If you want to be successful at your job and move up the higher ladder you need to be passionate about your work. You need to be motivated and driven to be the best you can be regardless of your work. Passion, drive, motivation, zeal, these are the driving force to make you at the top. The self-driven attitudes about your work that can help you lead down the path to success. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
For me this jumped out as examples of both passion and success. Our success comes not so much from what we do (our job), but how well we do it, it called our passion for our job. It also illustrates that regardless of your job or your position on the higher ladder, you can be successful if you have passion for your work.
Passion is important for this will make you enjoy even in the simple things that you are doing. For example, we may not look a street sweeper successful in the nature of his job yet, his fulfillment is measured by how he goes his work each day giving it his best as a best street sweeper he can be. He is passionate about being the best sweeper that he can at what he does. This makes him successful at his job.
Regardless of your current job bringing passion to your work can lay a foundation for success. Not just success in your current job, but success for every opportunity you want to take up the higher ladder. You may hate your job now, but the attitude you take towards it can play an important role in your career. Passion is an emotion that comes from within you. It is your enthusiasm, your zeal, your drive and your motivation. You don’t want to just feel passionate about your job; you want to put passion into it. You want to apply all of your skills and all of your energy into your work.
Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, might and strength and by doing this success is being within your reach.
ROXEL M. GIMARANGAN