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Finding Your Passion at Work

What are you passionate about? Living each moment to the fullest and savoring life along the path to your passion is what it is all about. To open the doorway to enlightenment you must take a proactive approach, become more engaged and take action to find your passion at work and have the career that you have always dreamed of having.        

Here are some practical steps to find your passion at work:

1. Learn new skills

  • Find things that engage and pique your interest and begin learning everything you can about it
  • Immerse yourself in it and even if it doesn’t lead you to your passion you will have learned a new skill and enjoyed the pleasure of learning something new

2. Look for special moments in your day

  • Recognize there might be a certain day of the week or time of the day that you look forward to for some reason
  • You might find surprises or unexpected events which end up being the best part of your day
  • These high points may happen outside of work so pay attention to bring yourself one step closer to finding what you are passionate about

3. Focus on personal growth

  • If you want to be passionate in life, start within yourself and maintain a mindset for growth
  • Find areas that need improvement and learn new ways of thinking and doing to build emotional intelligence, confidence, and character

4. Scrutinize how you spend your time and money

  • We tend to focus our resources on things that bring us meaning
  • Check if there is a particular theme to your hobbies and interests which may relate to finding your passion

5. Consider topics you love to teach or talk about

  • Look at your social interactions with your colleagues and think about what types of conversations and subjects you enjoy the most. Consider teaching others about this topic    

6. Unleash your creativity

  • Embrace your creativity and put the fun back in your life
  • Get passionate about being creative and new activities will stimulate that creativity
  • Being creative can have a carryover effect to your current work projects, home life and even your social interactions

7. Think about your strengths

  • Take stock of both your soft and hard skills to develop a specific talent
  • Also consider any natural skills that you excel at
  • Consider feedback from your boss or colleagues about what they think that you do best

8. Examine the details

  • Explore whatever naturally catches your attention as you go about your day
  • Ask yourself “What makes me happy?”
  • If you answer is teaching, helping others, being a leader then you need to use what motivates you to find your passion

Written by Karen E. Mosier