Are You Passionate About Your Job?
Passion is the fuel that drives and propels us. When we lack that passion in our jobs, it makes going to work everyday difficult. And pulling ourselves out of bed almost impossible. What if you could wake up every morning and be excited about the day, be excited and doing something you love? That’s what having passion can do.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius
Are You Passionate About What You Do?
If you are stuck in a job that doesn’t do for it you then you will need to fulfill your passions in other areas of your life. By doing something that you’re passionate about, it helps to offset the negative feelings you have about your job. Especially if you are one of those who are all work and no play. (That was me.) It’s important to have a balance in your life. Spend time working at your job but then you also want to spend time doing the things that you love and that you are passionate about.
If you feel very strongly about making a difference then perhaps volunteering will be the avenue for you to pursue. Perhaps you are needing some “me time”. So many of us spend so much time taking care of others and working that we forget to take some time for ourselves. This typically leads to feelings of depression, resentment and burnout. Is there a hobby you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t made the time? Participating in right brain activities helps to quiet the mind and reduce stress.
Simply spending 10 to 15 minutes everyday doing what makes you happy with have a major affect on your life. If you aren’t able to change your career to something that you are really passionate about, then make the time to do other things that you love.
If you love what you’re doing, awesome!! So many of us follow the logical or expected paths in life and it’s not until we are much older that we are disappointed that we didn’t follow our hearts. As the mother of a teenager, I am always asking people in the field that he wants to study in if they like what they do. The majority of them say for him to choose something that he is passionate about.
How To Know if You’ve Found Your Passion?
Have you ever said, “I will know it when I see it?” It’s the same thing with discovering what you’re passionate about. When you are doing things or working in a career that you are passionate about, happiness, motivation and drive overcomes you. For this reason is why some entrepreneurs are workaholics. It’s because they are passionate about what they are doing.
This is also how some can get lost in painting or why spending time volunteering doesn’t seem like work at all. I always say, “If it makes your heart sing, do it!” The feeling of elation you experience when you do what you’re passionate about is almost addicting. Once you’ve experienced it, you will want to have more. And you should.
Even if you can’t work at a job you’re passionate about, you can add activities to your daily life that you are passionate about. Just the boost you will get from it, will help make going to your job not as bad. And you never know what other opportunities may open up for you.
I work with many entrepreneurs on a daily basis. It is always crystal clear to me which ones are following their passions and which ones are just trying to make a buck. Being an entrepreneur can be challenging. And for that reason is why it is so important that you are passionate about what you’re doing. Additionally, those who are passionate about their mission, will experience more success than those who are just in it for the money. Why? Because the passion and their intentions will be evident to others.
What’s Should You Do?
If you’re stuck in a job that you can’t leave, then here are some suggestions:
- Spend 10 to 15 minutes everyday doing something you enjoy. This might include a hobby, exercise, meditation, reading, spending time with friends and family or just some necessary quiet time.
- Consider starting a business around something you are passionate about. Dedicate some time on your days off.
- Find a organization and spend some time volunteering there. Making a difference in the lives of others is extremely rewarding.
- Do some soul searching. If you aren’t sure what you’re passionate about, spend some time pondering that question. Think about the things you enjoyed doing as a child or ask yourself if you won the lottery tomorrow what is something you would start doing or continue doing.
Believe me, I know what’s it like to feel stuck working at a job that you hate. And just like I did, you can take baby steps and start to spend more time doing the things you love and you will be surprised at how your outlook on life and how new opportunities will become available to you.
What’s your passion? Share below I would love to hear about it.