Are you doing your most passionate work every day? Are you doing your best work every day? We understand that it’s easy to get into a rut every now and then, especially if you aren’t passionate about your job in the first place. There are ways to do your most passionate work every day, though, and we will be unlocking that treasure chest of knowledge for you shortly.
If you are in a funk or are simply losing passion for your daily work tasks, it’s time to spice up your life again. The simple steps below can help you do just that, and it doesn’t matter if you are a first-time entrepreneur or the most experienced person in your field — these steps can work for everyone.
Are you ready to start doing your most passionate work every day?
How You Can Do Your Most Passionate Work Every Day
- Cut Out Every Single Distraction
- Learn New Ways To Perfect Your Craft
- Trick Your Brain
- Do Work That You Love
Cut Out Every Single Distraction
You can’t do your most passionate work if you are checking Twitter every five seconds. Likewise, you can’t do your best work if someone is distracting you while you are trying to knock a project out of the park. Doing your best and most passionate work involves complete focus.
This goes for work-from-home employees and office workers alike. Now, remote workers and office folks are dealt different hands. For instance, someone who works in an office can’t necessarily plug in his/her headphones and forget like the rest of the office doesn’t exist. After all, in an office setting, your boss could call your name at any given time. If you are working in an office with a lighthearted setting, you can tell people when you are going to focus in on work, though.
Now, if you work from home, you have to deal with people (roommates, friends, family members, etc.) who likely aren’t working when you are. If you don’t tell these people you are working, then they will constantly be knocking on your door. Work-from-home warriors are just like anyone else — they have work to do. If you really want to cut out the distractions, then you can have a closed-door policy. When the door to your office is closed, no one is allowed to distract you. If you are going to incorporate this policy, then you have to make sure you aren’t letting things like your phone distract you.
The best part about this concept, one might be wondering? Not only are you focused and doing your most passionate work, but you also might be working for a less amount of time since you are, theoretically, laser-focused.
The moral of the story: If you want to do your most passionate work, then you have to focus. Don’t let distractions win.
Learn New Ways To Perfect Your Craft
This is one of the most important steps on the list because it’s going to help you with personal growth. If you really want to accomplish your best work yet, then you need to learn how your mentors (or brilliant people in your field) conquered similar work before you. You can do this by meeting with your mentors, reading books, reading articles or trying out new ways to approach your work.
Here’s a quote that can better explain this concept.
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
So many aspiring writers don’t read. They talk about reading and say how much they love it, but they don’t do it as much as they need to. Successful writers — you know, writers like Stephen King — read and write a ton. When they are not reading, they are writing. When they are not writing, they are reading.
Entrepreneurs and business owners alike should take a play out of that book. When they aren’t working on a project, they should be learning about their industry, reading books, reading articles and figuring out ways to do something better. And when they are not learning about their industry, reading books, reading articles and figuring out ways to do something better, they are working on a project.
Trick Your Brain
This step is especially crucial if you aren’t doing the most meaningful work in your life. This step allows a person to feel passion while they are working. This step is to trick your brain.
Listening to music and tailoring your office environment around all of your wants and needs is the perfect way to trick your brain into actually thinking you like your work, and you might end up liking it as a result. If you are very passionate about your work in the first place, then this will only help you feel even more passionate about it.
People naturally feel like they are missing out when they are cooped up in an office, doing work. Successful people trick their brains and think everyone else is missing out while they are doing their work. Now, if you are passionate about your career, this just comes with the territory: If you aren’t doing work or progressing your work/skills in some way, you are wasting your days, and talent.
Here’s the thing, if your office environment and surroundings inspire you to do work, then you are likely going to be more passionate about said work. Create a space that is comfortable for your.
RELATED: Why Working Remotely Is Better Than Working In An Office. Tired of working in an office? Well, while working in an office certainly comes with its perks (like free coffee), working remotely outweighs all of those perks.
Do Work That You Love
The last step is a goal that everyone should try to achieve — do work that you love. Let’s face the facts, if you are doing work that you love, then you are naturally very passionate about it, which makes it rather easy to do your most passionate work every day.
Even on a bad day, a day in which you are very unmotivated to work, you can still love the work you do.
When you are passionate about your job, the quote below loses quite a bit of lust.
“A bad day of golf always beats a good day of work.”
Yes, golf is a brilliant (and fun) sport, but when you are actually passionate about the work you do, you don’t want to do anything else.
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