How To Know Your Passion Career
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As we know, passion is one of the most important things in your life. It can help you achieve anything — career-wise included. This article will talk about how to know if your current job gives you true joy and how to find that passion within you!
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut at work. You show up every day, do what you are asked to do, and go home thinking about something other than yourself.
You start to feel like you're running out of things to be passionate about.
And while it's totally okay to want to pursue different passions, there is an ideal way to do so.
The more you expose yourself to new experiences and things, the easier it becomes to discover your passions. Plus, being passionate about what you do comes with lots of benefits, such as higher pay checks and greater success.
Finding your passion isn’t always straightforward, but here are some tips for getting started.
Ask yourself what you really like to do
It’s easy to get distracted living your life by rules and without passion. You have to find something that makes you happy before you can truly call yourself successful.
Your success as a person will always be measured not only in material terms, but also in how much you loved what you did and how fulfilled you were from it.
If you are never content with what you are doing then you will feel unhappy which is very counterproductive.
It's time to ask yourself what you really want to do and if you're willing to go through some changes to achieve those dreams.
Look at your skills
Even if you don’t feel passionate about something, chances are there's something you're doing that makes you happy. You may not love what you do, but you enjoy it enough to keep doing it, or you could develop other things - like taking lessons you want to pursue professionally-to make yourself happier.
Ask yourself how you can improve upon what you're already good at. Or maybe you can learn something new that would help you strengthen an area of weakness.
By looking for these opportunities in your life, you'll know whether or not this is something you should devote time to pursuing. And if you are able to, then go after what you want!
It will take some work and effort now, but in the long run, it will be worth it. Believe in yourself and your potential and use those talents to achieve your dreams.
Consider your dreams
A passion is not something that just happen overnight. It takes work, effort, and sometimes even a little bit of inspiration to find what you have been looking for all your life.
So how do you know if you found your passion? You don’t! But here are some things you can check into to see if it's possible.
First, ask yourself why you enjoy doing certain things. Why do you like going out every night? What makes you happy being with people?
Why does eating food taste good to you? And what made studying science fun for you as a kid?
These are examples of questions about passions that could be applied to many areas in your life. When you're able to identify the reasons behind your behaviors, then you can start figuring out other parts of your career that you love.
If you enjoyed cooking as a child, maybe teaching others how to cook is your passion now. If talking about fashion or design makes you feel comfortable, perhaps becoming a designer is your dream.
The more you expose yourself to different types of ideas and concepts, the better chance you will have at finding your passion.
Narrow down your list of dreams
Now that you have a better understanding of what makes you feel passionate, you can begin to think about how to make those dreams come true.
Most people get into the career they love by doing things such as studying business or marketing, or working in an area that is interesting to them. They might also be influenced by a friend who is successful in their field, or learned something from watching TV shows or listening to music that inspired them.
Whatever your dream job is, it’s probably somewhere within these areas. You may even know some part of the job already! For example, if you enjoy reading, then maybe you want to become an author. Or if you are good at making friends, then perhaps teaching is for you.
If none of these apply to you, don’t worry! There are many ways to pick up skills and knowledge in areas that are close to your dream job. By putting in the effort now, you will end up where you want to be later.
Create a plan
In order to know what you want to do, you have to be clear about two things: What you want and how you’ll get it.
The first step towards knowing what you want is deciding exactly that – what your goal is. It can be as simple as wanting to make money or owning a business, or something more complex like wanting to run your own nonprofit organization.
Once you've got that down, work on defining next steps to achieve that goal. For example, if your goal is to earn a high salary, then learning more advanced marketing strategies is a good start. Or if your goal is to open your own restaurant, investing in the necessary equipment is a great way to prepare!
The second part of this process is figuring out how to get those results. Figure out which skills you already have and are solidifying, and find ways to develop others. Take classes, read books, talk to people - there's no shortcut to knowledge. And don't forget to consider opportunities outside our usual boundaries - anything is possible if we're willing to try new things.
Take baby steps
Changing careers is not an easy process, nor does it happen overnight. Even if you love doing something right now, that doesn’t mean you will like doing it two years from now. So, don’t get too excited or disappointed when you hit a bump in your career journey.
Just because you loved working as a bank teller doesn’t mean you will enjoy being a banker. Having a marketable skill set is more important than just liking what you do!
By taking some time off work, you can focus on finding another job that fits you better. You may find that you are happier in the long run by simply changing positions within the same field or sector. -Samantha Johnson
Take baby steps towards your goal by altering your career path slowly. Do things that are unrelated to your dream position to see how you feel about them. What subjects are interesting to you? What types of jobs appeal to you?
Good luck is always needed before investing money into anything related to business or education. Test out different paths but don't make any major changes for at least six months. Check out our article: Tips For A Successful Transition Period To learn more.
Do not get too serious
It is important to enjoy your career, but you must also be able to walk away from it if you want to start something new. If you love what you are doing, then keep learning and developing yourself, but don’t stay in that job for more than you need to.
If there was one piece of advice that I could give to anyone trying to find their passion career, it would be ‘don’t get too serious about it.’
I think a lot of people get stuck into their careers like they have no other life outside of work. But we all have other things we care about – beyond work- such as family, friends, hobbies and so on.
If you feel like you can’t leave your job, chances are you’re still spending too much time at work. You should strive to spend less time working and more time living your life.
Let’s look at this from another angle – what does not motivate you? What gets your heart pumping and nervous system firing? It is thinking about how poor you are, or how much money you do not have. It is feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. It is being told that you can’t succeed because you don’t know how to perform one of the functions in society.
These things prevent you from living your life with passion and motivation. So, stop doing these things! If you have a job that you feel obligated to keep, ask yourself if it is worth the amount of energy that it takes to be there. Is it making you happy? Can you find other jobs more easily than keeping this one?
If you want to pursue your dreams, learn how to accept people as they are instead of trying to change them to fit your vision. Be honest about who you are and what you like so that you do not waste time on activities that do not inspire you.
Life will challenge you, but you are stronger than you think! You have enough strength within you to achieve your goals, even when you may need help along the way. Being passionate about your career means having fun while working, and knowing that you are giving good service to others.
It also means achieving your goal despite all the obstacles that get in your way. There will always be something new to learn, and someone else whose knowledge can refresh yours.