You don’t have to wait for the New Year to think about your career goals. That includes the passions that you might have left behind.
Surprising statistics show that most people aren’t passionate about their work. A survey done by Gallup shows that 62% of employees have no passion for their work.
Even more alarming is the fact that many people are not even aware of the lack of passion in the workplace.
That’s because without passion, you will not necessarily aspire to your best self.
How do you define career passion?
Being passionate about your work involves a level of enthusiasm or affinity towards someone or something. It evolves over time, and you can have many passions.
How to revive your career passion?
It is possible to be passionate about your work. For this, you need to check as to whether you feel fulfilled by what you do every day. Alternatively, having your friends and family helping you with this can make the journey easier.
It’s essential to know what your career passion is while working towards it, for as long as it takes.
Here are four steps to finding (and sustaining) your career passion:
1: Find a career coach
It’s not easy to do everything on your own. Working with a career coach can help.
A certified career coach can help you find what you’re passionate about and guide you on the journey to revive this.
This teamwork-based approach is much better than the trial-and-error method that you might carry out on your own.
2: Identify your passion accurately
One question that career coaches ask their clients is, “What do you enjoy doing?” That’s because once they know what you love doing, they can help you move towards it. At the same time, you will begin to move away from things that you dislike.
3: Track and measure passion levels
For this, you need to have a system in place to both measure and sustain your passion levels in your personal life and at work.
Companies should do this not only for quality and profits but also when it comes to passion levels too. Also, the role of the coach in measuring your passion levels is most important.
4: Use your coach as an accountability partner
Your coach will hold you responsible and prevent you from losing your passion and focus. Most importantly, he or she will ensure that you deliver on your promises while discovering what you are passionate about.
So, are there any other ways by which you can find your career passion? If so, feel free to share them in the comments section below.