If you’re going to design a ski resort I imagine that you don’t need to really like skiing, but I bet it helps. I imagine the same is true for most jobs. I would guess that a movie buff would run a better movie theater, a salesman would perform better if he was a true believer in his product, a car detailer would be more successful is she loved cars and a fitness trainer would be far better is he had a burning desire to improve people’s health.
For jobs that require skill, insight and good judgment (Like our job does.) passion counts. Passion is important.
For jobs that require artistic expression (Like our job does.) passion is essential. No artist ever became great without passion. Without it you may master the skill set, but you’ll never be great.
You may get the idea that you can be great in EMS without a love for the medicine. You’re wrong. You can love the bright lights and the sirens wail; you can love the authority, the status and the uniform; you can even love the people who do the job, but if you don’t love the medicine, you’ll never be great.
Adequate perhaps, but not great.
Now it’s your turn: What do you think?
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