Finding Passion in your Career
Let me guess: you’re feeling like you’re having an out of body experience when you’re in your office. Like you turn off your true self and go into major auto-pilot? Been there! But it doesn’t have to be that way. Finding passion in your career is hiding right under your nose! Whenever you’re feeling that sense of survival mode, it’s tough to remember why you decided to devote yourself to your career. There are so many things that bury us under the weight of everything that doesn’t really matter.
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Our minds have a funny way of trying to protect us. Ever felt stressed at work? Our brains remember the discomfort from that day and try to make you avoid it.
In all fairness, it’s trying to protect you from harm. But it doesn’t make up for the fact that it’s making you completely miserable in the process.
Passion can be hidden behind a lot of these natural pain/discomfort blocking that your mind has set up for you. Finding passion in your career can be difficult, especially if you’ve put yourself on auto-pilot for a while.
When our brain is in control and we’re not checking on it, it tends to run a bit wild and can end up hurting you in the process.
Without checking in and steering our minds towards a positive, healthy mindset, we tend to end up with a less than ideal situation. But today, we’re here to check in and find your passion in your career!
Passion gives us confidence. When we’re passionate, we exude confidence naturally. If you’re having trouble with confidence, I encourage you to read the whole article dedicated to it!
When you’re passionate, you show others the value in what they’re doing along of you. Think of it this way, if you’re in an office where everyone is just “business as usual” you’d start to feel the same way, right?
But what if you found your passion, and shared it with others? You would lead others down the same journey that you’re going and start movement again.
Not only does it show others the value of your passion, but it creates excitement. When you’re putting in hours with thoughts and actions, that brings excitement to others looking on. That excitement brings others in and therefore, creates a whole new environment of others who are passionate.
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Let’s take a look at some questions to dive into what we’re discovering today. Set aside some time for yourself to really delve into these questions and find out where your passion and career align. Grab a pen and your journal or open a document: your choice!
What are 3 things that drew you into your career?
Was it the clientele you work with? The co-workers? The product/service? Go into detail about your career and what you truly enjoy. Take some time with this question and dive into a solid list. Look at what drew you in and elaborate on the three.
For each answer, ask yourself if these are at the forefront of each day. Do you encounter them each day or was what drew you into your career from an outsider’s observation?
Sometimes when jumping into a career, our passion can get buried under the every-day tasks. Look back at this time and see if you still feel drawn to each or has your passion evolved into something else?
What do you enjoy most in your daily work?
Are these tasks? Are these people? During your day, write down in detail what you truly enjoy. There’s no limit on what you can list here!
Focus on the positive aspects of your day-to-day, where you experience them frequently. Of those daily tasks, do any of them align with the three from above? If so, have they changed over the course of your career?
How would you improve your career?
If you had a magic wand, what would you change?
I want to encourage you to think past the habits of others. Although frustrating, put your energy into the things that would improve the deeper aspect of your job.
Of those things you would change, do you find yourself frustrated daily, weekly, or infrequently by them?
Passions & Alignment
When answering these questions, it’s important to align them with who you are and who you want to be. Look at your answers and find that common denominator when reflecting on them. What do they all have in common? What do they say about you as a person?
You want to allow yourself to be able to be align with those passions that are within your grasp. The most devastating feeling is one where we allow that haggler to be louder than our cheering crowd in the audience! Use that common denominator in those answers to build a future in your career on.
Common denominators can be as simple as helping people. When you find it, build off of it and start spider webbing. Are you more successful behind the scenes or at the forefront? Do you work best at planning or are you an expert go-getter?
Passion in your career should always have a tether to your alignment as a person. If you do something completely out of character for you, you end up with a major rift. Sometimes this rift manifests in other aspects of your life and mimics problems in relationships, mood disorders, so on.
Finding that alignment is crucial for connecting passion in your career. Connecting Back to You is a fantastic article that focuses on finding the most authentic you. Allow yourself some time to read through this to solidify a true understanding of who you are right here, right now!
Seek Out Solutions
One of the things that keeps coming up over and over again with successful entrepreneurs is that they found solutions that fit into their passion. When you have a clear focus on your passions, we want to share them with others, right? There’s nothing more gratifying and soul-satisfying then helping others, especially if it’s in something you’re passionate about.
In your career, think outside of the box of how you can apply your passion to current problems. Are you an expert on compiling multiple ideas or thoughts? There may be some projects that are held up because of a lot of ideas that just haven’t been meshed together yet.
Work with your co-workers and supervisors to find out how you can apply your passion in your career and drive results for the business.
Dream Big & Set milestone-Goals
Passions can either flourish or flicker out, depending if you follow through or not. To make a passion stick, make goals for yourself and where you want to take your passion.
Allow yourself to dream big with what you can accomplish and break free from a limiting mindset that has been building up.
Finding passion in your career can be an easy alignment exercise for yourself, however keeping and evolving that passion can be tricky if you’re not consistent in keeping your mindset on track.
Set a lofty goal, and work backwards of how you’ll get there. What milestones you want to hit, how to get to those milestones, all of this planning can open you up to a more positive mindset. In this planning, list people who can help you, either at work, home, or what resources you can study to really grow this newly discovered passion!
Allowing yourself some much needed time to realign and refocus on your passions are a must for achieving balance. If you’re looking for more growth, management and development in your personal and work life, check out the Productivity hub. This page contains everything you need to nurture and grow into the person I know you can be!
In the comments below, tell me about what your passion in your career is. Let’s start the discussion to help other’s who are going through the same and help them gain clarity!
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