January 2, 2009
Have you ever met someone who is filled with passion and enthusiasm? Passionate about their company, passionate about their job, passionate about their relationship, or possibly passionate about their cause… I mean real passion! So much passion and enthusiasm you might think it’s too much! This reminds me of one of the people I followed up with from LinkedIn this week. Lisa Marshall a communication specialist, speaker, and at one time accused of being too passionate! Lisa’s thoughts on this… “It is impossible to be too passionate”! I have to agree with her! Have you ever seen or heard Gary Vaynerchuk speak? Did you have the thought “I wish I was as passionate as Gary Vaynerchuk”? View a portion of this video with Gary Vaynerchuk speaking at Web 2.0 Expo this year.
Do you see the passion coming from Gary? Do you feel his enthusiasm for what he is doing? Are you thinking to yourself “I wish I was this passionate about something”? The thought in your mind should not be I wish I was… It should be why not? Why not live with the same passion and enthusiasm that Gary does? What is stopping you from doing this? The difference between living and believing with passion versus not is so dramatic! People who have passion and enthusiasm are like magnets. People want to be around passionate people!
Many times I have been told to tone down my passion and enthusiasm… I admit at times I have thought this was some kind of flaw and for years I would always keep myself in check. Now I realize this is one of my biggest assets. I love to get behind something I truly believe in with passion. Lots of passion! You can be passionate about your job, company, product, spouse, or your favorite cause. Find something in your life to be passionate about and then share with those around you.
So my last thought to you is if you have ever thought “I wish I could be as passionate as (fill in the blank), why not start now… Passion is something you can turn on and turn off.. Passion is a love for what you are doing or what you believe in. Passion is the one thing that will push you forward and keep you going, passion insures you reach your end goal. Passion is one of the elements of those who achieve greatness and those who do not. Passion is in you… It’s in all of us… We just need to recognize it, feel it, and let it run through us.