Staying on Your Passion
God wired us to do certain things with more interest than others. That’s why there are certain things you do with more zeal than me and other humans. People call this your passion. Many people know where they are passionate in but refuse to stay there and this has come with attendant consequences. On BrojidStepUp today, you will learn the power of building your career and life work around your passionate and get answer to the question, “What do I do when I don’t know my passion?”
Passion had been described as what you will be willing to do whether you get paid or not. It is what comes out of you naturally and there is joy in merely doing it without any material compensation. Everyone of us have things we are passionate about. There are things that drive you to act!
For many people, they don’t really know what they are passionate about. They like to do a whole lot of things and are therefore are at loss with what is truly their passion. But some others have a thing or something they are passionate about. Whichever category you belong, once you find out what your passion(s), is please stay there.
Make your passion your life work and work will not be laborious and stressful venture. It will be fun every day. You see, in every business and career, there are almost always trying times and lag phase before you begin to reap materially from your investment of time, money and energy. At such times, it takes passion to stay at it pending when you begin to enjoy your harvest.
Build your career and work around it and you will have fun going to work. Build your passion around it and you will would have taken the first step in acquiring the energy required for weathering the storms in life endvours and staying through the lag phase of your growth.
Passion will sustain you at that phase of your life where you earn no dime from what you do aside, thank you and God bless you from people you add value in their lives until your time of harvest comes.
The man described as Nigerian Kind of Comdey, Ali Baba discovered that his place is in the entertainment industry, specifically comedy. At the early days, he was hardly paid for what he did; but he stayed there until he started reaping financially from what he is passionate about.
Linda Ikeji, which every Tom Dick and Harry of a blogger wants to be like, rode on the wings of passion to become the celebrated millionaire blogger you and I know today. She blogged for over four years and was ready to even blog more years without making a dime because she was doing what she is passionate about. Passion woke her up, moved her to open her laptop and begin to type away, even when she was broke and frustrated. Her persistence in her passion has paid off greatly and we are not aware of when it will stop paying off.
In an interview, she captures how she was driven by the passion to write and not quest for money. “I blogged for four years without making a kobo and I was more than happy with it and would have continued for another four years without making a dime but God decided to bless me. I didn’t start blogging with the mindset that I would make money from it. I didn’t even think it was a possibility. It never crossed my mind. But then in 2010, people started asking me for my rates.”
God wired us to be passionate about a certain thing(s). It behooves on you to identify yours and stay there. Build your career and work around it and you will have fun going to work. Build your passion around it and you will would have taken the first step in acquiring the energy required for weathering the storms in life endvours and staying through the lag phase of your growth.
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