Working everyday at a job you have no passion for is far from ideal. However, the need for steady work is a necessity and reality of life. So how can you take the time to find what you are passionate about when you are working 60 hours a week in order to make ends meet? Here are three tips for finding a job that invigorates your passions for life.
Look at the Bigger Picture
In the day-to-day struggle of balancing work and home life, it can seem impossible to think further ahead than the next 24 hours. Yet looking ahead at the bigger picture of your life can help you determine your passion. Think about what or where you want to be in the next 10, 20 and 50 years. Create long-term goals that give you something to strive for, so you don’t stray blindly through your life.
Question Your Life
According to Forbes, asking yourself some basic questions about your life to help you discover your passions. Take a few minutes right now to think about the answers to the following questions:
- How do you define success? Do you think success equates with money, power or prestige, or is success defined as something completely different?
- If you could wake up tomorrow and do any job in the world, no matter the experience or education needed, what would that job be?
- What things make you happy? (For example, is it being outdoors, being around very few people, or being with animals?)
- If someone you know very well was asked to describe you, what adjectives would that person use?
- What are the worst things about your current job?
Asking these questions will stimulate ideas and passions that you may have never realized about yourself. Use this information to help you hone in on a job title that suits your passions.
Happiness in Life
As Steve Jobs once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” In order to find a job that brings you passion, start by looking at what you love to do in life. Maybe you like to create graphics or are an artist on the weekends. Do you enjoy taking photographs or writing? Take your interests, your hobbies and your extracurricular activities, and see if you can transform your life’s loves into a job that you can truly be passionate about.