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“Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of the bed in the morning.”
What is the difference between hobby and passion? Merriam-Webster defines passion as “an object of desire or deep interest,” and hobby as “a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation.” In other words, a hobby is something you do for fun while a passion is something you want to do intensely, to the extent of losing sleep.
Setting a goal you’re passionate with makes it easier for you to commit. When you’re passionate about something, nobody has to force you to do it; you willingly and whole-heartedly subject yourself to long hours of work just to get what you want.
From the Latin word “passio” that means suffering, passionate overwhelms you with a feeling of devotion, almost akin to suffering. But this “suffering” gives a reason for living, a purpose for existence.
Apple CEO, Steve Jobs said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Unhappiness with your line of work results to low productivity and performance, affecting your mindset and making you prone to depression.
Emotional happiness in the workplace or in any aspects of your life greatly affects how your whole body submits to it. So it’s either you develop a passion for your job, or you find a job you’re passionate about.