Passion is the indispensable quality in a leader.
Passion can enable a leader with inferior gifts, talents, or education to surpass a more qualified leader in fruitfulness.
Passion really is the great difference maker. It is the fuel that causes a leader to try harder, work smarter and do whatever it takes to achieve the goal. It is not surprising that the pinnacle moment in the ministry of Christ, where he pushed through the threat of death to achieve his ultimate mission has historically been called, “the Passion of the Christ”.
Here are four things that can enlarge your capacity for passion.
- Passion is born out of burden. If you have ever experienced a soul crushing burden that you could not shake, you need to be aware that the pain of the burden was the birth pangs of passion.The burden becomes the fuel for our passion. Over the long run you will discover that The same thing that burdens your soul, often reveals your destiny.
- Success stirs passion. Being clear on what you consider to be a win is vitally important. As you see wins, both large and small you will feel that your passion is not in vain.
- Proper rest protects your passion. Passion is distinctly emotional, as such it is a limited resource and it can be drained. Proper rest and recuperation is essential to maintaining the passion that you desire to exhibit.
- Strategic relationships charge your passion. We really do become like the people we surround ourselves with. Leaders know that if they are to maintain passion over the long run they must intentionally surround themselves with positive people who exhibit energy and wisdom.