Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Does Success Fuel Passion or Does Passion Fuel Success?

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position - John Maxwell

When asked why they do what they do, wildland firefighters respond with  variety of responses. Common answers include:
  • I love what I do.
  • I get to see beautiful country.
  • I do it for the money.
  • Firefighting is in my blood.
Defining why we do what we do comes easy for some and a mystery to others. Passion may not reside with employment. Passion may not be something you seek. In fact, purpose and passion are two different things as seen in the quote below.

Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way. ~ Author Unknown

Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge - Digging a Little Deeper
  • Does success fuel passion or does passion fuel success?
  • Is wildland firefighting your purpose or your passion?
  • Did you find your passion or did your passion find you?

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