For managers the most important trait they are looking for in their employees is passion.
People with passion get noticed; it opens doors and opportunities.
But what if you don’t feel passionate about your job?
What if you haven’t felt passion in any job you have been in? If you don’t really care about the work you do during the day?
3 Steps to Becoming Passionate
1. Start by reading this article about setting your goals
Without long term goals, without a reason to perform, passion is very hard to find.
Once you have set your long term goals, evaluate how your job can help you reach your goal.
“The biggest mistake we ever make is thinking we work for anyone but ourselves” – Brian Tracy
The reason you are working for your employer is so that you can realize your personal goals, by over performing where you are now, you will get opportunities to rise, both within the company or by being headhunted into competitors. You might be looking for career advances or salary advances, or both!
Both doors will be opened by over performing and being passionate about your job.
2. List everything that is good about your company
Does the company provide value to customers?
Does your employer offer you opportunities?
Are they helpful in society?
How is the social climate at the company?
See if you can find anything within the company that resonates with you, that is something you care about. If you think about it long enough, two things are all that can happen – Either you find something or you don’t!
If you find something, focus on that; use that to channel your focus and your passion.
If not – well if nothing in the company resonates with you and is something you can care about – maybe it is time to find new employment…
3. Fake it till you make it!
Even if you set your goals, work your current job into the plans, find something in the company that you can really care for – it doesn’t always make you passionate overnight.
It takes time to build passion, to take a small spark and fan it into a flame.
The above two steps can create the spark – the third is all about fanning that flame.
Work as if you were passionate, talk as if you were passionate, work as if you are passionate.
In everything you do – be passionate!
Before you know it you will be feeling that passion – you will realize that you aren’t faking it any more, you are truly passionate.
Remember this advice can be used for any of the 4 major areas of your life “Health, Relationships, Finance or Career” – Just switch the work company.
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