Many people are always looking for “their passion” in life. People “settle” for a job and feel they need a better position to achieve fulfillment and purpose.
Lacking passion in work is genuinely possible, but sometimes you might not enjoy your job because of your approach or external factors that are going on in your life. There is something great to find in every job, no matter how big or small it may be.
Having a positive attitude in your everyday life makes the most significant difference, and taking the time to see the highlights of your workday can help you identify what you love in your job.
You may enjoy your boss, team, work-life balance, pay, etc. Whatever you already enjoy about your job, focus on that.
If you are interested in a specific field of work, get a job in it (no matter how small) or set aside time after work to learn more and know there is a pathway set for you. If you are interested in analytics, there are multiple jobs in data analytics.
Still, if you can’t find a job in that field, you could also set aside time after work hours to learn on free programs such as Google Analytics. Discuss your career goals with your supervisor. Seek advice, and volunteer for work assignments that will build your skills and enhance your experience.
Looking Forward to Something
The number one way to find passion in work is to look forward to something. Remember to:
- Set goals for yourself in your job and reward yourself when making accomplishments.
- Take the time to celebrate your achievements at work and recognize that you bring something special to your place of work.
- Be open to new experiences. Often, they will take you down a new and more rewarding path!
We Believe Passion in Work Is Possible
At nextSource, we are passionate about people and want them to find passion in work at their jobs. Follow our Working Knowledge: Associate Edition to learn more about how we bring positivity to the workplace.