Passion is a powerful word. The urban dictionary definition is:
‘When you put more energy into something than is required to do it. It is more than just enthusiasm or excitement. Passion is ambition that is materialised into action. To put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible.’
Wow! Imagine having that feeling for what you do at work as often as possible. Take a moment to visualise how life would be different for you.
So what’s stopping you? What is getting in the way? Try these 5 rules and see if you can find passion for your current career or find it for something new.
Take a risk
Fear can be a very disabling emotion that can hold us back from living a rich and fulfilling life. Get used to stepping out of your comfort zone and try something new every week. As the author Susan Jeffers says ‘ Feel the fear and do it anyway’. Then when you’ve mastered your fears take a risk to experience more passion in your work.
Find what you were meant to do
Listen to your intuition – what are you drawn to? What excites you? Enlist friends and family or get professional support to hep you identify what you love.
Make your dreams a reality
Passion requires action it won’t just knock on your door. Get involved, meet new people, talk about what you want to do, create opportunities, always be on the lookout for ways to make it happen and set yourself some goals. Remember the words of the song from the film ‘South Pacific’…. “If you never have a dream then how you going to have a dream come true?”
Get some perspective
Being somewhere new or taking time out can help keep things in perspective and get a different view on what is happening in our life, and how fast or slow we are making progress.
Don’t make compromises with your passion. You know what you are looking for – don’t sell yourself short. Be aware of any self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back or making you feel you don’t deserve to aim that high. This is your chance now go for it!
” There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela