How To Develop Passion for Your Job

the busy trapThis is the season of love. There’s a lot of talk about showing love to the special people in our lives and even to strangers. You will read things like “how to fall in love with your other half all over again”, “tips for building loving relationships” among others but one area that will rarely be seen is, loving your work or what you do. Yes your work, which you spend at least 8 hours of your life doing daily.

Is your work like an unpleasant chore, a pile of dirty dishes? Are your actions at work automatic, mechanical? Do you hate your job or lack motivation? Do you feel that you can be more excited about it or that you are not giving your all to it? Are you wishing for a new job which you’ll be passionate about? If that’s you, you are not alone.  A lot of people are dissatisfied with their jobs and that is putting it mildly. Some just tolerate it but you can and should love what you do.

There’s nothing wrong with looking for and taking advantage of better job opportunities but I am a firm believer in doing with all your heart whatever your hand finds to do as long as it’s legitimate and not illegal or dishonest. Actions that you take concerning your work are like seeds. What you put in will come back to you in spades. It’s a cycle. If you love what you do and are passionate about it, you will reap satisfaction which in turn makes you love it more but if you despise your work and are complacent and automatic about it, you will reap un-fulfillment and disillusionment which will make you hate it more.

Loving your work is very important to your life and well being. It can affect your relationships, finance, faith etc. So if you hate your job or are no longer passionate about it, I encourage you to break the cycle today and find love in what you do. While you are looking for that “better” job, why not “fall back in love with your current job” and if you hate your job, it’s time to “find love in it”

How you might ask? Here are a few tips to help you out:

  • Look for the positive aspects of the job and focus on them. Even though you don’t like the work environment or feel unappreciated or the company or job is less than ideal and you never saw yourself working there, look for and be grateful for what you are gaining from the job. By doing so you are setting yourself up for better things and opportunities.
  • Don’t define yourself by what you do because you are soo much more than that. Also don’t let the expectations of your parents, family, friends, and peers to influence your actions. Remember you are not your job. It’s just one area of your life.
  • Don’t compare your accomplishments with that of other people. Focus on your goals and job. Time is a leveler.

You show love by working hard and being passionate and fully committed to what you do. You need to love a thing to get the best from it, so make that decision to love what you do.

PS – If you want tips on motivating yourself, please click here

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Emem Ita

Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

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Emem Ita
About Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

Learn how to turn your knowledge & expertise into income by building online influence. Interested? Simply send an SMS now with your name & email to 08061683126

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