Are you in love with your organization’s mission?
It’s all about love.
Once you brush away the internal politics, the nasty board member out to get you, the job title or raise you did or didn’t get, and so many other things that can drive you nuts, it all boils down to one simple question: Are you in love with your mission?
If you are not in love with your mission, you can’t expect your donors to love it. And, you can’t expect them to support it.
Therefore, if you are not in love with your mission, you owe it to yourself, your colleagues and your donors to do one of two things:
- Learn to love it.
- Leave and go find one that you do love.
You’ll never be truly successful without love for your mission. Love is contagious. It attracts interest and support.
Don’t fight it. This is simply the way the universe works. Don’t defy the universe.
Love your mission, learn to love it, or leave.