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Success on Your Own Terms: 6 Promises to Fire Up Your Passion, Ignite Your Career, and Create an Amazing Life by James B. Rosseau Sr.

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1Shift From Drift

We’ve all heard the expression “Life is too short!” I would counter that by saying, “Life is too long.” What do I mean? Simply that life is too long not to be spending it doing something that you are genuinely passionate about.

This opening chapter creates the context and sets the stage for the essential six promises covered in this guide, all of which revolve around the promise to yourself to pursue your passion. Many of us are in a “crisis state”—wandering through the wilderness, often reactively, hoping that we find “success.” This chapter compels us to make a paradigm shift, to view our life as a journey toward success on our own terms—the passion point.

At this very moment, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there ...

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