at one time that people could give me titles and I would write a poem. Whn you are depressed, having a passion that you really do enjoy helps to lift your mood and helps you to feel useful about life.


Whatever you do, expertise is really important if you want to be good at it. You need to spend countless hours into developing your craft and mastering new concepts and techniques to become an expert at what you do. It is of utmost importance if you want to achieve huge success. Eddie Van Halen didn’t get where he is by simply being content with what he could already do. He learned new things, challenged the limits of what could be donw on a guitar, found new ways of doing things, discovered new sounds, spent hours and hours practicing every day, and now he is considered a revolutionary guitarist. That explains how importanc mastering your craft is.

I started to play guitar at the age of 60 and am quite proficient now. The time that I was spending in depression actually gave me time that life didn’t allow me in general and I devoted that tiem to learning all the chords and the fingering of the strings so that I didn’t just strum the instrument but actually started to produce decent arpeggios. I also learned to do bare chords that were very hard at first, and when you get past the point of your fingers hurting, you actually find an awful lot of joy in a musical instrument. I remember being the same in my youth with piano and if music does lift your spirit, why not take lessons and surprise yourself?

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