Everyone knows at least one person who dreads getting up and going to work every day. No one wants to be that person, but unfortunately it is a reality for many people. There is a huge difference between doing your job well and being passionate about your job.
I am fortunate enough to love my job. I love the company I work for and I love helping people. I believe that I have found my passion and calling. If you are stuck in a job you are not happy with you may need to reevaluate what you are passionate about. This will help you find a job that will make you happier. Asking yourself the following questions can help you find your passion.
What are you good at?
Write down a list of skills that you use at your current job and see if they are reasons you either like or dislike your job. For example, if you interact with customers, write up reports and analyze data, you may realize that you really enjoy interacting with customers and the other tasks are just required.
What makes you happy?
Create a short list of what you enjoy doing outside of work. By understanding what hobbies make you happy, it will be easier for you to find your passion.
What are your life goals?
Your perfect job should allow you to reach all of your life goals. Being passionate about your job doesn’t mean that all of your life goals are satisfied immediately, but they should be attainable sometime in the future.
What is your dream job?
Regardless of money or any other factors, what would your dream job be? By identifying your ideal career you will have a better understanding of your passion.
Remember, this is your passion. Asking the opinion of close friends or family members is okay, but limit the number of people you ask. Their opinions can alter your answers to the questions above, which in turn could change what you are really passionate about.
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