I define passion as a barely controllable emotion, like an adrenaline rush, unlocking our inner confidence enabling us to accomplish the impossible.
Question: Have you ever been so passionate about something that you were blinded by your pursuit towards success.
“I’m going to get this completed by any means necessary!”
This is what I refer to as blind passion: the lack of awareness of how your actions impact your surroundings and others.
While it’s great to have a vision and the ability to drive towards an outcome, we have to be cautious it’s not at the expense of others. I use the following behaviors to keep blind passion in check:
Be present: be conscientious, keeping disruptive emotions and impulses under control.
Be authentic: build trust by being vulnerable and honest, acting with integrity “consistently”.
Be adaptable: when situations change, be open to adjusting your approach.
Passion is a powerful emotion and if not controlled, it could have a blinding effect potentially destroying the things around you that matter most.
Be present. Be authentic. Be adaptable.