Passion, we either have it or we don’t. There is no grey line.
Pass by the same entrance everyday, today is one of those days when I stopped to deliberately observe the regular signage pinned on the wall next to the automated glass door. “Weird, the brand logo doesn’t look right. It looks like it’s been compressed. Has anyone realised this when we have so many walk-in customers daily who might have subconsciously accepted this standard?” – I thought.
Having to manage a few brands over 15 years, I am sensible to all aspect of brand management – especially those that I care for.
Duly sent the remark to the responsible team with hope that the mistake can be rectified, disappointment was received instead. The responsible team happily handovered to other team whom they think might be responsible. The checking, back and forth pushing on deciding whose responsibility, ignorance, and lack of brand love were driving me mad.
Really? So much time wasted on haggling over unnecessaries when it takes less than 5 minutes to get a job done.
It is that hard in getting someone else’s help to complete a job – one of the reasons I prefer doing tasks on my own under my control. If this is the case, what could be the role of leaders? How is there a learning possibility when laziness is part of the plan?
Passion is difficult to get by. All reasons employees spend so much time discussing job belonging than doing the actual job itself, especially those from corporate world. Passion is in fact a true motivator behind every action. There is no doubt that startups are reaping opportunities and growing faster than conglomerate today. The difference lies in people who are motivated and passionate in what they do versus those who are not.
Photo by Tim Marshall