How do I set up room for passion at a new job? 2 months ago
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From today’s serendipitously heart-centric yoga class:
Breathe in, picturing all of you converging on your heart and imagining a cool, blue moon.
Breathe out, visualizing warm radiant sun energy shining out of your heart through your whole body, the room, the state, the planet….
I really believe passion starts within, when I feel whole and maybe even concentrated. Then I have passion to reach everywhere. 6 months ago
I need to either know I can do the work or have done the work. Or I need confidence that I can learn what I need. Otherwise, passion for work is just putting work on a pedestal. That will intimidate me from feeling a part of it.
Theme of the month: connection, or maybe confidence (represented by a spine of glo-stick). 6 months ago
I want to be enthusiastic today! I am, I don’t just want to be.
And I discovered that work is everything. My life’s work may be those 40 hours a week, or the learning to be happy when I’m alone in a cluttered room on a rainy day. I am happy about what is…because it is. How is that for resourceful!
OK, maybe this is a sugar high talking, but I really think I am turning a corner with letting things be easy and then even exciting. Yay for passion about everything! 14 months ago
Apparently commitment opens up the door for passion. But how to be committed? I mean, people have expectations, but that’s not the same as internal commitment. What about preparing for contingency plans, e.g. if the work goes away…. 18 months ago
By the way, I am where I want to be in my work. I’m content with my level and the overall project goals. Networking (i.e. introducing myself to new optimistic people) helps me focus on this. So, I have underlying passion. When I seem hesistant, it is probably the resurfacing of my childhood thoughts about not wanting to seem like a nerd. But, as I know now, nerds rule! I want to be even more of a nerd! 20 months ago
I’ve gotten very passionate about my hobby; it’s good to experience that elation in an area that “doesn’t really matter”. However, the time/thought/creative energy for the hobby seems to squeeze out that for work or almost even vacation. Of course, I know I will be more satisfied with good work results then good hobby results. Work is how I’ve chosen to find meaning in life for several years. I’ve refined what I really wanted in work (the culture, the teamwork, the end product) and attained it! The obstacles now are perfectionism and impatience and detail-orientation and fears of success and failure. Just reminding myself that it is I that gets in my way, so it is I that can clear the way too :). 22 months ago