Is that something you can honestly say?
If you’re like most people, the answer is no. And it appears that, for many of those people, it’s a perfectly acceptable answer.
I don’t know about you, but I think there’s something wrong with that. It’s bad enough that many of us don’t find enough fulfilment in what we do to actually look forward to doing more of it. It’s worse that we take it for granted that work is something we should be happy to get over with. “Thank God it’s Friday” is so normal, we hardly question the gross anomaly of spending 5 days out of 7 looking forward to 2!
I’m not saying you should drop everything and “follow your passion.” I’m asking why it doesn’t bother us that we’re not passionate about our work. (I’m almost convinced some people can’t imagine how “passion” and “work” would appear in the same sentence!)
Instead, there’s a general perception that passion should be reserved for our free time. Now, my reservations about that idea aside, I truly believe that if you can’t drum up passion for your work (which is, of course, a very real possibility), the next best thing would be to spend any free time you could scavenge working on your passion. Operative word being “working.” (So, sorry: sports and TV series and such, however passionately pursued, don’t count.) Do you know a lot of people who fit that profile?
Are you passionate about your work? If not, are you working on your passion?
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