Passion ignites and creates.
But passion alone often flames out. Passion fights process, hates to be patient, and often tramples teamwork.
Mission aligns passion to purpose and to people.
Mission is the source of the endurance, alignment, and resolve needed to win for the long-term.
Statement of truth! I like.ReplyDelete
then the question begs: how does one successfully transition from passion to mission. Due to their very DNA, they seem destined, to be at odds...ReplyDelete
They conflict, but also reinforce. I think the best way to manage the conflict is to begin shaping the mission from the very beginning, even in the early passionate phases.Delete
So true. Passion is so inviting and spurs enthusiasm in others. It is a powerful force that can be best developed by the structure, discipline and thoughtful contemplation and ongoing review of a mission statement.ReplyDelete
Having a mission also helps in clarifying company values and goals when passion might lead one astray by the short term appeal of choices that might hinder the success of the company long term.
Jacquelyn Ekern,MS, LPC
President @ Eating Disorder Hope
Yo Mr. Brisco,ReplyDelete
Wise words...however, I feel compelled to interject. I've seen substantial Passion coupled with a worthy Mission before. More often than not, the two are prerequisites for success. However, no mission is complete without unforseeable obstacles. Which is why "Adaptation" is the 3rd side to your pyramid. To obtain success, we must maintain a healthy amount of criticism toward our own future. When unforseen challenges lead us askew, only skillful adaptation will lead us to our goals & our dreams.
-Anonymous CarsDirect Employee
all starts from a vision that is nurtured with passion to drive the mission - strategic thinkingReplyDelete