Among the many books that I am currently reading is John Maxwell’s, “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader“. It’s a short book and I’ve committed to read a chapter a day. Today’s quality is Passion.
Passion is something I have longed for. I don’t really have passion for anything – at least not in the “keep you up at night” sense. I enjoy doing a lot of things but nothing really keeps me up at night. I may have bursts of enthusiasm but it quickly fades and I’m back to being Mister Even-Keel. Never too excited about anything.
So, I’m not happy with that part of myself. How do I change it? The book gives me a few suggestions:
- Take your temperature – How passionate are you about your life and work?
- Return to your first love – sometimes events in life distract us from our true calling.
- Associate with people who have passion – it’s contagious.
I’m currently at step 1. Trying to identify step 2 and looking for people in step 3.
What is your passion? What keeps you up at night? If you have developed a passion for something, how did you do it? I am interested. I’m ready to lose some sleep!