Having more than a passing interest in an idea or venture plays a key role in whether you would be successful or not. Interest is like a physical manifestation of our inner zeal to do something. Of course, our interest may lie in multiple areas but there is usually that one (in some cases two) thing that we are more focused on. For some, especially those who always have this idea or that and want to try it all, here are ways on how to prioritize and pick the one you should focus on more.
Passion is a vigorous emotion that creates a feeling of intense energy. Passion is a driving force and can help an individual to know who and what s/he is. Most of us have that one thing that gets our blood running and our minds fully engaged. That’s the one we can actually say we are passionate about. Most times, we let of these things, usually due to parental pressure or societal conduct and it is easy to get distracted by what is trending or being talked about. The desire to jump on the bandwagon can sometimes be very tempting. This is not bad, in itself. You can exploit this to find if you are interested.
Explore. Find out things. Do things and you just might find out there is that passion that calls to you and you did not know about before. This helps you to get to have a broad idea of a lot of things, even those you do not spend your time doing.
Do things that really make you feel alive. Be involved in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. We have a finite amount of time during the day and it is advisable to use most of it right. No one has achieved success who did not also manage his/her time well. Do what you love and love what you do. There are many people who want to follow their dreams but only a few are able to do so. Do not be held back by fear. Do not be held by those who say you cannot do it. Believe, love it, do it.
No one has all the answers but some people have gone through the path you are about starting on or are in. These people have experience that you would do well to benefit from as they can point out what to do and what to avoid. There is no need to repeat the mistakes when someone else has already gone through the process. Do not keep your issues or questions to yourself. That passion that interests you might also scare you as the price of failure might be one you are not sure you are willing to pay. Seek guidance. Ask those who have done it before and succeeded. The man who asks directions never gets lost. There are times when it all seems too much. We just want to stop, take a breather and not continue. In these moments, tell yourself that you must keep on. For some, it is due to finding themselves doing things they really are not passion about. This could be for money or to satisfy parental wishes. At a point, do you and never give up. Know if what you are doing is bringing you joy or if you really are just going through the motions. Always remember that giving up solves nothing. Draw up plan, save up and then chase those dreams wholeheartedly.
In conclusion, do not place undue pressure on yourself as you seek that thing which would probably define the rest of your life. Some people find their answers early in life while others find it later. So long you do not give up on yourself, it will come to you.
ARTICLE BY: PRAKALPA G
Passion is a strong emotion. It is not just a passing fancy but a thing which has become a part of you. Before you can say you have a passion, you need to first find that which you are passionate about. You need to go through the series of small interests to discover what you are truly passionate about. The following are the ways to ease it.
Have the right perspective
Think back to your childhood
Take note of things you gravitate towards
Track the things you hate
Love everything you do
Face your fears
Henceforth, your state of mind plays a key role in what you become passionate about and how you feel about a thing determines your attitude to it. It is very important to have the right perspective. Meanwhile, try to recall the things and activities that you used to love before adulthood got in the way. This can go a long way in helping you restore your love for things and even kick-start your passion. To put it in practice, take a long and hard look at what you spend most of your time or money on. These insights usually are things we are very invested in or are passionate about. So list the things or jobs that you hate. Once you list and delete these options, your true passion will eventually become clearer to you. This is the elimination method were no matter what you are doing, how tedious the task is; bring your full enthusiasm into it. Your full attention helps you to think outside the box sometimes. Attempt tasks knowing that if you decide to do it, you are going to with zeal. On the due course, there are fears connected to finding and chasing our passions. These debilitating fears are sometimes logical, and at other times, they are not. However, in most cases, they hold us back. You have to face these fears and conquer them. This would let you move to chasing your passions.
!!Think Positive. Remain Open-minded. Surround yourself with Positive People!!
Article by : PRAKALPA G
Career Choice is one of the most difficult decisions to be taken.
That too in a country like ours, where few courses are especially meant for girls and boys 😛 I know that is bad huh!!
One important incident- one of my friend with great difficulty found a course with essential components as he expected and that would help him become a professional counselor. The course was to be pursued in a distance mode as he is employed.
Celebrating the success of discovering that course, he went on to enquire and the person at the university’s administrative office said, ” We do not take classes for single person, can you bring in ten more people?”
He stood blank for a while!
This is the state of education. A course is recognized through the university and if someone is passionate to pursue, then he has to do marketing for his passion as well? That was a new concept.
In this scenario, runs a debate on our TV, saying in what way counselors are helpful? Are they right or wrong:-/
Remuneration is considered a success in our society. Job satisfaction is the prime most need for sustainability. There are umpteen number of youngsters, who have left their passion behind just for the so called sophisticated life.
A balance has to be built in the system of satisfaction based earning. This comes with knowledge and clarity. Please be brave in exploring career options with an open mind.
Where there is will, there is way!
Article by: SaiLakshmi K V