You’ve always know you were built for something great, something phenomenal, something outstanding. You want to spend the rest of your life doing that one thing that matters to you but you can’t you’re working at a job that you don’t like, in a role that completely sucks and it seems you can do nothing about it. Man must eat, buy cloth, pay bills but even as you do this you feel it’s not just enough. “You don tire for patch patch”
You’re passionate about cooking but you’re working in bank and there’s no time for anything creative.
You enjoying coding but you’re studying sociology in college two different worlds and you’re struggling with your academics, patching your way through.
Most times we never really find ourselves starting at the perfect point (with the perfect job, studying the perfect course) but we can always make something great from where we especially when it come to building aspirations.
In this 21st century the world has become very open to many possibilities and you can carve out a niche for yourself. Even if what you’re passionate about is ‘weird’, you would find many other weird people who love what you do and want to tag along with you.
Let’s talk about key things to do when you want to build a career from your passion.
Ask Your Self The Big Question:
What would I spend the rest of my life doing and won’t stop doing even at the point of death?
Where am I now where do I hope to be?
Answering this question requires a lot of introspection, it about defining your personal vision and mission as well as your goals, think about it carefully.
Find Models That Work:
Who else is doing what you love doing, how good at they at it, how much success have they achieved, what can you learn from them?
There is nothing expressly new under the sun chances are there is someone out there in the world that loves what you love, is doing what you’d love to do and is very successful at it. Learn from them (not just the success but the failures) and define your own model.
Identifying your passion and getting a model of how you want to shape your dream is one thing, starting is another thing entirely. Starting is when you begin to test what works, what doesn’t. How best to move from point A to point B. Now you done with college with a sociology degree but passionate about software programming, is the next step to get another education or signup on Andela. Do you quit your job to start your business or do you start your business on the side till it grows to a certain stage. If you need to get a more challenging role with an upward mobile company how do you achieve that? Define your starting point then start!
When you begin working towards your passion, you would see genuine growth, things you didn’t expect you could do before you would begin to do them, your capacity would increase. You’ll create and learn with ease. You know why? Because you enjoy what you’re doing genuinely! This doesn’t mean the absence of challenges but in the midst of it you’ll find the new you emerging the one you’ve been waiting to meet.