Passion, Intention and the Power of Words
October 12, 2011 2 Comments
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are important for all of us. So is how we frame our personal brand, which is more powerful than we know. I believe that most of us have good intentions, but that doesn’t mean people will always understand whether or not those intentions are meaningful.
I have known people who are passionate and care about the work they are doing so much you can see their perseverance and determination. When they care about things they do it in a BIG way by taking on a new task, making a difference for others, staying focused, etc. These traits can work for us or against us. Passionate people are often misunderstood and can be judged as trying to be in control because they have high expectations of themselves and others.
What if we took a step back and asked ourselves what their intent is?
The key is positioning. We have to be reminded there is always another way and often a good mentor can help us remember that. The video below does an amazing job of getting the point across.