“It [what you choose to do] has got to be something that you’re passionate about because otherwise you won’t have the perseverance to see it through.” Steve Jobs
There are a couple of key words to this thought, but the primary word is “passionate.”
When was the last time we were so excited about something that we could not sleep? What is it that is driving our lives, especially as leaders?
While passion is most often associated with the excitement or enthusiasm associated with an individual or project, there is so much more that relates to it.
Passion is a word that comes to us from the Latin language and it reflects the idea of suffering and sacrifice. This is why Mel Gibson titled his 2004 movie The Passion of the Christ; it was about His suffering.
When leaders are passionate, it will be seen through what they are willing to do, to suffer or sacrifice, in order to achieve the goal.
This is why when passion is present, leaders will persevere to see it through.