This weekend, I went to the Blackhawks convention. Although the sessions were great, what stood out most were the fans.
They were everywhere, sharing facts about coaches and executives and defending their favorite players, and it made me think…why is this passion so prevalent in athletics but absent from many workplaces…why do people know everything about their favorite team but nothing about the co-worker who sits next to them…why are people willing to wait hours for an autograph, but reluctant to put in extra time at work?
People should have the same type of loyalty, passion and dedication to their jobs and companies as they do to their favorite sports teams. You should want to jump up and down and cheer when something goes well at work, and spend hours rehashing what went wrong after a failed meeting.
Pursuing your passions shouldn’t be reserved for the weekends and after work hours. So find what you love to do, find what inspires you, and pursue it.