Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. #MondayMotivation #PurposeNotPassion
Stop sitting in job interviews and describing yourself as passionate. Take the time to think about why you actually want to do the work that you do. Check out this link for some tips. #ThursdayThoughts
Make the decision to move from passion to purpose. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson #WednesdayWisdom
There is universal agreement that the word “passion” is highly overused in professional settings. It needs to be retired.
That word should have been tossed in the wastebasket years ago but seems to continue to land in recycle. It comes back to haunt hiring managers, job seekers, recruiters, and everyone year after year.
In a purely selfish attempt to prevent me from reading one more cover letter explaining someone’s passion for working on programs; might I suggest the word “purpose”.
I know, you like that right? But wait, don’t just go through your documents and replace one word with the other.
Replacing passion with purpose requires a little more work on your part.
You need to ask yourself “What motivates me?” “What inspires me?” “What type of work will engage me and spark my A game most of the time?”
Please do not misunderstand, walking a purposeful path does not mean you will avoid every frustration that naturally comes along with work. It will, however, better align the personal and professional and minimize feelings of discontent.
Move toward a purposeful existence. Examine what you are doing and determine if it makes your heart smile in some way. If not, don’t be afraid to change direction.