Passion :The Key To Thriving In Your Career

by Eden Benibo

There is no career without challenges, regardless of who you are.

It takes more!
It’s not enough to only have dreams and visions for your career, it’s pertinent to also have a driving force which will lead you to those goals in the long run. In other words, It’s not enough to know what you want to do, you’ve got to know what makes you do what you do because this is what will keep you going when the heat gets hotter.

According to Chika Akinwale, founder of Cambridge Leadership Academy, “A vision is fueled by a deep desire or conviction within”. This is where passion comes in.
Passion keeps you going…
The fact is, challenges will come at every stage of one’s career, but, the truth is that, you have the power to either be burned by the heat or go through that heat and come out refined.
Going through the heat is definitely not an easy task in any career; this is why you need to be constantly fueled by passion.

The awesome truth about it is that it is not static. It drives you to thrive, even in stagnant times.
Passion is like a stronghold, when the heat burns at whatever stage in your career, you will gradually rise above the ashes of your fears.
…the language of go-getters
Look through the tunnel of time past, you’ll see stories of great men and women who failed countless times in their various careers, yet, in the long run; they became world champions.
These achievers were definitely not of the same age, race or gender; they only spoke a common language; the language of passion. The fact is, they failed at one point or the other. But, the beautiful truth is that, they went through the heat from the kiln and came out stronger, with well baked triumphs!

The big picture
Here’s the big picture: the same heat that makes gold out of a career; can fold that same career. People go through the same challenges and come out with different results. The big question here is: what makes the difference?
Passion! The difference between those who come out with solid results and others who are left with melted goals.
It takes passion to not just keep holding on, but to keep taking positive steps in spite of the heat, until you get your desired results.
It’s all on you!
Passion will only come effortlessly when you love what you do. When you love what you do, failure won’t be an option. Your passion will keep your eyes on what lies beyond the heat.
Your passion may not prevent challenges, but it won’t let challenges stop you either.
Even with passion, you’ll still ‘sweat’ (that’s why challenges can be synonymous with ‘heat’). It’s high time we understood that without passion, one will definitely be discouraged when the heat in any career starts to burn.

You need not be afraid of challenges, only be alarmed when you have a dwindling passion. With passion, you may fall on your face, but you will have the energy to keep rising.
At the end of it all, the choice is yours! To either glow or blow, to either be refined or burnt; but, always remember, beyond the heat lies a stronger, more fulfilled and refined you!

Eden Benibo

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Pearl March 16, 2020 - 8:12 pm

Yaaay! I read this when it was posted months ago by She Leads Africa. Just what I needed at the time, and just the reminders I need now. Thanks for writing and reposting. Love you Eden!

Mark Oworu March 16, 2020 - 9:02 pm

Thanks for this, Queen Poetry! These days have felt so overwhelming in the pursuit of my personal goals and dreams. But when I remember the why of my what, this gives me going. Passion means and is different things to different people. In the end, it remains what’s left on days that seem to harsh. It remains what helps us get through those days. You’ve said it all, this is just my little understanding from the whole insight you’ve given us. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you

Prince March 16, 2020 - 9:16 pm

This is both so timely and beautiful

Justine March 17, 2020 - 11:11 am

Thanks for all you do, Eden

Bola March 17, 2020 - 11:20 am

Is there even refinement without the heat? i think its just a necessary evil that won’t always last. The heat period is the real time for growth and refinement.. I love


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