Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Well that's the question for the ages! We are all looking for it and a lucky few find it. I think finding your passion is all about figuring out what excites you, what captures your interest, what keeps you up at night thinking about it with joy and enthusiasm. It is about trying enough things to know the difference between the awesome and the basic.
This is a good one, so I asked a few colleagues to weigh in also.
1) Ask and answer questions.
2) Make and use lists.
Goals - are they reasonable, actionable?
What makes you happy - can you make money doing it?
Career deal breakers – anything you won’t do?
3) Review, Revisit, Repeat until Passion Ignited.
- Your passion is what gets you up in the morning and gets you motivated to go to work.
- If you are passionate about your work or the type of work you do, you get fulfillment from your work. It gives you a sense of accomplishment.
- You can find your passion by making a list of things that you have enjoyed doing at work or would like to do. You can write down what types of jobs or companies that allow you truly embrace your passion.
• What do you enjoy doing? What motivates you? These are questions to ask yourself when determining your passion.
• Your passion can be something that fulfills and motivates you. Find that thing that you enjoy and can also be paid to do.
• Your passion may be the thing that you could do every day if you weren’t getting paid.