You only get one life, so enjoy it and live with passion.
So many of us spend our days learning at school, then working and don’t leave much for ourselves. You are responsible for your own happiness, and living a life without passion will not aid you in that objective.
While work is important, many people get stuck doing something they don’t enjoy to make money. Days are spent bored and just trying to get through the day. I have always believed that if you don’t like what you do, you need to find a way to change it or bring joy into your day.
Sometimes, we go to school to do one job that satisfies what our family wants but find it doesn’t bring us joy. You are the one who has to live your life and is solely responsible for how you do it. Recognizing this helps us give ourselves permission to be happy.
I did not always enjoy my job, but I always took joy in my peers. Being able to joke around with colleagues made the day go by faster, and it brought joy into the day. That is something I can always get behind. I also made some lifelong friends along the way.
On those occasions where I was still not happy with my work, I trained for another job. This isn’t necessarily comfortable, but sometimes we have to go outside our comfort zone to grow. You also have to recognize you will temporarily reduce your free time while you do it, but it will be worth it in the end.
The reality is you can stay stuck and complain for months about it, or you can train yourself for a job you love, stretching yourself and then doing something you enjoy. If you train, you are further ahead than if all you do is complain.
Outside of work, we have friends and family that we spend time with. Ensure it is quality time and be focused, doing what you love, with those you love.
Passion is defined as a strong emotion. It is a deep feeling of love and commitment to whatever it is you are doing. Whatever you do, put all of you into it, and you will be living passionately.
There is a negative side to passion. Beware and know any emotion can be intensified. Living with passion talks solely to the positive side of life and the feelings that go with it. Purge the negative and focus on the positive. That is where joy, happiness and peace abide. Make a commitment to yourself to do this.
When you are committed to what you do and who you are spending time with, you will find work isn’t that hard, and life is more enjoyable. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want this for themselves.
You owe it to yourself to live the best life you can, bringing joy to yourself and those around you. There is nothing wrong with this approach, nor is it selfish to do something you love or spend time with people you care about. It is self-care.
When we are happier, we are more apt to continue to do things that bring joy to ourselves and others. We are fun to be around, and we are more at peace.
Go after what you want with commitment and passion. Do what you need to in order to find a job that brings you joy, friends who lift you up, and love yourself along the way.
When you find that joy, please share it with others and help them do the same. If you don’t and just complain, one year from now, you can come back and read this and realize in that time, you could have done something to change your circumstance but chose not to.
Living with passion is a choice that only you can make for yourself. You are worth it, so reach for your dreams and live with passion.
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