Blind Passion

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.

The Practical Leadership Guy

Claude Jones, has a passion for creating opportunities to help others succeed. And for over a decade, his life’s mission has been focused on encouraging, inspiring, and motiving others through his words and actions.

A seasoned technical leader, with over 20 years of experience, Claude is a self-taught developer that has worked his way to the executive leadership level and has experience working for a Global Fortune 1 company to high-pace startup environments.

During his spare time Claude enjoys hiking, working out, playing poker, eating, and playing board games with friends.