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Things to Think About - The Difference Between Stress and Passion

Things to Think About
By Pepper de Callier

The Difference Between Stress and Passion

I was raised in the farm country, so I guess that’s why complicated explanations don’t sit well with me.  I like things to be simple and direct.

In my work with people, the topic of passion comes up frequently—passion in the context of careers and leadership style.  I think I have had some pretty good explanations for passion over the years, but I have to admit that this one from Simon Sinek beats mine, hands-down, for its simplicity, and in its juxtaposition of stress.  Here it is.

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.” 

It kind of gives one pause for thought, doesn’t it?

Till next time…

About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at / 

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