Be your best...


We understand passion as it relates to our personal relationships: it shouldn’t be that much different when it comes to what we do. Getting people to be passionate about their work impacts productivity, performance and overall satisfaction. When you’re applying for a position, make it’s one you have a real interest in: something you’ll enjoy and work hard at, and something you’ll be proud of. When you’re hiring someone, ask them why they’re interested: you’ll see the depth of their passion (or not) in their eyes and gestures, and it should be apparent. Taking any old job, or hiring just anybody won’t cut it: be choosy, and don’t settle for less. I know there’s a shortage of applicants in this tight labor market, but selecting someone just to have a body in that job (or taking the first job you find) isn’t as good as waiting to find just the right someone to fill that job (or taking the right job). Passion for the work they do moves people to move beyond themselves and be the best of themselves. Don’t settle for anything less than that today.

Joseph Campbell (1904 – 1987): American Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion