April 18, 2011

Joyless Passion

"The worst sin - perhaps the only sin passion can commit - is to be joyless."

Dorothy L. Sayers
20th century English author

Ever notice how many company vision statements include things like, "We are passionate about what the company does"? 

How many of those who do then appeared to you to actually be passionate?

Joyless passion?

Don't say it if you can't be it.


  1. but there are those who are passionate about what they do. people who paint or build things, people who teach, in some cases farmers.

  2. Yes there are and few if any absolutes of anything (everyone, always, no one ever.)

    My point has to do with what I have seen in the majority of vision statements claiming "passion" with little to back up the claim in their day to day activities.