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If there’s anything I can take from my career experiences so far, it’s that passion is the key ingredient for success.

I have struggled and ended up in the wrong places, but passion also brought me back to where I needed to be. This post might end up being a bit more autobiographical than I’d like it to be, but hopefully, you can take some motivation from it.

Here’s why I think passion is such a key ingredient.

We’ve all worked in jobs where we didn’t really care what we were doing. Money is money, right?

That’s true to an extent, but some of us have more willpower than others. I’ll put my hands up and say that I don’t have much willpower if I don’t enjoy what I’m doing. I’ll do it, but it won’t be my best work. I’m sure we’ve all felt that way at some point.

What’s missing here? Passion.

If you love what you do, you’ll have the passion and drive to succeed. Suddenly, it no longer becomes a job or hard work; it’s something you enjoy doing. You don’t even give a second thought to how much effort you’re putting in because you really don’t mind that you’re doing it.

That’s all well and good, but not everyone can find the job of their dreams, right?

There are certainly barriers to entry, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give it a go.

Firstly, you need to figure out what it is that you want to do with your life. It took me years to figure out my passions, and I only stumbled upon them by chance.

However, there are plenty of Career Advisors & Counsellors out there that can try and make the decision easier for you. They can analyze your skills and see what you’re best suited to, and you might come across something you hadn’t anticipated.

Once you’ve got that idea in mind, all you’ve got to do is work towards it. This is where you need to take things one day at a time and keep that goal in mind. First and foremost, it is important to go and acquire those skills either by learning or practice.

Let’s look at some examples here.

  • If you wanted to enter into the Sales Professional – though it is not mandatory, it will definitely help to obtain some Professional Sales Training. It will show your prospective employers that you are serious about your career.
  • If you wanted to enter Alternative Healthcare or Kinesiology – a course or training in Massage Therapy might be an option.
  • If you wanted to be a Forklift operator, then courses such as TCE offer beginner and experienced forklift training courses will give you a heads up over others.

By equipping yourself with those kinds of skills, you’ll be more valuable to potential employers. Educate yourself in any way you can, and seek out any opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. It might mean working a separate job and volunteering on the side for a while. If you’re willing to do this, your chances of landing that dream job will improve day-by-day.

But, it all comes back to that key ingredient: passion.

If any of this sounds like laborious and boring work, you haven’t found what you really want to do.

If it comes naturally and you don’t even think about how difficult it might be, you’ve found something you really love. That doesn’t mean it’ll come easily and you won’t get frustrated from time-to-time, but you’ll keep going.

I wish you the best of luck in finding something that gives you the passion for succeeding.

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