Passion is contagious. The best leaders have a burning fire within them for the work they are doing. Their vision is clear and they tenaciously go after their goals and commitments. This fervor is an often overlooked necessity of good leadership. Think about the things that you are absolutely in love with. When someone asks you about a topic you are passionate about, I’m sure you could give an hour- long presentation about it. Your tone of voice changes, your body language is excited, and your eyes are open and engaging as you are trying to convey your love for what you are speaking about.
The same goes for truly passionate leaders. They’re so passionate about what they are doing that they are willing to work long hours to accomplish their goals. They are able to clearly see their full vision and commit to making it a reality. When you have this type of passion, you can rally an entire community around you and your goals. If you still need convincing, keep reading as we dive into the perks that come with being a passionate leader.
When leaders are passionate about their work and goals, their enthusiasm is contagious and can ignite the same passion in those around them. This also increases alignment within your group. It will be easier to resolve conflicts and obstacles since everyone is passionate about obtaining their goals. When people are motivated, they are engaged, focused, and are more likely to go above and beyond what is expected of them. Remember that passion is contagious and your enthusiasm will set the tone for the environment around you.
Passionate leaders have a strong sense of purpose and values that they can clearly communicate to those around them. This creates a shared sense of purpose, which can help build strong relationships and a sincere sense of community. This sense of community is very important as it increases loyalty and commitment. By nurturing these relationships it will be easier to pass on your enthusiasm for your goals. When you have a strong community of supporters surrounding you, the chances of your dreams being realized are increased exponentially. Take care of those around you.
When leaders are passionate about their work, they are more likely to persevere in the face of challenges, inspiring their partners to do the same. Passionate leaders are often driven by a strong sense of purpose and a deep commitment to their goals. Steve Jobs put it this way:
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.
Passion can be a powerful driver in your professional and personal life. When you are passionate, you are more engaging, creative, inspirational, and resilient in the face of challenges. If none of this sounds like you, there might be a lack of passion about what you are doing. It could be that the goals you have set are not ambitious enough. It’s difficult to be passionate about small, mediocre goals. Don’t be afraid to dream big and aim high. The passion you have for your big goal will make sure you aim high enough to gain success no matter where you land.