Wise Words From Leadership: Passion and Belief


The Office of Student Leadership Development Staff encourages leaders to be inspired and reflect on the brilliant thoughts and ideas of others to influence their work. Throughout the semester, we will share our staff’s favorite quotes via the “Wise Words from Leadership” series. This month, Trici Fredrick, Associate Director of Student Leadership Development shared a quote from Will Rogers.  We hope you enjoy Trici’s quote and reflection. Click here to learn more about Trici !

“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing” – Will RogersWill Rogers Quote

Trici explains, “To me this quote best reflects all the necessary components of a successful leader.  Being effective as a leader isn’t just understanding what you’re supposed to be doing and getting it done.  The best leaders have the passion and drive that gives them momentum to keep them moving even on the hardest days. Even more important than this… loving and believing in your cause gives others the inspiration they need to join you. True passion and conviction are like wild fire. They can’t be stopped.”