Not enough to have a passion, you have to have a work ethic too

By | June 23, 2016

Teacher : I saw some of your paintings.

Student  : I am really passionate on painting. How do you feel on them, Sir?

Teacher : Good..You paint well. But your passion alone won’t drive you.

Student  : I am in damn love with painting. But yes, sometimes I feel bored.

Teacher : It’s not just enough to have a passion and skill.

Student  : Sir..?

Teacher : It’s not just enough to wish for something or want something. You need to handle the boredom of repetition, the boredom of repeated process.

Student  : Sir, how can I escape from that boredom?

Teacher :  You cannot escape from that boredom. It is humane. You need to find your own way to work through boredom. There are no magic sticks to inspire you every time. You need to put in hours and time. You should not make yourself driven by priceless emotions when you have a great goal to achieve. You need to love that boredom of repetition and make yourself under continuous practice.

Student  : Yes Sir, I understand, ‘It’s not enough to have a passion, need to have a work ethic too’. Anyone can work better when inspired, but the real performer is the one who performs the best even when no one is there to motivate him.

41 thoughts on “Not enough to have a passion, you have to have a work ethic too

  1. Shalini

    Wow… This is amazing Akhila ! Will keep your words of work ethic in mind when i get distracted ^_^

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    1. Akhila Post author

      thanks Shalini..it is difficult to practice.. but when we are on the right track, there will be ways to work even through the boredom

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    1. Akhila Post author

      thank you Preeti..so have you done the ground works of ethics upon your passion..?

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      1. pins & ashes

        haha! well, not quite.. but a still a reminder. I have a tendency to get bored of things easily! because I overdo it, so need to take it slow!

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  3. theonlysup

    did you hear … “victims love leaisure , leaders love learning” you will feel bored , tired , exhausted ..giving up . but great thing about leaders is they still do it ..they still put efforts besides this.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      yes exactly.. this is my point. you described it in a better way.. thank you

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  4. fairykumar

    This is the harsh reality of Passion! But the repeated practices make us suit everything we are doing! Then it becomes our love!!

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    1. Akhila Post author

      yes absolutely you said it little fairy..there is a hair line gap between that love and boredom arising due to repeated practice..and when we are able to direct it to the right path, succeeded

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      1. fairykumar

        Yes!! The way to “Right Path” is difficult but when it becomes visible for us… Things work for us!

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  5. Akhila Post author

    I am really happy with your words dear.. you are right, when we think about it only, we realize the same and the ways are opened infront of them

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  6. Sarang Khanna

    So true! This deserves a 100 likes… All the much needed motivation [ I paint 🙂 ]

    You make wonderful posts.

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    1. Akhila Post author

      Sarang, that’s a wonderful complement..I am blessed..thanks a ton

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