Many people say that to be successful you must follow your passion. I think it would be better to say that to be successful it is not only necessary to follow your passion but to also live with passion.
If you have ever heard or read the stories of Vincent Van Gogh, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, or in recent years, the stories of Deepak Chopra, Richard Branson, or Oprah Winfrey, you will understand what it means to find your passion and live with it.
I invite you to take a closer look at why passionate leaders achieve their goals and how to assess passion in your leadership.
Whether you see it as a strong emotion, which can become difficult to control and has been the author of great human achievements, or as something that attracts you and becomes your goal, let’s remember that passion, in some way, has always accompanied us.
We can even say that we follow our passion with great passion. It sounds redundant, but the truth is that when we discover “this” objective, we become passionate and live with passion.
The easiest way to know if you have found your passion is when you strive for it, are willing to learn or improve whatever is necessary to reach it, or have it, and do not give up when challenges come. Furthermore, you leave the excuses behind and begin to develop a high level of creativity to solve daily challenges and find the best and most effective ways to achieve your goal.
From my own experience, I can say I discovered my purpose several years ago and developed a great passion for it; to the point that I live passionately with my purpose every day.
This is a simple, but very powerful concept. Great leaders have found their passion and live with it daily. For example, Oprah Winfrey says that passion is energy and that we should follow what we are passionate about. She says that: “Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death…Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, and stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph.”.
Passion makes a leader overcome all obstacles to achieve their vision and help others reach it as well.
Don’t miss this opportunity to assess the passion you have as a leader. Ask yourself if you have the characteristics of those who live their passion daily.
These are some of the most important characteristics of leaders who live with passion:
- They love what they do
- They have a genuine desire to reach their goal
- They are not satisfied, always looking to do something better
- They face challenges
- They don’t give up or get discouraged by adversity
- They have a balance between success and failure
- They find motivation in their daily challenges
- They lead by example, not with words.
If you find that you do not have these characteristics in your leadership, stop! Start looking for what you are passionate about.
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The greatest leaders of all time have been characterized by their passion, by following what they are passionate about and living each day with passion.
Question: Is your leadership characterized by passion?