Having a deep connection to your aspiration is the driving force that will help you get through challenging periods.
Having an emotional connection means you have a strong bond with what you are doing.
To get the best from what you choose to devote yourself to, means you have an emotional connection to it. Look around you, be it public servants, athletes, actors, speakers, writers, artists, poets, coaches, the ones who have excelled beyond the ordinary all have an emotional connection to what they do. It is the emotional connection that has helped them to get through the tough times. In fact, being emotionally connected to what you enjoy doing doesn’t exempt you from mishaps or challenges. What is does, is help you to push through. Therefore, for anyone who wants to excel beyond the ordinary in whatever profession, they have to devote themselves. However, to devote yourself fully you have to have that emotional connection and it is that emotional connection which will take you through the mundane period of the journey. Merely wanting to do something or not having passion for what you choose to do, will only make you more likely to quit.
You must love what you do.
What should I devote myself to? This is a question that I have asked myself and maybe you too have been asking that same question. Another question for you, what did you enjoy doing as a child? I asked myself that question for almost a year before it came clear to me that I always like to listen and give advice. I gave some bad advice, and my childhood friends could attest to that.
If you have lost touch with yourself it could be because you have (as most of us have) listened to everyone else in regards to what they want you to do or what they think is best for you. If you are doing what you are doing because someone thinks it is best for you and you don’t have the passion for it, having the emotional connection is almost impossible. It is much easier to connect deeply to something that you choose to do, not something that was forced upon you by someone else.
When you are emotionally connected to what you do…
- You are less likely to quit –develop resilience
- You are less likely to be distracted – more focused
- You don’t get bored of what you are doing easily – you find ways to keep the excitement
- You are more likely to stick it out through the mundane periods – become disciplined
- You are more likely to find creative ways to do what you are doing – become more creative
- You are more likely to go the extra mile – develop the courage
- You become more confident in yourself – you’ll take more action
- You’ll feel more enthused about what you do – the passion stays alive
To be emotionally connected to what you do doesn’t only come because you love it, it comes by you doing what you love.
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