Take a moment and think about how you would
respond: What is your passion? What are you
In the 21st century world, this can be a leading
driver for what fields you want to enter as your
So, take the time, even if you are in your mid-
career, to identify what you enjoy, what motivates
you to get up early and gives you energy to not
give up when you are tired.
Go beyond the listing of likes and interests and
examine under the surface why you like that ‘like,’
what generates the ‘like’ feeling? Explore what
are the basic parts that are good and those that
you would prefer to exclude. Here is a client’s
example: ‘My passion is creatively improving
business processes to fulfill clients’ needs. It
must include a fast-paced environment, fast
feedback cycles, strong customer involvement
and computer-integrated solutions. I would
love to have the chance to “pitch proposals
It should avoid long distance travel by air. ‘
Are there jobs that would allow me to do this–
technological solutions, interaction with people,
training, problem solving and computer software
design, fast-paced, high energy, relationship building
as much is done by referrals..?
How can I do as much of this without having
to do airplane flights?
In other words, how can my life be arranged so
that I can do what I am passionate about, in
its purest form, and avoid what I do not like to
Set doing your passion as your goal.
Don’t be afraid of moving toward your goals,
even when it involves change. Take
unfortunate events as learning steps on your
way to achieving what you want, your goal.
Be serious about making your passion a goal and
Two great links about motivation and coaching
for positive outcomes are S. Jobs’ Stanford
commencement address and D. Pink’s blog
about the importance of a person’s state of
mind. [Brief notes on each are in the