Your Profession Your Passion

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

PassionYour 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.

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