March 12, 2020
Have you ever heard the phrase, “if you enjoy what you do you’ll never work a day in your life”? It is an ideal principle to have but so many people are not doing what they love. They are not working in fields that relate to their passions.
Making sure our goals are properly aligned with our passions only makes sense. If you have the wish to move up the corporate ladder, start your own business, or just about any other worthwhile endeavor you're going to make things a lot easier on yourself if you're working on things that get you personally excited and make you feel alive when you're working on them (i.e. following your passions).
We hear this a lot, I know...
But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why this is?
Hopefully this will help...
A simple rule of thumb is to do the things that you'd do even if you weren't getting paid to do them. Napoleon Hill, author of Think And Grow Rich often referred to this as doing more then you get paid for. In fact, he regarded this as a key to success. If the idea was good enough for Mr. Hill, I can assure you, it's good enough for me :-)
The simple reality is that most any level of lasting achievement takes effort (even the overnight successes we sometimes hear about rarely happen exactly overnight). Often it means going above and beyond the call of duty. Going and doing just a bit more than maybe expected of you in your job description. Going the extra mile at work can ensure that you will reap the benefits later on.
I can tell you I can't imagine how much I'd dread getting up each and every day if what I was doing wasn't aligned with something I also have a strong passion for. Believe me, it's a feeling worth implementing into your own life. Finding out what your passions are can help you, in the long run, find work/career that will satisfy you. I believe it’ll help you find the work/career you do choose more enjoyable and to me, that is the key to happiness. Being able to wake up every morning loving what you do.
If you need help figuring out what your passions are you can journal. Personally, I find that it helps to create a list of the things I enjoy doing and then going down the list and narrowing down which one I like most and then connecting a career to that interest. In the Deserved Happiness journals, there is a space for you to write down your likes and dislikes and goals for the year. I truly believe that it will help you find your passion
In summary, I believe that following our inner passion allows us to sit in a more natural path with regard to achieving our personal dreams and desires. Why is that? I believe it is because instead of counting the hours till we get off and can work on other projects, we'll be more excited about the task at hand.
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