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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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2Promise 1: Embrace the Passion

Maybe it’s tempting to play small, to go for the safe path, to settle and take the well-traveled road in front of us. Ask yourself how long you can continue on that road without the jet-fuel that passion provides. Then consider Nelson Mandela’s observation: “There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” In this life, passion blows the doors open. Yes, going after what you really want, what you’re really passionate about, demands so much—time, effort, sacrifice, and even pain along the way. Though playing small might seem easier in some ways, it also comes with nagging thoughts.

They tug at your sleeve asking, “Is this all there is? Is ...

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