“Be Passionate & Determined”
This is actually not a quote from a person but a quote I recently saw while shopping online at Zappos.com. These two words incited that extra energy for me when I read it and wanted to share this. As a leader, our team counts on us to help them overcome their challenges and obstacles to reach their goals. Leaders need that extra energy to continually be “on”. I work hard and many tell me that I will burn out if I don’t slow down a bit. But it is the passion and Determination to succeed that keeps me moving and it fuels my energy to keep performing at my best.
It is pretty awesome for a company to have these “family core values” and as it states on their website:
Passion is the fuel that drives us and our company forward.
We value passion, determination, perseverance, and the sense of urgency.#9
You can read the full core value #9 and their other values by visiting it on their site: Zappos Family Core Value #9
As a leader, we want to instill this passion and determination to our teams to provide them with that fuel to drive them to success and to give them that extra energy to go above and beyond. It is true that the passion and determined spirit does move companies and teams to be successful. In this case with Zappos.com, they made it part of their culture. You as a leader or individual can also instill this in yourself as well as in your team culture by adopting these two simple words and to focus on these values that will help your team deliver amazing results. What does these two words mean to you? What does it mean for your team if you are a leader? I always succeed at what I do when I have the passion behind it as well as the determination to succeed, with that combo, anything can be accomplished.