"I want to make sure they have passion for what we are
doing and it is not fake passion".
This was not a statement from a woman wanting to be loved by her significant other.
This was a statement from a man wanting to be sexually fulfilled in a relationship with a significant other.
This statement was made by University of Michigan Football Coach, Rich Rodriguez. Coach wanted his players to be emotionally and physically capable of functioning at peak performances. He wanted to weed out those who want the glory of being on the team, but were not willing to work hard enough to be champions.
I pondered this statement as I realized how relevant it was for any team or relationship. Just being on the team is not enough for passion.
Is the mere presence of being on the team "fake passion"?
If a person is not willing to push him or herself, work hard and prepare to become a champion, does it mean they have "fake passion"?
Is coach Rodriguez right?
Is it necessary to work hard, prepare to overcome frustrations, and be physically and mentally fit in order to be passionate?
From a mental fitness perspective, it is important to think thoughts that will generate passion.
It doesn't matter what game it is. What matters is training and learning to think in a way to generate passion!
Remember, We Live with Passion Or Lack of Passion Created by the Choices We Make!
Life and Mental Fitness Coach