Checking in on your passion
"Checking In On Your Passion"
Whether you’re talking about business goals or our personal lives, passion is the all-important motivator that gets us to where we want to be. Sometimes it strikes us out of nowhere and suddenly we find ourselves chasing a new horizon. But other times, before we realize it, passion can quietly drain away and leave us wondering why we ever started doing something in the first place.
That’s why it’s worth it to check in on your passion now and again and evaluate how you’re feeling. What this means is taking a step back and seeing if what you want has changed since you initially set out to achieve a goal. You can ask yourself a few basic questions to start:
These are just a few examples of questions you can ask yourself periodically to make sure you continue to direct your time and energy toward things that truly matter to you. This evaluation is also useful because it can reveal whether or not your processes need to adapt in order to achieve your updated goals or adjust to the unplanned things that come up in life. What you wanted a year ago might not be exactly what you want today, and being honest with yourself will ultimately ensure that you don't end up burning out.