People often think that work is what you do to get paid and passion is your hobby and something you do for pleasure and something you actually enjoy doing. Is It possible to combine work and your passion? If so then it means you will be doing your job at the best possible rate that you can, all whilst you have fun and continue enjoying it.
Most people are not happy with their current job and often this is because they simply don’t have a passion for that particular job. You find yourself working in a boring 9-5 job where in reality you wish you were working as a full time nanny or someway involved in the industry of in home child care. Gone are the days where you were expected to stay at the same job for your entire job, professions have become much more than just a paycheck. Times are changing and we are seeing many more employers understanding this and working with their employees to create a more passionate environment for them, so that the best work possible is being conducted.
There are quite a few industries in where you can enter and immediately find a passion for creativity or grow on one you already have. Industries such as sporting goods with a focus on upcoming sneaker releases or even running a sneaker magazine allow for you to focus on pop culture, sporting goods or more artistic avenues.
There also industries that may seem quite dull and boring on the surface, but in fact, are quite interesting and in depth. Working in a factory may make you think that all you are going to do is pack, seal and deliver, but in reality, there are so many more options! Consider working in a 3d wire forming company where you use welded wire mesh to create different types of products for various types of clients. This allows for you to have a creativity in your work and develop a passion.
There are many benefits you can grasp when you are passionate about your job:
- Shows your creative side more
- Hardly ever absent as there is enjoyment in coming to work
- Motivate others passion only triggers more passion
- Loyalty and respect to their employers
- Work better and more efficient
If you want to succeed in your job, then you need to be passionate about it. Being passionate at work means:
Passion helps focus
Passion is nothing more than a state of mind, and when you are passionate about your job then it seems interesting to you which is the main reason why you will do a better job, stick to deadlines and actually have happiness in going to work. You will find yourself completing the jobs with better accuracy and focus. If you are doing something you love, then you won’t be enticed to distraction and disruption you will remain focused as you are enjoying what you are doing. The attention to detail you will have in everyday mundane tasks, in regards to your job, will improve drastically! You will realise that the results of what you are doing may not only have an affect on the money you earn, but the way you feel when you are going home at night and laying in bed restless.
Innovation and creativity
When you are doing work that you enjoy then you experience more highs than lows, so your overall mood is improved, and you feel much more bright. Your creativity is increased, and you will find yourself coming up with improved ideas and thoughts. When you are passionate about something your mental state enhances so you won’t find your job boring and dull or a real drag on your overall life.
Passion creates energy
When you wake up in the morning and think about going to work you remember your whole job revolves around doing what you love. This will make you feel refreshed and energized throughout the day. People even tend to deliver work ahead of their schedule as they thrive on getting the entire job done. When you love what you do the energy turns into a positive energy and it’s a feeling that lasts all day and every day. Passion at work is important not just for your performance at work and benefiting the office but also for your own mental state. If you don’t have passion for your work then emotionally it will take a toll on you and put you at risk for stress related problems, depression, anxiety and many more.
If you are working in a creative or passionate area which has continued to inspire you, it may also inspire you to climb the ladder of that company in an attempt to earn more money whilst doing what you want to do. If you were working in a boring, dead-end job that left you with no real fulfillment, you might be content with being stagnant and not making any changes. If you work in the complete opposite environment, you will be inspired to change job descriptions and potentially earn many more responsibilities!
Your own business?
The creativity and passion you may feel over a certain thing may inspire you to turn that passion into an income and starting your own business. This may take a leap of faith and be considered quite the risk, but if you are able to start your own business and this results in a return on investment or a (ROI), all the chances you took will pay off. Just imagine running your own business and being able to make all the creative decisions that will have a positive impact on your business, this may be the dream scenario for entrepreneurs, artists, creators or even an everyday person. You also have the chance to meet like-minded people with shared passions through networking!
Given the fact we have to work for most of our life why bore yourself to death just to get by. Enjoy your work and each day you will feel more rewarded and complete when you knock off for the night.