Recently, I attended programs and events held at Parsons The New School for Design for the first NYC Fashion Career Week. A variety of sessions were held for people interested in working in the fashion industry and becoming fashion designers. The program kicked off the week featuring a conversation with fashion designer Tracy Reese. During this session, Reese mentioned the importance of having passion for your work and career.
So, let me ask these questions to you. Where is your passion? What part of your work makes you passionate about getting up in the morning or staying late at night to complete a project.
According to Merriam-Webster.com, passion means a strong feeling of enthusiasm for something or about doing something. Some people may feel passionate about working with children, such as teachers, daycare and after school workers. While other people may feel passionate about helping others, such as customer service representatives, sales associates and hospital workers.
If you feel confused about finding your passion, here are some questions to think about.
- What would you enjoy doing even if you didn't get paid for it?
- What do you enjoy doing everyday?
- If money wasn't an issue, what would you do everyday?
- What are your core skills?
- What would other people say are your core skills?
Finding your passion doesn't happen for everyone at the same age. For example, you may find it as a teenager or even when you are senior citizen. The whole idea is to take time and think about your passion. Then, you can think of ways to start using your passion in your career. Whether you want to start a business or find a new job, use your passion to set you in the right direction.
When you get a chance, read this article published on Examiner.com about a woman combining both her talent and passion into a wonderful career.