Affirmation: “Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” - Julia Child
I used to apologize for leading. Whenever a situation presented itself, I always seemed to gravitate toward the leadership role whether it was leading a group of my peers through the unknown streets of Paris at 17 years old or participating in process improvement project teams. I never really wanted to lead, but I always did.
I used to resist leadership, shrugging it off, not knowing how to do it well and not welcoming the opportunity. No matter how hard I tried to resist, I kept finding myself in leadership roles. Once I got turned on to assessments like DiSC, Myers-Briggs, and Fascinate, I realized that I am hard-wired to lead. I was designed to take the lead. This thing called leadership that I have been struggling to resist my whole life is actually what I was designed to do. It’s my life’s purpose. And if it’s my purpose, I might as well pursue it with gusto.
Ever since I’ve had this awakening, leadership has become my passion. I love it. I love leading others. I love leading myself. I love watching others step into leadership roles and succeed. I read about leadership and talk about it incessantly. My 9 year old daughter even wrote an essay about how she admires me because of my passion for leadership.
I have learned to stop apologizing for my passion. What if Julia Child apologized for being passionate about French cooking?
What are you passionate about? How does your passion manifest itself on a daily basis?
Quit apologizing for your passion, embrace it and get out there and change the world!
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