Your 9-to-5 job and your identity

Our greatest sense of purpose or passion does not have to come from our 9-to-5 job. It can, but does not have to.

Sometimes a job is just how we pay our bills, and that is fine. Focus on who you are after your workday is over.

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We don't have only one purpose or passion

People will tell you to find your purpose or your passion. But we are multifaceted beings with many gifts, talents, interests, and ideas. Yet we are put under pressure to have this one purpose or one passion.

We will grow and shift so much in our lifetime that we can expect our desires and purpose to evolve too.

Instead of concentrating your energy on one purpose or passion, try to focus your energy on bringing your passion and purpose to everything you do.
Ask yourself:

  • What type of kindness, care, joy, and patience must you use to bring purpose and passion to your relationships?
  • What level of openness and curiosity should you have to bring meaning to tasks?

Everyone has had jobs they didn't like on the way to finding the job they do like.

Regardless of the job you do now, remain curious. Continuously try to see what this work experience can teach you.

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A Life Lived Passionately

Stop the conscious searching of your passion and just live passionately.

Trying to find a passion is often a fruitless exercise, though it is heavily advised in many books and articles. A better strategy is to lead a passionate life, which is a more holistic approach too.

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Things that draw people together as friends

We tend to build friendships with people who share common interests and values, have gone through the same difficulties, and support each other equally.

We are selective about friends because not everyone is able to exchange thoughts and feelings with us.

Passionate vs. standard workers

There is one truth that applies to everybody and to all fields: passion leads to meaningful results.

Passion is also what makes the difference between employees: while a standard employee will be satisfied with working the regular hours in order to get his pay slip at the end of the month, a passionate worker will search for deeper answers and take on more projects simply because he enjoys working.

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