Passion vs Money

Discussion in 'Self Improvement and Being Successful' started by Nazreen, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Fergal

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    Shawn please start a new thread in our Online Business Forum with some information on your site and what you want to achieve, and we should be able to help you.
     
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    Ok, thanks Fergal.
     
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    My grandpa used to say this to me "no guts no glory". Its not only true in business but in anything you do. If you are scared you will compromise,

    We dont need to compromise on life do we?? We aint gonna take the money with us when we die, we leave it. So Passion atleast lets you be happy :) I am in Pursuit of happyness, My passion is My happiness , My happiness is My wealth as simple as that
     
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    Do you think it is practical to get through life without compromising? Surely there are times when we need to compromise on something we really want to do, in our long term better interest.
     
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    I heard one of the success gurus said that happy cannot be your aim or
    your goal in your life. As happy is a state of mind. You can be happy when
    you want to. When you're sad, it is because you're thinking about
    sad things. The same, if you want to be happy, just think about happy
    moments you've in your life.
     
  6. Nazreen

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    Sorry but I beg to differ Shawn. I think that happiness is one of the most noble goals in life. This is especially true if you look beyond yourself and also aim for the happiness of others and not just yourself.
     
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    I'm not sure that I agree either. I strongly believe that possessions in themselves don't make you happy and that there are lots of very happy people who have no money. So if your goal is to acquire certain possessions, achieving that goal won't necessarily make you happy.

    What would be wrong with making happiness your goal? You could set a goal that you want to give yourself a score of 9 out of 10 for how happy you were every week, and begin by practicing being happy for some time every day.
     
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    Happiness is not a goal, it is an accomplishment at every step of life, every milestone of life....Happiness should be rather called as "way of life" in my opinion..Goals are different .......you feel happy when you have achieved your goal i.e. goal gives you happiness but happiness never gives you your goal...:)
     
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    parents always think good of there children ...the problem with passion
    just think business is ur passion u got an idea which u think that will make u lot of money ...thinking that u invest all money ..if by chance some things goes wrong.and u lost all ur money ten what will u do

    so according me passion should be there but there should be limit for a passion
     
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    You just mentioned that Happiness is an accomplishment at every step of life. Then wouldn't you be contradicting yourself when you say that it's not a goal Scifi? This is so because you said that it's an accomplishment or something that you achieved.

    If you look up the meaning of goal, it is defined as "The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective, something you want to achieve". I don't deny the fact that happiness is a state of mind, but it can also be an objective or a goal. Just like the zen practitioners who has enlightenment as their goal - enlightenment is also a state of mind.
     
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    Yeah, I have mentioned that Happiness is an accomplishment at every step of life..In this reference I mean to say that Happiness is something that should be carried in every phase of life...It is not something that have to be achieved, it is an already acquired state of mind as goes with the meaning of accomplishment too...Happiness is always within us, just we have to realize it.. It is nowhere outside us for which have to make it our Goal, which is yet to be achieved..Goal has a meaning in much broader sense.For Eg.. Sweet memories can always brings out happiness within you...SO happiness is not a goal ...

    As I have said you before too that goal gives you happiness but happiness can never gives you your true goal....The same goes here too!!!:)
     
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    I do see your point Scifi and I agree 100%, that happiness comes from within. However, if someone is not happy, they might set themselves an objective along the lines of "I will be happy in six months' time".
     
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    What about the man who wants his wife and kids to be happy so he works very hard in his job and also takes some day off to spend some quality time with his family? Isn't the happiness of his family a goal? What if at the same time, the happiness of his family also makes him happy? So his goals are more than two-fold, his and his family's happiness and also to be a good provider for them.

    As I said before, yes.. happiness is a state of mind. There's no question about that. But it can also be a goal. "Goals" and "State of mind" are not mutually exclusive.
     
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    Ok,, Now I do agree that Happiness can be a goal But still, it can not be termed as a noble goal of life because then that means you are always searching for happiness through out your life, as happiness is your goal of life...
    Moreover, Happiness of family can be a goal but again it can not be a goal of life,, Mam works hard to keep his family happy, if that his goal, then this goal is that thing which gives him happiness, not the happiness gives him his goal...:)
     
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    Good posts. Now that we're living in a world where money matters, I think that for most people it's always MONEY first. We will starve without it. We tend to do stupid things without it. So I say Money first and do what you love on your spare time. heheh...
     
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    Money is more important as it is the starting point of everything. Your passion will also get a beating if you do not have money in hand.
     
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    At any cost we cant compromise on our passion for money and hence I concentrate upon my passion first. For example I love marketing but i was offered a software job for an handsome amount. But i rejected them inorder to pursue on marketing
     
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    the easiest way to reach both of them is make the hobby became a source of money, lot of people in my neighborhood that have a good income from their hobby,
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    hope You can read melayu :)
     
  19. shmily5660

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    Both are important. If you have passion on something then it depends on how successful you become in it and Money is also needed to start ur passion
     
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    You mean to lose control and start buying everything, traveling, playing casino, going to parties and things like that? Well, honestly, I'd like to enjoy life if possible.But who could enjoy life without money?I think that create a fortune and then choose passion would be my choice.:)
     

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