Source: INC. 

Brief extract.

I’m going to show you 10 habits of the most remarkably passionate people.

1. They approach everything with enthusiasm — no matter what. 

Being enthusiastic about making a television appearance, or public speaking is easy. Remaining enthusiastic in everyday meetings is where magic can happen.

Passionate people know that each step, no matter how monotonous is one step closer to fulfilling a dream. They never seek outside motivation. It naturally flows through them because they can see the bigger picture.

They know each step sets off a ripple of positivity toward their mission.

2. They have grit to persevere, and they never, ever make excuses. 

Being comfortable with delayed gratification can be an asset to anyone. Being comfortable with being uncomfortable can be a super power.

Sitting with yourself in your darkest moments can teach you a great deal. Examining how you treat set backs, and how you grasp for excuses when things go wrong will inform you.

Passionate people have forged calluses to discomfort. They launch headlong into challenges. The more they do this, the easier it becomes. Which fuels their next challenge.

3. They know that they have to work at being happy. 

Happiness is your job. It’s not something served to you at a five star hotel on a silver platter.

Remaining happy and approaching life’s challenges from a positive mindset is like building muscle. Passionate people aren’t irrationally happy running around hugging everyone they see. They have confidence in their own ability to do the impossible.

They worry about what they can control, not about the things outside their realm of influence.

4. They have laser focus, to the point of obsession. 

Many people lose themselves in certain endeavors. Sucking up psychic energy by their manic, misguided endeavors.

Passionate people align themselves and define their mission. Then they set out to complete that mission with ferocity.

This perfect focus can seem like obsession to outsiders. When it’s aligned with the person involved it becomes a magnet for more. More opportunities, more wealth, more growth.

5. They believe in themselves and have deep self confidence

Self confidence can be a fleeting thing. On one hand you’re speaking with your team about your vision for your company, and your confidence is through the roof.  Then you get up in front of your colleagues at a conference and you feel like a second grader applying to Harvard. Odd, how that works isn’t it?

Passionate people don’t dwell on the moments when they have low self confidence. They know that we all lose the magic of self confidence at some point.

So, they define the things and situations in which they feel most confident.  This becomes their playground. They work to grow outside of their confidence bubble, for sure. But they know where they have the greatest self believe and they embrace their swagger.


Chris Dessi is CEO of Silverback Social. He is a personal branding expert, author, and speaker. Full bio

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