I received the prompt for today’s blog post Saturday morning. I instantly thought, “Oh no, I don’t have a passion project. What will I possibly write about.” So, I left it for the time being. Then today (Sunday) I went out for an afternoon walk. I started thinking about the prompt some more, concentrating more on the “passion” part, and getting less bogged down by the “project” idea. I have passions. So, which one am I most focused on right now? That was much easier to figure out.
I have written about leadership before. I have always been a leader (and, yes, I was called “bossy” more than once while I was growing up). It wasn’t until a few years ago and a career move that made me realize how much I enjoyed it, and how much I needed to learn. I have definitely learned from a previous boss what not to do in a leadership role. I received my administrator’s license from Indiana Wesleyan University where they focused on servant leadership. Both experiences (the negative and the positive) taught me much about being a good leader, but I am not done learning. I enjoy connecting with leaders, following leaders on Twitter and LinkedIn, reading about leaders, and books by them. My passion project is learning how to be a better leader. And I’m starting to realize that I will never finish this “project”, because I will never stop growing and learning. It’s who I am, and that makes me happy.