- By Check-a-Salary
- Posted Sunday 16
th September 2018
The world talks about ‘following a passion’ like it's something straightforward to do. However, it is not easy to quit a full-time job for an entirely new career. The path to following your passion is easier said than done.
Opting for a job that matches your passion is undoubtedly daring. But a few years down the line, when you turn out to be an oldy, at least you won’t have any regrets. If Jeff Bezos took a comfortable and safe road as an employee, then he might not be one of the wealthiest people in the world today. He had a stable job with a lot of perks, but he still preferred to pursue his passion and not live a ‘normal’ life, even though he was good at what he was doing. He followed his dream...called ''Amazon."
A big and a bold move can turn the world upside down for you and it certainly has a compelling storyline.
Is Your Passion Long-Lasting?
A lot of us often get passionate and excited about a thought or idea initially. The entire journey of us living with that idea or thought appears nothing short of a miracle, but soon the steam is lost. We suddenly forget the huge passion and end up doing nothing! That's scary. Embrace your passion wisely!
Why does this happen? How can we rectify it?
Believe it or not, most of us are clueless about what we want and about what makes us happy.
The feeling of excitement that follows a particular thought or idea is usually a different sensation to the deep and intriguing passion that can drive individuals into a fulfilling career.
How To Identify Passion?
The world in which we live is ever-evolving. There is a change in people, their emotions and understanding, their behaviours, their passions, their likes and dislikes and much more every day, every year, and so on! It is essential for us to realise that there is no particular passion waiting for us to discover.
This is because passion is something that we cultivate and each one of us can be passionate about different things at the same time in various fields. In short, it does make sense to focus down on a few things and start the process of identifying your real passion.
Reasons People Don't Follow Their Passions
Strange but true - most of us don't know what we are passionate about. This is just because a significant majority of us limit our areas of growth and development to mundane extents without even realising it. We want to stay in our comfort zone and we assume that there is only one path to follow.
We are afraid of being uncomfortable the moment we are stuck in a self-created bubble. Come out of the comfort zone, grab a paddle and explore the uncharted waters! Experience new things, meet new people and read about inspiring people and their discoveries.
You will inevitably and eventually find something that excites you. Learn to get curious and explore the world around you and then notice your reactions to discover your real passion.
Most of us are of the belief that passion does not pay the bills and because of this, we give up our emotions. This has to be the most apparent excuse of all! “If something sounds too good to be true, it very probably is”, we think to ourselves.
Remember, we only have 24 hours in the day. We convince ourselves, saying that there is no way to find a few minutes each day to focus on what we want to do. Seriously?
Why Go For A Job Jump And Follow Your Passion?
There is nothing more beautiful, significant and exciting than pursuing a passion that your mind and heart collectively want to follow. If you feel strongly about a love that you want to nurture, go for it!
You must be passionate about your passion otherwise there is just no point going for it.
Combining your passion with your work will help you realise your true potential like never before. Whilst you might feel tired you will never feel fatigued or bored after spending endless hours on something you are passionate about.
We all die in the end; do you think following your passion would be a waste of time?
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