The Power of Passion
Improving this single attitude makes your days fly by. You wake up excited to work. You make the right decisions. You get more done in less time. Improving this attitude affects everyone around you. They believe in you, trust you and want to support you. This one attitude can change your entire life for the better.
A vital attitude for you to constantly improve is YOUR PASSION. On a scale of 1 to 10, exactly how excited are you right now? Do you really want to succeed? Are you thrilled with your goals for today? If not, you must generate some passion for your day, your week and your career.
To succeed you must be a leader, if only a leader of one person: you. "In all great leaders there is a purpose and intensity which is unmistakable." — L. Ron Hubbard
Remember how former President Reagan had UNMISTAKABLE seniority when he met with Communist leaders? Have you noticed how the best speeches of politicians, ministers or actors always include high-volume intensity? The same applies to the most successful people. "A man who merely wants to be liked will never be a leader. A broad examination of history shows clearly that men follow those they respect. Respect is a recognition of inspiration, purpose and competence and personal force or power." — L. Ron Hubbard
Passion is a self-generated tool. You have the ability to motivate yourself; to concentrate on your purpose; to get yourself excited about what you do. Your attitude sets the mood for everyone around you. They get excited if you are excited. If you are fascinated, so are they.
Recommendations you give to others that come from the heart have a greater impact.
You Can Never Be Too Passionate-
Everyone can increase their purpose and intensity. When you organize all of your activities toward one focused goal, you not only feel more joy in what you are doing, you get more accomplished. Sometimes it helps to find things that make you passionate. For example, for which of these objectives can you generate the most passion and intensity?
- Reaching a specific goal
- Accomplishing a certain level of perfection
- Making a great deal of money
- Going back to an original purpose
- Beating a challenge
- Filling your life with as much happiness as possible
- Fulfilling a duty to yourself or your family
- Helping a great number of people
- Creating a superior reputation
- Building a highly-successful business
- Helping others achieve success
- Becoming the best at what you do
- Hitting a specific statistical target
- Earning enough money to buy something you really need or want
- Making a positive impact on society
There is nothing stronger than a leader with a firm direction and passion to get there.
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