A majority of us confess to experiencing a disconnection between having a job and doing what we are really passionate about. Many of us are experiencing irregular sleeping habits, stress, and left wondering what really matters in our lives.
Since our work is not just an eight-hour interruption in our day and we spend most of our waking hours on it. Either on the job, prepping for it, or trying how to figure out how to get to the next level.
It’s important to start finding our passion and incorporating it in our jobs. Whether you like it or not, we are affected by the choices we make in our jobs. In fact that job was our first major choice.
Many of us land at our first job through mysterious ways. Recruited in college, took over family business, or discharged from the military. For me after graduating from college and two weeks of bliss my mother told me, very eloquently I may add, that is was time to get a job. Oh and by the by, go here and apply, Mrs., Church Lady from church’s son can get you a job. What could I was still living at home at the time.
So I went down and took what I called at that time; a dummy test at a major corporation. I passed, had an Interview and started as an entry-level trainee. Mrs. Church Lady’s son didn’t know me from the preacher’s daughter. Anyway that’s another story.
How we act at work is often the most documented record of who we are, what we stand for, and what we believe, from our employers perspective anyway. Or better yet other perceptions of who we are, based on how we’ve interacted with them in our professional environment. Hum!
For us to know what really matters and is important for us, we need to discover the secret. The what i[‘’ call the who, what, when, where, and how of finding joy, serenity, and fulfillment in our life.
Firstly, we must find ourselves! Many of us already know what really matters to us, but we are conflicted with priorities of this chaos we call life, that restrict us from following our lifelong dreams. I personally feel that, if we want to find our passion we must let our hearts be our guide.
We can never get back the time you we’ve spent so far. Time is our most precious non-renewable treasure we have.
Every day we are asked to make thousands of choices that defines who you are. Finding the choices that really matter to us can hopefully help us not to waste this most precious commodity. So we must choose wisely!
Be aware and clear. Know and claim the choices that lead us to our passion. If we want to live our lives to the fullest, we need the courage to be true to our passion and find the opportunities that gives us the ability to do that.
Follow your heart and dreams and strive on finding your passion. When we do this, hopefully we can experience a transformation leap of knowing ourselves and our connection to the universe.
Each of us has a unique final discovery of our passion, but that discovery truly determines who we want to be.
Maybe these can help;
Who influenced you the most?
Who do you feel is most important to you?
Why was your greatest experience so great?
What made your worst experience so bad?
What do you feel is the most important thing missing from your life right now?
What lesson has served you best throughout your career?
What message has been bouncing inside your head for the past year or longer?
The answers to some of these questions may help us re-find our passion.