The day you find the job you love
is the last day you have to work.
--- Anthony Silard
Why is it so important to discover your passion? Because you have something unique and unrivaled to contribute.
You can discover your passion and integrate it into your life’s purpose by asking yourself, “What have I been through, or seen others go through, that I could dedicate myself to preventing?” and “What about the world agitates me and makes me feel uncomfortable?”
Make your resolve concrete by asking yourself, “What would wake me up in the morning and make me want to go through the doors of my office, my school, my hospital, or my stadium and do something with my life?”
Best of all, the day you confront the suffering you or others have experienced and convert it into your passion will be the last day you have to work. You will never again have a job. You will no longer even have to ponder, “What will I do in my career?” Instead, you will have a calling.
Your greater purpose will evolve out of a deeply rooted inner passion you won’t be able to shake even if you try, and it will drive you to achieve spectacular results.
Make this metamorphosis happen in every area of your life—starting today.
Anthony Silard is the president of The Global Leadership Institute and the author of the Simon & Schuster book The Connection: Link Your Passion, Purpose, and Actions to Make a Difference in the World. To receive Smile, It's Monday each week in your inbox and a free copy of Anthony's new audio CD, "The Surprising Source of Your Passion", enter your email here (1-step only).