Even for the luckiest of people, life can be a struggle at times. There are never enough hours in the day to accomplish what is expected of you. Even worse, you are not getting the return you would expect from the mental, physical and emotional investment you put into your life and work.
Ultimately, you are faced with an existence where your needs, wants and passions become ignored. There is no time left to achieve the level of satisfaction that you deserve. But, what if you could embrace your passion?
The balance of work and personal life has been harder to achieve than ever before. People are tethered to work as Black Berry’s and laptops make sure we are never secluded enough to not receive an email. That is why people have to search out a career and environment that matches their goals and what they are passionate about. When work encroaches on your personal life, it becomes that much more important to find your work rewarding.
Although, finding your passion can be a complicated exercise, the initial step can be as basic as writing down the top five things you enjoy. Whether they are things you enjoy at work or on your off time, it is a good indicator of where you want to focus your attention. These things you write down will be what ignites you, motivates you, and fires you up to get out of bed in the morning.
It is time to make the transition from employee drone to happy and productive contributor.
Only a small percentage of the population has achieved this transition. Let us increase this number by joining their ranks. Imagine how good you would feel doing what you love all the time? How would this affect your life at home? Wouldn’t the positive effects of doing passionate work resonate throughout your whole life? We all know it would.
Do not be afraid if you lack the direct experience or education in what you want to do. Focusing the mind and body on a goal motivated by passion will diminish your fears, limitations and allow you to overcome your perceived limitations.
Following your passion does not mean you have to sacrifice financial security. Being in different stages of your life will dictate the steps and the speeds you take them. A person who is the bread winner for their family and has two children will have to accept that change may not come quickly, while, the young and unattached person has less to fear in chasing their dreams. Passion does not mean you do not have to have to weigh risk and reward. The most successful people are also usually the most calculating.
“Embrace your passion” is the motto that we fully embrace. Once you can live this motto you are close to finding the happiness and contentment that many of us are struggling to achieve.
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Co-founder of Inside the Positive, Philip Viana and Ken Lane are long time business partners who have been sales and management consultants since 2008. They help people define their personal and professional goals by allowing them to recognize and embrace their passions. Beside personal consultation, the company helps business find better ways to communicate with their staff and set up work groups to help managers lead their subordinates. Ken is an accomplished speaker who is always happy to lead groups in expanding their minds and removing their limitations. Philip is a part time cartoonist and technophile who coaches people on using tools and hacks to help organize their life.