Passion: The fork in the road between Nelson Mandela and Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe? by Roz Usheroff

Posted on December 10, 2013


Editor’s Note: Does dedication come before passion, or passion before dedication? Roz Usheroff poses this interesting question by linking two people I would have never thought of in the same world, let alone the same article.

So here is the question . . . are you dedicated or passionate about procurement?

The Remarkable Leader

While President’s may not one day eulogize you as being a “great liberator,” you can nonetheless cast a giant shadow within the context of your world – big or small.

At least this is what I have taken away as one of Nelson Mandela’s enduring legacies, which was exemplified by his famous quote; “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”

In a life steeped in challenges and hardship, yet firmly anchored in the eternal principles of serving the best interests of others and the world in general, Nelson Mandela truly walked his talk.

But beyond the global outpouring of accolades, what does Nelson Mandela’s life really mean to all of us in a practical sense?

In this context I found it to be an interesting irony that in the very same USAToday online edition, that paid homage to…

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