Why I am Passionate about my Job


Have you ever been bored and unmotivated at work? You’re not alone. It’s easy to get bored at work and feel like you’re just going through the motions.

Hope remains! It doesn’t have to be like this. Here are some suggestions for rekindling your job passion:

  1. Focus on one aspect of what you do every day that interests or excites you. We naturally want to go above and beyond when we are passionate about our work. Find what that is for you and focus on it.
  2. Define what you enjoy about your job. Don’t see it as "just a job," It’s time to see the bigger picture and do what’s best for yourself, even if that means turning down some work.
  3. If you hate your job, look for a new one rather than try to make it work for you. Too many people settle into their careers or even life. You’ll feel better knowing you’re focused on making good choices.
  4. Find a mentor you can ask for advice or just meet for lunch or coffee. It’s important not to feel alone in these matters because no one is always happy and having someone to share the burden makes a huge difference.
  5. Talk to someone if you’re struggling. Don’t hold things in, as this could cause more issues.
  6. Set weekly goals or even small mini-goals, so you have something to look forward to and your work is more than just a means to an end.
  7. Own your work and don’t worry about what others do. Comparison is the thief of joy, as they say.
  8. Take some time for yourself. If you feel overworked, it may be difficult to find something you enjoy about your job or even be passionate about it. So don’t forget to schedule in time for your passions, interests, friends and family.
  9. Dare to do what seems impossible or risky. It takes a bit of discomfort to discover our true passions and not just settle for nice, comfortable things in life.
  10. Recognise your passion for your job. If you have a passion for something else, try to incorporate it into your workday. If you enjoy cooking, gardening or art, perhaps you can incorporate these passions into your daily routine. Try a new lunch spot once a week instead of eating at the same place every day.

At the end of the day, there is no right or wrong way to get ahead in the world of work. It's up to you what feels best for your career and personal life.

If you love your job, keep doing it! But if you don't feel like yourself at work anymore, take a step back and consider how to make things better for yourself—whether that means turning down some work or looking for new opportunities outside of this workplace.

With so many options out there these days, it may be time for something different—even if it seems scary!

Check out my latest blog post, "Creative Thinking Isn't Just For Artists And Designers—You Can Do It Too!" for some tips on how creativity might bring back your spark!

📚 What I’m reading right now

Benjamin Hardy’s book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, dispels the widely held belief that one’s personality—that is, the consistent opinions, beliefs, and habits of an individual—are unchangeable and innate. Rather than allowing circumstances to dictate how and who we become, we can exert control over our lives by taking a few simple steps. This is a book that I would strongly recommend to everyone.

🎙️ What I’m listening to now

I am currently listening to the podcast—The ONE Thing with Geoff Woods: The High-Achiever’s Guide to Happiness, Confidence & Success featuring Dan Sullivan.

Dan Sullivan explains how you can recognise your daily gains of progress and live in the happiness you cultivate to stop living in the gap between where you are and where you want to be. It was an interesting podcast. His book, The Gap and the Gain,” has now been purchased by me.