Passion is Not Commitment


by Brandon Steiner August 27, 2015 0 Comments

What does everybody say when they go into a job interview?

“I’m so passionate about XYZ and that will make me a good candidate for (INSERT COMPANY HERE).”

That doesn’t work for me.

Why? Because it isn’t true. Passion doesn’t lead to commitment and it never has.

It’s the other way around. When you make a commitment to something, it means you’re setting a goal. You’re telling yourself, “I am willing to do this and sacrifice that.” By making a commitment, you’re recognizing that there is a certain level you have not yet attained, but want to reach. And, when you have these goals, you will develop a passion for said goal.

I say this because not everything that you commit to is something that you want. Take the workplace, for example. You have probably been handed a project that was really important, but that you did not find enjoyable. Instead of blowing it off, you made a commitment to getting it done, knowing that doing to would lead to some sort of benefit for you. And in that process, you become passionate about your goal; passionate about your commitment.

Love it or hate it, you must bring commitment to everything that you do if you plan to succeed.




Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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