Jackson Brown once said: “Love your work, then you will find pleasure in mastering it.” Finding your passion is the key to your success. In fact, passion strengthens confidence, and confident people become great leaders and earn the respect of the others. Likewise, believing in yourself, you’re more likely to take action, to stand up for yourself in a fair and consistent manner. Otherwise, you may find yourself unheard or unfairly treated. As well as our self-confidence increases, we begin to push the boundaries of our comfort zones. It’s in this expanded territory where we can discover new passions we never knew we had! That’s what successful leaders do, they think outside the box. Every time you take a new action you get new result. It might not be the result you expected but you will definitely get a result. If it is a successful one, you’ll keep looking for ways in order to apply it to other situations. If it’s a different result than you expected, you will have learned something new. Take that learning and use it to help you to be better leader. In conjunction with what John Wesley said: “When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn.” This is what happens when a leader has passion. He starts gaining more influence with others and people want to be a part of what’s going on. So if you want to raise your influence then you need to be a passionate person.