I have encountered two people recently who were both immensely passionate. One about bullock teams and the other camels.

Whilst the target of their passions was different, what was common to both men was the level of interest they generated in me about their passion – I never realised I wanted to know so much about Australia’s bullocking history nor the dromedary camel!

What are you passionate about?

Are you passionate about something that it drives you? So passionate that you must share your interest with everyone you meet? So passionate that your level of emotion positively engages others?

Ned was committed to keeping the lost art of driving a bullock team alive. Coupled to this was sharing the rich history of bullocking in Australia including bullock teams’ critical involvement with everything from logging to wool, from railways to settlement. Similarly, John the camel man, shared his personal knowledge from 20 years experience. I asked questions of both men, such was their passion that I wanted to soak up their knowledge.

Do you have this effect upon anyone?

Passionate people are positive. Passionate people are determined. Passionate people are excited and excited people excite people.

As we embark upon a new year, I encourage each of us to find our passion, to live our passion, and to share our passion.


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