Can You Define Your Passion
Are you doing what you love, what you have a passion for. If not read the wisdom in this inspirational thought.
Can You Define Your Passion?
Author: Byron Pulsifer, ©2012
Each individual has a definition of passion but not all of these definitions have to do with what you earn a living from. Some people have a passion for a certain hobby whether that is as an active participant or from a sideline fan, or something they have a great deal of pleasure doing as a hobby like golf, tennis, skiing, bowling, or building model planes.
that is the difference between good and great!"
In the realm of the work world, though, they are few people I meet who have an absolute passion about their work. Sure, there are lots of people who don't mind their work and even those who enjoy it on the occasional day. However, the kind of passion I am talking about refers for to a true love of what you do to the point where you give it your all every minute of every workday.
I read a story recently about a person who served in a banquet hall doing everything from prepping the site, to setting the tables for lunch. He prides himself on every aspect of his work. In fact, his dedication and motivation is well known in his place of employment.
So, you may now wonder what could he possibly gain from being so passionate about setting up tables for banquets?
Here are just a few points to think about that can also apply to your own work:
- A passion keeps you motivated and interested in each task no matter how menial
- It makes you day go really fast
- You have a sense of accomplishment in a job more than well done
- You set yourself as an inspiration to every other employee
- You will find that your productivity rises and your negativity is drastically reduced
Wisdom from Confucius
You will be much more successful, if you are passionate in what you do. Or, if you cannot find it within you to be passionate about your current job, either change your attitude or change your job.
We can find passion in what we do but it cannot be found in what you detest doing. The only passion you can have for a job you dislike is a passion to leave and go somewhere else. This is not a passion, though, that changes anything unless you first make the change.
The kind of passion I am speaking about means that you do not have that sinking feeling on Sunday night realizing that Monday the anguish and did satisfaction is about to start all over again, It is a passion that sees you roll out of bed with an expectant feeling the same kind you get when you are about to set off on a vacation for a few weeks. It is the kind of passion that puts a smile on your face as you greet your fellow workers, or puts a bounce in your step knowing that you are doing what makes you excited and happy.
It is also the kind of passion that exudes from every pore in your body when you are given a chance to talk about what you do. This opportunity may come at a party when someone new you meet asks what you do for a living and you are unable to control your enthusiasm for your work and proceed to describe every minute detail to the point to being absolutely dominating the conversation.
It is the kind of passion that stays with you on the way home, at home, and during the evening. It quietly settles over you when you speak to your child about what it is that they would be interested in when they grow up, or it is a conversation with one of your adult children when they are searching for the right career or profession. It is this passion that they also want to attain and it is part of your role to guide then through the same process that you did to find that pleasure that allows you to feel really good about yourself and what you do.
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