From time to time, I get comments from fellow readers that asked me how do I manage to write work related or career-related articles for so long and at such a frequency. This is especially when I am an active freelancer and a new mother as well.
My only answer is that if you do something with a passion, regardless whether it is your hobbies or your work, you find joy and satisfaction in it. That makes it tireless. Your time and effort are worthwhile. Different people find delight in various subjects.
I have plenty of interests and passion in life, other than just work, freelancing and career. I love to travel, read and is an obsessive second-hand book collector/hoarder. I am passionate about helping animals especially abandoned ones in shelters and homes. These are the broad topics that I can easily write about, but these topics are also widely written by others.
Some love writing about gardening while others rejoice in photography. I did not choose to write about careers just because I am a boring person or it a niche subject. I did it because I have been doing it for years as a manager, dishing out advice after advice, helping people realising their potentials are as limited as they allow themselves to be. The ceiling is only as high as you set your sights to be. Sharing out my perspective and mentoring are my passion. Being successful is not elusive to me alone, many have done it much better than I did but I feel completed and satisfied whenever I see someone I have mentored achieve a higher success than I did.
Many of us often pursue our interest outside of our work, during our rest days. With the intent to enrich our lives. However, we don’t do much of that in our work, and that is a pity. We spent so much time at our desk, and yet we want so little in exchange for our time. What I like to show to others is that you can bring your passion to work, to integrate what you feel strongly about whether it is a mission or it is a hobby in your daily work. Something you feel so strongly about will always be a success. If you love photography, volunteer to help out to take photography for your next company’s event. If you are a great writer, join ranks with the communications department.
If there is truly none, consider making your next career move all about integrating your passion in your job and not all about the ka-ching you receive every month. You’ll be happier, gain more satisfaction and love to wake up every morning to go to work just because you know you will be doing something you love and worthwhile.
Do you agree with the above? Can you think of ways integrating your passion with your current work? Share with us in comments below.
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