Jul 31st, 2019
This is episode 39 of the Winners' Ways Podcast
Today, our conversation will center around ideas that can help you stay passionate at work. It’s a two-part series, in this episode, we will identify three categories of people regarding how passionate they are about what they do, and next week, we dive in to discuss how to actually stay passionate at work. So why is it important to be passionate about your job?
Passion is that natural pull that attracts you towards what you do. When talking about your career, passion is what should ideally get you up in the morning, it is what drives you to work, and it keeps you motivated at work to achieve meaningful results.
There is a direct correlation between your potential to enjoy your work and do your best and the passion you have for the job. People that don’t enjoy their job, people that do not love what they do will find it extremely hard to contribute their best efforts.
Passion is essential in everything we do. If you do not have passion for a task, it will be hard to perform well in such a task.
For today, we will discuss categories of people as it relates to passion.
Based on my observation, people in the pursuit of their daily endeavor can be broadly classified into three main groups:
- Passion Pursuer: These are the people that pursue their passion. They only do what they love. These people are able to connect their passion with a clear sense of purpose in their job. As a result, they are able to contribute their best; they enjoy the challenges and the sometimes disappointment that they may confront at work.
- Passion Snub: These are people that are unable to find passion in what they do, but they continue to do it because they need to make ends meet.
- Passion Builder: Yes, initially, these people may not have passion for what they do, but they understand that to do a good job, they need to connect passion and find ways of enjoying their job.
Call to Action:
Take a few minutes to think about it. Which of the three categories do you belong?
Are you a passion pursuer, passion snub, or passion builder?
If you are a passion pursuer, keep following your passion and enjoy what you do.
If you are a passion snub, try and find the courage to find something you enjoy.
If you are in the passion builder category, keep developing skills that will help you to excel at what you do.
Quote of the Day
"If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.