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Finding Your Passion

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Adam Jorgensen
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Published on April 24, 2014

Passion: A strong and barely controllable emotion

Passion in a career is hard to find. A passionate career leaves one engorged with joy and eagerness to take on the next day’s grind.

You can find your passion at a part time job at a gas station, filling people’s tanks and dishing out jokes with their morning coffee purchases. Of course there are those who have typical 9 to 5 jobs with a commute, and end up fatigued and disappointed. Avoiding the misery and never-ending boredom of adulthood can be a difficult task.

How to find your passion?

Well, that is a unique process. It’s not something you can find on the street, buy at your local super center, or order online. However you may stumble across it when you least expect. Sure there are sites out there boasting how accurate their “career matching” results are, but you must pave your own path. Career matching guidelines are merely suggestions based on statistics. They may be relevant to some but not others. You could be pegged as a future OBGYN while your true passion lies in the culinary arts. Rather far off, eh?

Things to consider when embarking on your journey to a passionate and successful life:

  • Do you dream about it?
  • Does doing, thinking and talking about this fill you with joy and excitement similar to a small child in a wall to wall candy store?
  • Do you try to get others to be a part of this?
  • Do you have apps, bookmarks or photos of it on your phone?
  • Was it something you’ve never done before, then thought, ‘where has this been all my life?!’

Taking these questions into consideration, your passion may be something you least expect. You could be studying the art of nursing and find accounting is your true passion. Take heed in any opportunity to diversify your life and offer yourself options. That decision may lead you down a path to discovery and self-actualization, which no test, quiz, or pre-determined mechanism could decide. Take stride in your decisions when choosing a career path. Your decision is not set in stone –– allow some wiggle room and let your passions flourish.

About the Author:

Who is Adam? He is a man from the Midwest with an itch to explore every unique aspect of life. Currently he is juggling school, work and a very meager social life. All the while keeping up appearances and doing his part to manage a local LGBT Non-Profit agency into a flourishing organization. You can also find Adam on LinkedIn or Twitter @AdamDale5.

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