by Dr. Regina Campbell
“To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.”– Sister Mary Lauretta
“Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust what inspires you.” – The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success
Your profession should be your passion. Michael Jordan was once asked why he comes to the arena hours before a game to practice. He stated my passion is what drives me to be here. Michael went on to say I can’t believe I get paid for what I do. When you come to a point in your career that you can make this same statement then your profession is your passion. I encourage you to examine if your career brings your passion and motivation. If your current career is not a passion then you could possibly be in the wrong career. Your ultimate goal is to find a career that aligns with your gifts, skills and passion in which you then will experience joy. Many times people work a job for the purpose of paying the bills and I understand but I hope at one point you will be able to find a profession that feeds your passion. There was a time I worked a job that I didn’t like and I found myself always looking forward to the weekends and dreading Monday mornings. It was then I thought to myself I need to find what fuels my passion and I am happy to say I was able to find such a career. Also be careful with a career for the sole purpose of money. If money is the driving force and you are skilled to perform the job yet you can still become lack luster towards such a career. Finally when your profession becomes your passion you will achieve your purpose and find self-actualization.