How To Work With Passion
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This week, we are going to talk about something that is probably one of the most important things you will work on in your life. Something that impacts not only yourself but those around you.
Having a passion or career means more than just being paid for it. It’s beyond money; it’s about who you are as a person and what you believe in. It’s exploring new ideas and concepts, and having fun doing so.
It’s creating experiences for other people, helping them achieve their dreams and goals.
Most importantly, it takes constant effort to keep working at it, even when you don’t feel like it. You have to be motivated by something inside of you – something that drives you every day.
There are many ways to use your passions to help others, and many ways to make an impact. But there is one thing that can transform someone else’s life, and that is understanding how to work with passion.
Working with passion doesn’t happen overnight, but if you work at it consistently, it will pay off in dividends. And they won’t always be visible ones!
Here are some tips to help you along the way.
Find your passion and those who feel the same
We are all given different life assignments, depending on our personal beliefs and experiences. Some people find joy in teaching others, while other people enjoy working in an office or with numbers.
For some, creating new things is what makes them happy. If you're one of these people, then investing time into creative projects can be motivational.
If you want to learn more about how to work with passion, explore the field of psychology. There are many theories that explain why certain behaviors give you happiness.
Knowing the reasons for emotional well-being can help you identify your passions and hobbies and motivate you to pursue them.
Make a career out of your passion
After you determine what you are passionate about, you can choose to make it your career or find new opportunities to apply your passions in other areas. If you’re already working with something, try moving onto another thing that interests you!
It is very important to enjoy what you do for a living, otherwise you will be distracted every time someone else doesn’t seem as engaged in their job. You will also become dissatisfied with your own work which will affect your performance.
If you feel like you need a change, go within yourself to see if there are any long-missing passions waiting to come out. Don’t worry about how much money you have saved for this next step — instead focus on knowing and feeling that you are happy being who you are and doing what you love.
This will help you achieve your goal more quickly because you won’t be looking outside yourself for proof that you matter and should keep going.
Know your limitations
There is a reason that people work hard to feel passionate about what they do. It gives them an internal source of motivation, it boosts their mood, and it helps them connect with other people.
Many people struggle with passion because they believe they must be doing something they are not excited about to deserve our respect. They think if you don’t love what you are doing, then you aren’t working hard enough or you are in poor quality of life.
This isn’t true-working even when you hate what you are doing can make you happy. You will probably experience a lot of stress and anxiety, but there have been studies showing that happiness from outside sources like this outweighs the negative effects of feeling stressed out.
If you need to make changes, know when it's time to shift things around and find new opportunities. Don't force yourself into something you don’t want just for others' expectations or so you won’t break down crying at a meeting.
Keep an open mind
Changing your career can be difficult at times, which is why it’s important to keep yourself open to possibilities. You don’t need to love every job in this world, but you should try to like most of them!
Many people get stuck in their careers because they apply the same rules to new jobs that worked for someone else. But life isn’t quite so simple as that!
If there’s one thing we've learned, it's that everyone has different personal goals and priorities. What works for Thelma might not work for Louise, and what makes Jane happy may not make Bob feel good.
As long as you're being true to yourself, then no matter who you are, where you live or what kind of money you have, you'll be leaving this earth with just "You" as your legacy.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy what you do, but instead of looking forward to going home after working, think more about how much you'd regret not doing your current job for the next two hours.
Challenge your beliefs
Changing how you feel about something is often just changing what you believe about it. If you think that studying math is boring, then you will probably never really enjoy it.
If you believe working hard isn’t worth anything, then you won’t try very hard. You’ll settle on the level of effort you put into your work and that won’t do you any good.
Research has shown that there are three main reasons why we get motivated to perform certain tasks. They're called incentive motivation, task motivation and intrinsic motivation.
Incentive motivation happens when you receive a reward for doing a specific behavior. For example, if you study harder, you'll earn a higher grade.
Task motivation comes from wanting to complete a particular job. You're motivated by the need to satisfy this desire.
Intrinsic motivation occurs when you want to do a thing because you want to know what else is involved in doing it. You're interested in the activity itself.
It's difficult to be passionate about something if you don't understand the nature of passion. But you can always learn more about it!
Take some time today to explore different types of passions and see which ones apply to you. Then, use those as sparks to create your own passion.
Let's look at another way to work with passion. The first rule here is take risk, not just now but always. You will never make progress if you are not taking any risks.
Taking risks means doing things that may not work out in your favor immediately. For example, when I was a student, my professor would often tell me that my writing was very good, even excellent, but it needed some serious editing.
He would give me pages of edits and then ask me to start rewriting or re-constructing parts of my piece. Sometimes this took hours or days!
But he wanted me to really put my effort into it so that I could eventually improve upon what I already had.
This process sometimes hurt my feelings because I wanted to show myself more respect by writing my best possible version of something quickly, but he made sure I knew how much I truly valued my talent before I toned down my efforts.
Don’t get too comfortable
We become invested in things not because of what we want, but because of who we are attached to. I will never know why you read “The Catcher In The Rye” or how it made you feel until I have met you, so I can’t really ask you that.
I think there's a reason why people watch sports games or movies they've heard about before and then quickly turn off when they're done- they don't understand the appeal.
What makes something interesting is often just looking beyond the surface effects.
You could be reading this article right now and your mind could already be made up about all sorts of different things, but at the same time you might also find other things very boring.
We're all unique and special, with our own stories and experiences that we bring to whatever we're doing.
Find the right mentor
As we know, passion is what gets you into your career and keeps you there. It’s also what helps you achieve success in the career of your dreams. While some may say that being passionate about your job takes away from personal time, it can have the opposite effect.
By having a constant work ethic and motivation to do your best every day, you will find yourself spending more time doing things you love and less time feeling stressed or overwhelmed by responsibilities.
Having a mentor who inspires you and pushes you to be better not only at your profession, but beyond it as well can help you in this regard. Your mentor can be someone at your workplace, an outside professional, or even a famous person.
Finding a mentor can feel hard at times, especially if you don’t see much growth from people around you. That’s why it’s important to try different methods before settling on one that works for you.