How to Go From Passion to Career Without Losing Enthusiasm
The luckiest of us did that. They’ve found their passion from a very young age. Some of us just looked to the sky and knew that they were meant to fly and thus became pilots or started working at NASA. However, the rest of us might find ourselves stuck, working on a job we don’t like and struggling with an existential dread that annihilates almost all our willpower.
You’re not alone. According to a study, 85% of the working people worldwide actually hate their jobs.
So, yes, spending your days doing something you can’t find joy in is not good for your mind and body. There is a way out, though and that is turning your passion into a career. How to do that? Well, there is no sure-fire recipe for that, but you’ve got to start from somewhere and get your right mindset on. For this, let me give you a few tips.
Think about what excites you and envision yourself doing that every day
Think about what you would do if you didn’t have to go to your daily job all day. Maybe you love writing, maybe you love making videos or cooking. Envision yourself waking up every morning to do just that and imagine how it would feel like. Would it feel so good you couldn’t wait another day? Then you’re on the right track.
Carry out Your Passion as a Side Project at the Beginning
Don’t jump right in it because you might feel so demotivated at the first little failure that you could give up. No, instead, start gradually. It will be almost like working two jobs, but if it’s something you’re really passionate about, you won’t feel tired, nor drained. Take baby steps and hone your skills, build your confidence and devise a solid business plan for the future.
Analyze the Demand for Your Skills and See What You Can Do Differently
Your passion is important, but what’s also important is to properly assess the demand for your skills and what you can do differently in order to stand out from the rest.
Stay Open to Suggestions and Do Not Be Afraid of Mistakes
If it is your passion it doesn’t mean you can’t make mistakes. I know everybody is saying this, but yes, mistakes are important to your growth.
At the end of the day what you should always aspire to is waking up every day with the enthusiasm to start working. That’s the career you need and deserve.