Passion is defined as a powerful emotion being enthusiastic for something. Career coach Curt Rosengren describes passion as “the energy that comes from bringing more of you into what you do”. This emotion and energy is a key element to be successful in business.
Examine if you really are passionate and bring more each day on your job, responsibilities, and projects. Your employees will notice and your results will show, if you are so. I truly believe that passion depends on you. It is about your attitude to find this passionate energy and you should first focus to find it on what you currently do. Then, amplify your vision and thoughts listening to your inner voice what to do next. But it is crucial to be passionate and always do more because THE MORE YOU DO, THE MORE YOU CAN DO.
Thinking about sports, the man who definitely has had this energy and passion was Muhammad, even until today.
“Parkinson’s is my toughest fight. No, it doesn’t hurt. It’s hard to explain. I’m being tested to see if I’ll keep praying, to see if I’ll keep my faith.”
Four facts on what Ali reached due to his exceptional passion:
1960 – Ali won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rome.
1965 – He was the youngest boxer (age 22) ever to take the title from a reigning heavyweight champion.
1981 – Before retiring Ali compiled a 56–5 record and became the only man to ever win the heavyweight crown three times. His fights with Joe Frazier and George Foreman were among boxing’s biggest events.
2005 – Muhammad Ali receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. In the same month, the $60 million non-profit Muhammad Ali Center opened in downtown Louisville. In addition to displaying his boxing memorabilia, the center focuses on core themes of peace, social responsibility, respect, and personal growth.
So, what may we learn from champions like Ali?
To be really passionate and successful we have to CHALLENGE THE NEW AND THE IMPOSSIBLE.
This passionate attitude represents Ali until today. As in sports, besides preparation, one has to go through plenty of positive and inspirational mental training to push one to excel in business. Therefore, think about your passion because it will help you to overcome obstacles and succeed in the long run.
“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them.” Muhammad Ali
Watch this video and remember to bring more every day.
To read more about the other key elements to be successful in business click on the following link. 4Ps for business success: Passion, Performance, Profit, and Purpose.
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