Passion and Intensity

“Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 “Any guy that’s not working with the same amount of intensity and passion that I do, I don’t want to know.” – Zakk Wylde
There is nothing like pure and unbridled passion to drive results.  Sometimes the will to succeed is so strong that it literally overcomes all obstacle; the intensity so high that it creates its own momentum.  That energy, that focus, and that enthusiasm are one of the few intangibles I admire most in a team member.
I was reminded of this in a recent encounter/exchange with one of our fellow colleagues.  The story is worth repeating…
This past week I was working out of our corporate headquarters.  One of our key recruiting centers is located in this facility.  As it happens, I came across Rick Purcell as he prepared for his day.  Rick is an Englishman here on loan from the UK, and is serving as the head of recruitment delivery for that function. 
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