Mark Cuban on Passion vs Success

“‘Follow Your Passion’ is easily the worst advice you could
ever give or get … [I]f you have been able to have some
success, what was the key to the success? Was it the passion
or the effort you put in? …

Let me make this as clear as possible:

1. When you work hard at something you become good at

2. When you become good at doing something, you will
enjoy it more.

3. When you enjoy doing something, there is a very good
chance you will become passionate or more passionate
about it.

- Mark Cuban

We all seek to success in our lives in one way or another. For many of us, the hard road to success is finding what venture to start, or what kind of business to get in to. I really liked what Mark had to say in this quote. It’s a great wake-up call for many people. The last part really stuck in my mind, about how your business, when you become good at it, will become your passion.

I found this quote while on Andrew Youderian’s website: (it’s a great resource for budding entrepreneur’s looking into e-commerce). He analyzed this quote and had already applied it to his own life; one of his online ventures is selling boat motors, a topic which he initially had no knowledge in, but one that he became rapidly knowledgable and passionate about as he worked on his store.

He re-iterated Cuban’s idea in the following quote:

“When you’re successful at something, you naturally become
passionate about it. It’s how life works. I don’t care if it’s
water purifiers or cow manure; if it brings you success, I
PROMISE you’ll learn to become passionate about it at some

Time to work and make something successful.

Andy Chen

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