Pursuing your passion can draw out your highest potential; if you are living a life that aligns with your aspirations, it can have a transformative effect on your character. This newly molded personality, resulting from contentment, is something that others cannot replicate.
To me, a name without identity is a waste of life. By identity, I mean the personality that makes you who you are.
Employing passion and dedication can help one achieve an ideal personality; however, research conducted by Gallup has found that only 13% of the 3 billion people employed globally are actively engaged in their work, with the majority of the workforce being disengaged.
Given the aforementioned context, there may be multiple reasons for this, but I believe the primary factor for many individuals is that they have not turned their enthusiasm into a professional career. Distinguishing one’s Passion is distinct from making it their profession.
Identifying your passion
- Many believe their hobby to be their passion; however, this is not always the case. Hobbies are activities to pass the time, and they may not always translate into a passion although it is possible for a hobby to become a passion, but only through determined commitment.
- Individuals who pursue their passions enjoy the liberty of autonomy regarding time and location; for instance, they can dedicate as much time as they wish to activities they are passionate about, without any restrictions.
- Though money alone may not determine one’s personality, it can bring a sense of fulfillment and contentment.
- People who are passionate about their work can remain tireless, even for long stretches of time. For example, Michelangelo, a renowned Italian artist of the fifteenth century, was renowned for his creative masterpieces and worked for days without becoming fatigued.
In order to identify one’s actual passion, the points above play a vital role.
Converting your passion into a profession
- In order to convert one’s passion into their profession and the profession being something that is more progressive and resourceful, there is a consistency in the efforts required.
- If your passion is solving a problem in society, you can enjoy great success out of it. For instance, Mark Zuckerberg initially developed ”Facemash” for Harvard University. But later on, he realized how a platform of such nature working for a wider market could be beneficial for the entire society and resulted in a mega social media network known as Facebook.
- Getting the best out of your passion is an art. Many passionate people think that their passion is not worthy enough to opt as a profession. For instance, being a chef does not sound that impressive to many people. But is it entirely true? Let’s quote an example of a very famous Indian chef, Sanjeev Kapoor, one of the greatest chefs in India. In his early childhood, he developed a passion for cooking while watching her mother teaching it to his sister. His inclination towards cooking became his passion. He turned his passion into his profession and became a millionaire. His cooking is globally popular and has been broadcasted in more than 120 countries.
So here is a piece of advice for almost 2.6 billion unhappy employees of the world; strive hard, first to identify your passions and then to convert them into a profession.