THE CATALYST: Passion About What You Do is Crucial for Success

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By Felix Concepcion Veroya

You have probably heard by now that to be successful you need to find what you are passionate about. It is so much easier for people who are passionate about something to wake up and go to sleep with their work than those who just like what they do.

However, many people do not know the benefits of being passionate about one’s work. For instance, people who are passionate about their work spend less time doing other activities because for them their work is a means to an end, and they are able to accomplish more through their work. On the other hand, those who have no passion spend much of their time on unrelated activities.

The point is that a lot of people do not know the benefits of having passion about what you do because it is practically unheard of these days. However, there are still many people who do know these benefits and yet they choose not to discover it for themselves, or perhaps they never did find out about it in the first place.

For instance, there are many people who do not know the benefits of being passionate about their work because they have never done it before. They like what they do but they have not been able to find out how much better it would be if they were passionate about it. In this article, I will share with you 10 benefits of being passionate about what you do.

1. You will Be More Focused and Dedicated to Your Work

When you are passionate about something you tend to put your whole self into it. So, when passion is present in you, if it is your work then you will feel the need to do whatever is necessary to achieve your goals. For example, if you are passionate about your work, you will be able to focus on what needs to be done for the job to be completed with the best possible results.

2. Being Passionate About Your Work Will Stimulate Your Interest in Life

People who are passionate about what they do tend to be more interested in other things. They become more involved with life and therefore, there is no doubt that the people who are passionate about their work will not have a boring life. Obviously, if you find a job you do not like then it is obvious that you will not be interested in anything else, and this is what happens when passion is absent from you. Being passionate about what you do, either in business or work, promotes continuous growth personally and professionally since interest is sustained in all instances.

3. You Will Be More Motivated to Do More and You Will Work for the Future

If you are passionate about what you do, then it means that you are driven by your passion. You want more and even though things do not seem to be in your favor today, you are motivated to keep going for the future. When this is the case, then obviously you will do what it takes not only to survive but also to excel in life. The future is brighter for those individuals who have found passion in their jobs or businesses.

4. You Will Be More Productive in Every Way

You have probably heard this statement before – “If you love what you do then you will do it well.”. This is true because when passion is present in you then obviously it will motivate you to become more productive. So, whether it is working or playing, when passion is present in you then you do everything like there is no tomorrow. The efforts you exert and the results that you produce tend to be more.

5. You Will Set Higher Standards for Yourself

When something is a part of who we are, we tend to set higher standards for ourselves with regards to how we perform the activity and how much effort we put into it. With passion comes growth and this helps us realize that there is always something we can improve upon. Therefore, when you have passion for what you do, then it means that you will be pushing yourself to be the best that you can be in every way. This also fuels us to do more and to always raise the bar in any instance that we are into.

6. You Will Be Able to Work More Effectively and Efficiently

Obviously when passion is present in you then it means that the likelihood of your work being done effectively and efficiently is higher. This is because your passion motivates and inspires you to work as hard as possible to achieve your goals. You want to make use of your resources optimally and execute it will the highest possible level of quality.

7. Your Confidence in Yourself will Increase

When passion is present in you then it means that you have the confidence to go out into the world and take on the challenges that life throws. Obviously, this confidence is something that all of us need so when you are passionate about your work then it is easy to see how your confidence in yourself can increase. You can be more comfortable with who you are and express yourself to people around you which applies not only to your personal life as well as your professional career. You will also have a better feeling about your future since your sense of confidence is high and your sense of uncertainty and insecurity is relatively low.

8. You Will Be Happier because You will See Greater Results

Being passionate about what you do will make you content with the results that you achieve, whether it is big or small. If you are passionate, then the results of your hard work become more important than the actual task or even the job itself. Being passionate not only helps you to achieve great results but also makes you content with these results. Your passion will make you appreciate the work that you have done and the results it produces.

9. You Will Feel More Motivated to Go Forth and Make Changes in Your Life

Life can be difficult and sometimes, things will not be in your favor. This is when passion becomes an important part of your life. When you are motivated by passion then it means that you will continue to go forth in whatever your life’s journey may be no matter how difficult it is. Passion is a great motivator and inspiration. Passion, once you have discovered and applied it, make positive changes in your life.

10. Your Relationships Will Become Stronger

Whether it is with a friend, family member, colleague, or business associate, when passion is present in you then it means that your relationship will become stronger. You will feel more connected to those around you and life will become much better for everyone involved.

Discovering your passion is essential and will bring many benefits. I can attest to this since at a young age I was able to discover, explored, utilized, and shared my passion with the world. It brought me several benefits from personal up to my professional career. I wish that you will discover yours too and rest assured your passion will make you a #significantlybetter individual.

For questions, concerns, advice and speaking engagements, please send an email to fcveroya@asklexph.com or visit asklexph.com/courses for free e-learning courses for professional development.

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