Article published on LinkedIn.com:
Sept 06, 2023
IT NEEDS PASSION
If you could
do one thing to transform your life, I would highly recommend
finding something you're passionate about and doing it for a
living. Learning to find your passion may not be as easy as it
sounds, but it's worth the effort.
If you dread
going to work, find yourself constantly lacking motivation, or
find what you're doing boring and repetitive, it might be a
good idea to start looking for a new job that matches your
If you stay in
your current job, not only will you feel stuck and unhappy,
but you will not realize your full life potential.
You get up
early, jumping out of bed, excited to go to work. You can put
in more hours than the average person, but it doesn't seem
difficult because you don't see the time spent.
You are often
in this state of mind, often called « flow, » where you can
lose track of space and time, getting lost in the task at
Work is not seen in the ordinary sense, but as something fun,
interesting, and exciting. It is not a « job, » but a passion
that leads to a fulfilling life.
If you have a job that you don't like, or even hate, it will
seem like a pretense. And if you never strive to find what you
are passionate about, it will never be possible.
However, if you dare to ask how to find your passion, imagine
the possibilities, and actually pursue what you love, because
it's not just a possibility, but a probability.
How do you learn to find your passion in life?
Here are some suggestions:
Is there anything you already like to do?
Do you have a hobby or like something you loved to do as a kid
but never considered a job opportunity?
Whether it's reading comics, collecting something, crafting,
or building, there's probably a way to do it for a living. If
there's already something you love to do, you have a head
start. Now all you have to do is look for the possibilities of
making money from it.
Discover your passion:
when you're passionate about something, read books and
magazines about it and scour the internet for more. There may
be a few possibilities that will emerge for you to find
possible career paths.
Above all, do not close your mind to these subjects. Go
through them until you've exhausted each topic and are happy
with it. It will help you in your reflections to find your
the more possibilities you find, the more likely you are to learn how to
find your long-term passion. It may mean that you spend time
talking to friends and family, colleagues, or even
acquaintances in your free time.
Don't quit your job just yet:
if you find your calling,
your passion, don't just hand in your resignation right away.
It's best to keep your job while you investigate the
If you can exercise your passion on the side and build up some
income for a few months or a year, that's even better.
This gives you a chance to accumulate funds and if you are
going into business, you will need this cash reserve.
Also, this period will allow you to obtain or strengthen the
skills you will need.
Try it out first:
it is best, to actually test your new idea before embarking on a career
when you are still seeking confirmation that it is indeed your
true and ultimate passion.
Do it first as a hobby or as a side job, to see if it's really
your true calling.
You may be passionate for a few days, but are you sure?
If you're passionate for a logical period, you've probably
Never stop trying:
you may not be able to find your passion quickly. However, if you give up
after a few days, you are sure to fail.
Keep trying, for months if necessary, and eventually you will
find it. You may have thought you had found your passion but
found out months later that it wasn't for you.
Start from scratch and find a new passion. There may be more
than one passion in your life, so explore all the
You have found your passion, but you have not managed to make
a living from it?
Keep trying and try again until you succeed.
Success doesn't come easily, so quitting early, is a sure way
The main thing, remember that all of this will take a lot of
hard work, but it will be the best investment you've ever made
to help you succeed and enjoy a meaningful life.
Take the time to learn how to find your passion and you will
find that your days are more fulfilling and produce more
happiness and long-term well-being.
Find out more about « the need for passion » with My Success Is
Your Success. The book through questions, quotes and
reflections provides the necessary elements to explore all
about motivation so to shape your success and help those
around you do the same. Remember that success is all about
This book is the result of forty years
of experience acquired with local and international
organizations and companies and during consultancy,
change management, transition and marketing services.
personal development book was published by WebTech
Publishing and is available online in English, North
American French and European versions. For more
information and to view the flip book, visit
About the Author
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Germain Decelles, o.s.j.
WebTech Management et Publication Incorpored