Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles around to watch you burn! ~ John Wesley
I heard that quote this week while watching a sermon by Craig Groeschel from LifeChurch.tv. As soon as I heard it I paused the sermon, wrote the quote down, and emailed it to both Skye and I (I email ideas to myself ALL THE TIME!).
I LOVE that quote! It resonates with me. It makes me want to record another video, and be EVEN MORE IMPASSIONED during it than normal.
I want people to know that I’m passionate about what I do. More importantly, I want to BE passionate about what I do!
Because there’s a distinction.
You can present a passionate face to the public, for a time, and not actually BE passionate about your topic. However, if you commit to something for the long haul your TRUE feelings will eventual come out. If your passion is just a front, a face you show to the public, it will be discovered.
However, if it’s real, if it’s heart felt, if it’s what you’re dousing yourself with and BURNING WITH day in and day out… People can tell that to0.
And I’m passionate about helping struggling small businesses succeed. I’m passionate about helping the current employee who has an idea start their business and become successful in it. I’m passionate about sharing my ideas, thoughts, and opinions on this blog!
And it shows. At least from the comments and feed back I’ve been getting. People can see that I’m lighting myself on fire with passion. AND THEY’RE COMING TO WATCH ME BURN.
Visits to the site are increasing. Comments are increasing. More and more people are contacting me to work with them. People are “watching”.
And I love it! I want to give more. I want to help more. I want more people to be successful in business.
For the first time in I don’t know how long I am waking up in the middle of the night, not worrying, but EXCITED. Ideas keep coming to me on how to help people, no matter where I’m at or what I’m doing.
And it’s contagious. People around me are feeding off it. Skye seems to be happier and she’s getting excited about getting some of her projects going that have been dormant. Friends have noticed and are starting to do things they have been dreaming about. Other members of online communities I’m a part of are feeding off of it.
What about you?
Are you so excited, so impassioned about your idea that people are “…com[ing] from miles around to watch you burn” with it? Do people KNOW you’re excited about it? Is it SO MUCH ON YOUR HEART that you can’t help but talk about it? Is your idea consuming your thoughts so that you have a hard time of seeing or doing ANYTHING without thinking about it?
If so, please share. I and all the other readers here would LOVE to know and support you.
If not, what can be done to get you there? Let’s talk.