How Important Is Passion For A Successful Business?

Is Passion Important For A Successful Business?




Passion represents one of the most important aspects of becoming a successful entrepreneur.  Without passion your business will turn out to be just another job.  Without passion, and a lot of it, your business dreams will become lost in the day to day grind of running a business.


Take a look at the top ten most successful entrepreneurs and you will see that their passion is the number one driving force behind their success.


The best way to start a business is to take what you are passionate about and find a way to turn that into a business. First, you need to start with a dream.  If you don’t have passion for your work then you won’t have the motivation and energy to keep pushing through obstacles, you won’t be willing to take the necessary risks required to succeed and you won’t be able to sell your dream to others.


Are you with me so far?


The unfortunate reality is that once a business reaches the beginning of its third year its chances of surviving drops dramatically.  Only about 44% of businesses live to see their fourth year.



Without the passion you derive from living your dream you won’t have what it takes to survive year after year. This means that you should start your business from the ground up using your dream as a foundation.


Whatever your dream in life may be, you need to find a way to turn that dream into a business. If the foundation of your business is based on something that you are truly passionate about, then it will be much easier to grow that dream into a hugely successful business.


Once you have determined that you have the necessary traits, skills and passion to become an entrepreneur, the next step will be to start up your dream business.


Getting started with your dream business may be the easiest part of the process or it may be the hardest. It really depends on your specific situation. Some would-be entrepreneurs are raring to get started, while others are bogged down with doubts and procrastination.


Once you have made the important decision that yes you want to become an entrepreneur, skip the excuses and start the process here.


Doubt, fear, worry and a lack of purpose can all end up preventing you from getting your dreams going.


Focus on WHY you want to become an entrepreneur (your passion) and use that to motivate yourself into taking those first few steps.


Remember, those first couple of steps are the most important ones.  A positive attitude and a lot of passion are absolutely necessary to running a successful business over the long term. Your passion and dream will be your motivation during this process.



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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington

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0 Replies to “How Important Is Passion For A Successful Business?”

  1. I’m one of those people who gets bogged down by doubts and procrastination. A lot of my growing up life I was told I wasn’t smart enough or capable enough and my biggest fear is that those things are true. But, now that I’m 31, I’m actually going after my goals. I’m working more on my blog and making it a higher priority, I’m going back to school (halfway to my Bachelor’s with a 3.6 gpa!) and I’m learning more about photography so I can take better pictures. It’s hard, some days, but this is what I want to do and I finally have the confidence to start working towards these goals.

    1. Good for you Erin! That is so awesome to hear 🙂 How exciting is that going back to school and getting your Bachelors! Passion is key and it definately looks like you are well on your way to accomplishing your goals, my friend! Thank you for your awesome and honest comment 🙂 Believing in yourself is so important!! Enjoyed your comment 🙂 Keep on rocking it!

  2. Talking with people about their passions and motivating them towards that is one of my favorite things to do at my job. This was a good read and I will be sharing it with coworkers 🙂

  3. Joan,
    I like the looks of your new website! Finally I got through, after all. I agree that passion is just crucial to success: without passion, you usually just don’t find enough reasons to continue working hard enough to be a success. With passion, all the work makes sense!

  4. I’m with you there Joan… matching and merging a dream with a business has to be done with passion in the middle of the sandwich!
    There will probably be changes on the goal/dream side and on the business methods/marketing, along the way but as you say, the motivation will be the passion binding these together 🙂

  5. Hey Joan – great info – and without a reason as to why you want to do something – it most likely isn’t going to happen – it took me a long while to find my passion because I was focused on just getting out there – now I know and love what I found to keep me motivated 🙂 Big hugs 🙂

  6. I agree with you Joan.
    Passion is a very necessary ingredient in marketing . This is not as easy as it looks to outsiders, we do a lot of hard work and you need to be passionate about what you can achieve, or you will lose interest and quit.
    I enjoy your work!

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