What comes first on the road to superstardom? Passion or success?
Here’s a great piece by Scott Adams (the cartoonist who created Dilbert), at the end of which you realise that the more successful you are at something, the more excited it makes you. Not the reverse.
It’s like reciprocal love versus the unrequited.
It’s also an interesting thought, when Scott says that setting up systems in the long run is more useful to setting goals and targets. If you set up a good system, whether you achieve the target or not, and even after you’ve achieved the target, you still have the impetus to follow the system. And you’ve learned something out of it.
His advice is pragmatic and definitely something we’re looking to play with going forward.