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Daily Leadership Thought #53 – Passion Matters

November 10, 2010

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All successful people have one thing in common: they all have a genuine passion for what they are doing.  The specifics of any given passion (including what ignites it) may vary widely, however, the intensity of it rarely does.   Instead of a mere flicker, it is usually a strong burning flame inside an individual that leads to persistent and disciplined action.  It is hard to get people’s attention in this frenetic fast paced world.  It is difficult to stay focused with all the distractions that abound in every aspect of our busy lives.  It is also never easy to put forth the consistent effort that leads to excellence and mastery.   To be a leader that truly matters you must first seek, then tap into your passion(s).  Caring deeply about what you do rather than seeing it as a job or a responsibility will make all the difference in the long run.  It will also make the journey of leadership and life much more enjoyable.