Do you live a life of passion? What does this mean? Let’s look at what it isn’t first.
Do you have a job you hate? Do you have to clock in every day, feeling dispirited and broken by the drudgery of it all? If you do, and you hate your job, chances are you find the work mundane and unrewarding. You probably feel the daily commute is too long, your bosses are uncaring or unappreciative of the efforts you put in.
A Life of Passion
So what is a life of passion?
While we all have to make money to survive, how much better would it be if you left work feeling fulfilled and invigorated? Sure, we may receive a paycheck at the end of the week, but does that really make up for all the unhappy moments? Surely, the answer to that question is a resounding no. No real rewards in toiling away in a job you hate! Is there an answer?
There is an answer. It comes in finding your passion, and then working at that. It means you may have to be prepared to make short-term trade-offs for longer-term happiness and satisfaction.
Success and passion are interlinked. Success follows when we pursue our passions. It is unlikely to come from perseverance in a hated job.
We call this living a life of passion. In order to really live a life of fulfillment and walk in your truth, you must follow your passion. Many think this to be not very realistic, that it sounds a bit far-fetched, but it’s actually quite attainable. All you need is a willing attitude, a bit of determination and a positive spirit. Those, along with consistent hard work will help you live a life of passion and avoid the job you hate.
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Let’s consider how you can live a life of passion.
Determine Your Passion
Do you know what your passion is? If you want to start living a more fulfilled life, you must firstly identify what drives you. When you know what drives you, what motivates you, you will easily determine you purpose. When you know your purpose you are able to set goals, the achievement of which provides satisfaction, confidence and happiness.
To find your passion, ask yourself, is there an activity that gives you excitement? Do you find yourself daydreaming about a particular field of interest? What is it that motivates you to get up in the morning?
The underlying answers to these questions will help you determine what your passion truly is. Once you uncover that, you’ll be able to make the necessary steps towards achieving it.
Learn Your Passion
Once you have identified your passion, you need to become expert in it. This is not a short-term fix, but a long-term commitment.
Maybe your passion is to become a chef. Before you blindly pick up the pots and pans, it is important that you learn your craft before you can start to make a living from it. Study from the greats and imitate their actions. Read and soak up as much information as you can on your particular interest.
This will help you improve your skills and train you to the be the best. The better you are, the more financially rewarding it will be. When you are highly skilled and knowledgeable, you’re more likely to succeed, to find employment or start a business revolving around your passion. Remember, you can dream all you want, but it takes practice and hard work to turn the dream into reality.
After you’ve determined your passion and gathered enough information and skills, it’s time to start pursuing it as a career. This will involve different steps to take you into your new career or business.
The start might be to take up an internship or shadowing job. Perhaps change your resume to reflect your new venture. Then, begin applying for the jobs that’ll get you one step closer to your passion. When you put in the necessary work, it’s imperative that you get out of your comfort zone and really try to find your place. This will help you to lay the foundation for your future career.
Or it may be to start a new business that is based on your passion. Continuing with the example of a chef, it may lead you into starting a catering business, a product-based business such a cup cakes, or a restaurant. The possibilities are indeed numerous.
Following your passions will make you a happier and more fulfilled person. Although we’ve focused primarily on employment, and business opportunities, developing your passion doesn’t have to be purely financial. If your passion is to be a better artist, person or writer, then follow those dreams even if they’re just for your own personal development. It will make you a lot happier and more contented with life.
One of the best pieces of advice one could hear is to do everything with passion. From the smallest gesture to the biggest action, acting with passion will make you stand out in the crowd. in turn, you’ll live a happier, more fulfilled life.