Is Passion Important in a Career?

Do you have topics you enjoy talking about so much your friends wish you’d shut up? Anything you like doing that you would do for free? Do you have an activity that when you stop, you didn’t realize an entire day went by? If so, you’ve found your passion.

I like my job. I feel like not enough people can say that. And I want to ask, “Then why are you here?” I believe everyone has a passion at which they can make money doing – even if your passion is watching TV (how about your own radio program where you critique the shows?). I think when we align passion with skills, we have the perfect recipe to find a job we are good at and enjoy. Too many people resign themselves to the idea that “this is how it’s supposed to be. I’m supposed to be living for the weekend.”

I have become so passionate about my leadership quest that I am almost giddy. I just want to shout it from the rooftops. I think I have started to annoy some of my peers at work. I’m like the fly that won’t go away. But I almost can’t help it. I want to talk to them about my ideas and see what they think. I know my passion. Do you?

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Jana Axline is president and leadership coach at Axline Solutions and author of Becoming You. Through her leadership musings she inspires audiences to grow as leaders and ultimately achieve who they were created to be. For more information visit Axline Solutions.

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