Passion and vision are like best friends joined at the hip. When your vision is big, your passion should match it.
You've probably heard the word "passion" aaall over the place. That doesn't make it any less important though.
Passion is real - and you need it to reach your goals. It's also not just about enjoying something. It's about needing something.
If you have passion, you wake up and fall asleep thinking about your vision and how amazing it'll be when it finally happens.
Here's a thought for you: "Leaders need to have passion cause that's what makes them tick."
Let's pretend you're a leader and you have two big goals.
The first goal is something that lights you up when you think about it. You love it so much you WANT to work on it. You want to see it happen more than anything.
The other goal is just something you have to reach to make someone else proud... like your parents, for example.
Which goal is going to motivate you more?
And which one will people around you be more motivated by?
People aren't stupid... they always know when their leaders are faking it. Am I right?
If you feel passionate about something, it's going to spill out of you in every way. And great leaders are passionate about their vision. Their passion helps them make sure the vision becomes a reality.
And that same passion will help you see your dreams actually happen!
Real-Life Example: Mother Theresa
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop were not there, I think the ocean would be less by that missing drop.”
Mother Theresa was quiet and shy, but boy was she was passionate. She didn't care about being famous. She did what she was born to do, and spent 50 years working with the poorest people in the world. She founded a missionary order that's active in 133 countries today.
Phew! Her work out-lived her... all because her passion made her dreams a reality.
Why It’s Important in Everyday Life:
When you have passion for something, you'll wake up every day ready to hit the ground running. You're gonna feel like you can take on the world.
Maybe you've been doing things you feel like you're supposed to do. But what if you did what you actually cared about?
It'd be WAY easier... and you'd be way more effective.
This is pretty sad to say - but not everyone ends up doing what they love. And it's a shame! Going after the goals you're passionate about is way more rewarding than going after something that doesn't inspire you.
Maybe you're thinking "But I can't follow my dreams right now! At least not the ones I'm actually passionate about."
Well, just being passionate about them in the first place is the first step. When you're passionate about something, you're gonna feel better about yourself and happier in general.
Have you ever had someone tell you if you work hard and reach your goals, then you'll be happy?
Well, what if you START by finding something that makes you happy, and work towards that? Why does happiness have to be the destination and not the journey it takes to get there?