Passion is the fuel that drives ambition. Finding that spark can be difficult especially if you’re busy at work, not knowing how to get get a minute of free time. But take a step back with these handy tips and you should be able to locate your ‘mojo’.
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela
Here are some handy tips to help you on your way.
First.ly– Slow down, detox and recharge. If you need to, re-order the patterns of your life so they are healthy and conducive to a productive life. Getting to bed on time, eating well and sleep properly. Seeing family and friends. Allowing fun. Remember that? All these things will galvanise you into action as you search for your next career step.
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Second.ly – Take notice. Keep doing the things that interest you, but start to take notice when you enjoy some activities over others. See what gets you excited during your daily tasks. One clue to finding your passion lies there. If you get a buzz out of the glass of wine in your hand – well, what about a career in the wine trade? Think about it…. Then start networking with people in this area of work – you could contact a vineyard owner; ask them what opportunities there are for internships or shadowing leaders.
Third.ly – Be flexible. Because you never know where your new career path will take you. Following your passions doesn’t always mean following what is logical – until later when you can look back and think, ‘It’s all worked out well.’ It takes courage to do this seriously. But you CAN do it. And that’s the point. The value of making the most of opportunities presented to you cannot be underrated. And if those chances are not apparent – go after them. Identify what excites you and then get absorbed in creating a future in that field, commit yourself to the outcome but stay flexible in your approach.
Final.ly – Research. Take time out to research companies, industries and people that interest you. But don’t forget to make the most of what you have now. It can sometimes take a bit of time to find your passion. If your current job is boring – look for the positives. Have you learnt skills to stand you in good stead long term? Computer skills, administration procedures, listening skills, sales ability; knowing your own strengths and behavioural traits should feed into your future if you take advantage now.
At the same time listen to your inner conscience about your career. Success isn’t defined by the amount of money you have, it’s defined by your sense of internal liberty. Your career needs to complement that.
And if you are going to step outside the boat – make sure there is a friend encouraging you in your new, perhaps strange, direction.
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