Passion is a good thing, especially when it comes to the work we do. When people say they are passionate about the work they do, it usually means that they really love what they do. When people say that that they want to work on their passion, it usually means, that they want to find a job or create a business around something they’re naturally passionate about.
It is a beautiful to do something that we love to do, and when you do something you love, it can take the some of the tedium and stress off our work-life. I’ve even heard it said that when you do something you love, work cannot be separated from play. I’m confident of the fact that when you’re passionate about something, it is a very good indication of what you ought to be doing, at least in that season of your life. God created each one of us with certain talents and dispositions. Additionally, as we grew up, we picked up certain skills and interests along the way. With all of our natural and acquired desires, it makes sense that there would be certain things that we would like to do.
It’s a great blessing to find the opportunity to do the work of your dreams, but many times, the work of your dreams may not come easily. Perhaps, you’re not even clear on what your passion is. What do you do in that situation? You cannot refuse to work, even if you’re not exactly feeling the butterflies for the work you currently do. You cannot put your life on hold.
What you need in this situation is a passionate attitude. A passionate attitude does not refer to that sweetness you feel because you’re crazy about the work. The passion here is the one you create with your attitude to the work you do. When your hands find something good to do (even if you don’t like it that much), throw all of yourself into it with the right attitude and diligence. Sometimes, it is at the point of the right attitude to work that you’ll find that passion you’re looking for. Your attitude can change everything.
Of course, when you find something that you really love to do, you should go for it, full-time, or part-time, depending on your peculiar circumstances. Keep in mind, though, that when you do find that special job or start that business of your dreams, it will not be rosy one hundred percent of the time, and they will probably be some elements or parts of it that you may not enjoy. Many times, it will not feel like play or fun, it will feel like work- hard work.
That right attitude will also help you out here. So, while it is a beautiful thing to do what we’re passionate about, it is also good and rewarding to do the things we do passionately and diligently, with the right attitude.
PS: If you need help in figuring out how to work around your passion, or if you’d like to find your passion, get in touch with me.
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