Many in life wants to be successful but ends up without inner peace and happiness. There are couple of elements that one must ensure are there in order to be successful or outshine in your career. One of those contributing factors is “Passion”.
“Having a passion on what you do or want to do is very important to be successful in life.”
I knew about my passion when I first learned about Computers in high school. I knew this is what I’d like to do. In quest of knowing it more, I learned about it in my free times. If in your current career you dislike what you are doing, then you need to do what you wanted to do first.
If you really like Computer programming and you are working in Real estate as Sales, then it’s likely that you’d Not be able to Outshine in Sales or real estate, as much as you could being a Computer programmer.
How to find your passion is by knowing yourself, and what you wanted to do.
If you are uncertain of your passion, try to learn about them to see if you really want to do it and you really feel great in doing it. Sometimes you want to do something, you hesitate and neither you know enough about it. When you try and learn them, then you realize that this is really great, and I feel good, and I think I should do this.
It’s extremely important for you to research about things you like to do or even when any opportunity knocks your door, then try learning about them first. If you like what you are doing or being asked to do, then that’s what matters.
There can be more than one passion in your life, and you cannot achieve all of those, but you’d not want to end your career with regret, knowing that you could do one thing, you were so passionate about.
What happens without passion mostly that you often complain about your day or work or certain business you are in. Bad days can happen to anyone but if it happens almost every other day or week or every month, then chances are its most probably due to lack of passion on what you are doing.
Thoughts that usually come into mind are that Why I don’t get the 100% results, why others get promotion and Why I’m not getting to my dream spot at work. This frustration further distracts you from doing what you really want to do and instead of spending time learning skills to outshine your career, you end up wasting your time in frustrations.
There’s a known case in which one gets good job offer during their career, which offers more Salary and Benefits than what they are taking right now, but in different field, far from their Interest or Liking. In your new role, you will probably like doing work initially but ends up regretting since you didn’t like it wholeheartedly.
“Your passion has to be there in what you do.”
At that time, right step is to Stick to your current job, considering this is what you are passionate about, instead of changing or switching fields for one-time opportunity for money. If you accept that offer, what you will lose in this case, is your Career path. I know many people who didn’t leave their current Job because the offer wasn’t about the job they would want to do.
What happens when you are working with passion at work, even your managers notice you on many Qualities such as:
- How Determined this person is at work.
- How this person always volunteers up for Challenges.
- How Open is to the change.
- How Well is at Proactive communication
- How Creative is this person.
All these qualities, and many more, are from a person who’s passionate about their work.
“Passion makes you work on yourself and your work can be seen by others.”
I didn’t know about my passion until I Learned about computers in my high school, which started from learning Course on Windows 3.1, Turbo basic, Lotus 123 and DOS, in 90s, which allowed me to follow my Passion and now this has taken me to where I wanted myself to be.
“There’s always a difference of productivity between a person with passion, compared to the person working without the passion.”
If your current job is without a passion, then more chances are that you may not succeed in the same field.
“Passion is an inner force that automatically enables you to use your attention, skill and hard work exceptionally as compared to ordinary efforts.”
If you think Passion is necessary from scale 1 to 5 (1 being the topmost requirement and 5 being bottom) for successful life, then please share your feedback.
Further if my thoughts resonate with yours, then please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts.
Author: Jawad Abid is multi-talented Business, Technology and Customer Service Professional with two decades of Experience with Large Telecoms, Banks & Outsource Service Providers, Startups and Fortune 500 companies in multiple Roles. He’s passionate about Gaining Knowledge on Technologies, How Technologies enable Businesses & Improve Lives, and Sharing it with professionals in the attempt of giving back to Community.
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