The Importance and Transformative Power of Passion
Every successful person started by pursuing their passion. Passion is not an object; it is the desire to chase after what we really want. It is the energy that keeps us going. It is the drive that helps us accomplish what we’ve set our minds to. Without passion, we would be aimless.
As Steve Jobs famously said, “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”
However, passion and success are mutually exclusive. If you’re passionate about writing but aren’t appreciative, curious or patient with learning, your ‘passion’ for writing can turn into frustration.
If you’re passionate about improving and honing your skills, you will be successful. If success is the name of the dish, passion is the main ingredient.
What Exactly Does Passion Mean?
To different people, passion means different things. If you consult a dictionary, you’ll find that it means “strong and barely uncontrollable emotion.”
The truth is, passion is not an emotion. It is the desire to want to achieve your goals. What makes it important is that it helps us create an aim in life. Without the desire to want to achieve something, life would be meaningless.
Passion is not a magic pill. You cannot buy it in stores. It comes from within. If you want to become more passionate about your job, remember that it’s a gradual process. It takes patience, time and perseverance to achieve what you love. With a few simple steps, you can learn to become fond of your craft:
Focus on the Positives
Perhaps you chose your field because there was something about it that drew you in. Working in the same industry for years can make us become accustomed to the negative side it holds. However, it’s important to remind ourselves why we chose a career path.
If you’re a writer and have lost your drive, read your favorite books. Were you inspired by a certain author? Re-read your favorite books. Sometimes we need a push to find our spark.
Take the time to list down all that you love about your job. Perhaps your workplace has a stress-free environment but you’re bored of your monotonous routine. Take a weekend trip away to explore the beauty of the world.
This will help spark inspiration. Find out what inspires you and break away from routine.
Learn Anything You Can About Your Craft
Perhaps you have a degree in your relevant field. However, that does not mean you can’t learn anything new. Remember that the knowledge you have today is just a drop in the ocean.
You learn new things every day. They best way to learn is from those who are your seniors. You’ll be surprised to know how much you don’t know!
Write Down Your Goals
Writing down your goals will help you not only stay focused, it will help drive you to achieve them. When you have a target set, you become motivated to do your best.
You’ll be able to visualize the end results, and that will drive you to do whatever it takes to reach your goals.
Steve Rizzo is a motivational speaker for the corporate sector. He uses his leaderships skills and wit to help motivate and inspire those in the business world. If you are looking for keynote speaker for your event, feel free to contact Steve today!