Passion is infectious.

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu left her home at the age of 18 to pursue her bigger cause.
50 years later she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
4’10” tall Mother Teresa was passion personified.
She had a steadfast belief in her work.
And the confidence to boldly express those feelings in her words and actions.
One time, she was on a flight to Mexico City.
When her lunch came, she asked how much it cost.
“Around a dollar,” replied the puzzled flight attendant.
“If I give the meal back to you,” asked Mother Teresa, “will you give me the money for the poor?”
The attendant checked and agreed to Mother’s request.
Witnessing what had happened, the others near her gave up their meals in exchange for the money for Mother Teresa.
And that sentiment spread to every single person on the plane.
But that was not nearly enough for Mother Teresa.
As the plane was landing, and with everyone’s meal money in hand, she asked for something else.
She wanted the forgone meals as well.
For the poor.
There’s an old Hasidic saying, “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”
That’s true, but only if he’s willing to express that confidence with boldness, with passion.