You cannot become rich or achieve any other kind of success in life if you don’t have a passion for what you are doing. Be it the simplest thing or the most sophisticated thing, you need passion in order to succeed.
Here we take a look at how important passion is and what different forms it must take in order to point our lives in the right direction, in the direction of super success.
- The Highway of Passion
What’s the importance of passion in your life? Where does it take you?
You have a 9 to 5 job drawing a good pay, you have a good family and all’s well with the world. But deep inside, you feel like you are going nowhere. The job isn’t moving upward either. You are actually stagnating in your career and mentally and spiritually. Something is missing. Passion. The one quality that textbooks and instruction manuals and company procedures will never talk about. Everyone is in such a hurry to make you fit perfectly into the machine like a well-oiled gear, that they forgot you are a living, feeling human being. Even you have forgotten. Ask yourself.
You don’t have to wait for dire straits to rock you out of your present mediocre life. You can decide right now, that you want to live and work passionately and make your life worthwhile. The Highway of Passion is an amazing ride. And prosperity is just one of the landmarks on this route! Get ready for the ride of your life! “When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.”
- Finding Your True Passion
What’s your real calling in life?
So, you have decided to break away from the pathetic monotony of your regular job. You want to live fully and passionately and reap all those rich rewards at the end of the rainbow. How do you find out what you are truly passionate about? How do you separate the delusions from the do-able?
Here are a few steps you can take to discover the currents that move you deep inside:
1. Read your own body language
How does your body behave at your present job? Does it tense up and ache all the time? Do you get panic attacks very often? Are you so bored that you doze at your desk? Do you keep looking at the clock as break time approaches? Then you are in the wrong job. You simply don’t have the passion for it. When you work on a job that you are passionate about, all your aches and cramps will dissolve. You will find yourself working extra hours, talking to your friends about your work and simply bubbling with life.
2. What did you love doing as a child?
Your childhood hobbies and obsessions can indicate a genuine passion. Education and family pressures often move us away from our true calling. Did you love bikes or gardening or trekking? Then maybe a career in the automobile or landscaping or travel industries is where you should be! So, sit back and recall your childhood and write down your memories. What made you smile then may still make you grin today and in the future.
3. What do you love doing as an adult?
You might very well have passionate side pursuits even today. Do you love your moonlighting job more than your regular day job? Many corporate honchos work the night shift as chefs or night school teachers. Start spending a few hours every day on your pet hobby. It may just hold the key to the real you
- Reviving Passion
Passion can be unleashed in various ways; one way is to change the circumstances that engulf you.
Sometimes to unleash the true passion in yourself, you may have to change your job to suit your aptitude better. But you may find that you do love your existing job, but simply don’t feel very passionate about it. You can study your situation and then try to make a few changes to rekindle the passion you felt when you first started working. Visualize yourself working passionately at your job. What would you be feeling? A sharp focus, clear vision of your future, total control, and mastery over your work, a healthy body, and an exuberant attitude! Then reverse engineer these symptoms to regain your passion.
Check on whether you work better with a team on the field rather than those solitary hours at a desk. Are you logical minded or creative minded? Are you crunching numbers when you would rather be in the design section? Get a revised aptitude assessment done. Below are some of the recommendations:
- Ask your superior for a re-designation or transfer to a more appropriate department.
- Exercise your body for at least thirty minutes every day.
- Let the adrenalin pump and flow in your blood.
- Eat healthy food and drink a lot of water.
- Quit smoking and using any stimulants.
- Restore the balance between your spirituality and physicality through meditation and prayer. Your refreshed body will invigorate your mind and passion will return.
- Increase your knowledge of your field by taking new study courses.
- Take time out to travel and widen your perspective.
- Take a half-pay sabbatical to add new qualifications to your resume. Some lateral career movement can bring an innovative twist in your way of working.
Passion does not come overnight. Taking these proactive steps will see a gradual increase in your enthusiasm. You will begin working with a newly fired zeal which becomes contagious, motivating your teammates as well. You will have consciously taken charge of your life again and the fruits of prosperity will be in sight once again.
Your passion could be a great tool that could take you places. Don’t stifle it. Don’t let it die. Instead, give it the right fuel and watch it blaze like an inferno. This would be the inferno of your success.