Follow your passion. But…

We Need To Rethink Encouraging Our Kids To "Follow Your Passion"

We want to follow our passion through our jobs.
My passion is not your passion. It’s an individual unique feature. And passion changes and evolves with our age.
How can an organization cater for this ever changing needs of each and every individual? Organisations simply can’t do that. Not even Google.
So then how can you follow your passion?

Job is there to make you safe and sound. To give you some worth and financial safety.

Develop your passion beyond your job. Don’t expect your passion to be filled with in your job. Especially in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times like this. That is a steep ask, an impossible one.

Find your passion in your own time. Make time for it.
(Cut time from social media scrolling, binging TV series, games, anything that is an addiction in your life).

Not having time for your passion is a lie we tell our selves over and over.
The excitement and energy generated through spending time on your passion trickles in to work and family. Vice versa.
That’s a good deal.

A day in FLOW.

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In the morning I have done 2 hours of undisturbed work, Then took a break and followed up with another 3 hours of undisturbed work. I got so many things done. With in the process I have created my own framework for the GV-SPRINT which can be used in any number of days up to 5. That is something. Which means I am all good to facilitate a SPRINT workshop in any time frame, even with multiple groups. I even had the time to revamp the slide deck. All feel refreshed and reinvented. Guess I found my flow.

Seems easy, but had to do many things.
1) All the to-do lists were pushed for the next day to clear up the mind to focus on this one thing, with out any guilt.
2) Kept the phone on silent mode for the entire time.
3) Did not pick up the phone even in the break
4) All 5 hours were spent on one area of work. So mind was free to work deep.
5) Though I used the laptop, I used it with wifi off. When I wanted few resources to refer, I connected to internet and switched off again.
6) No social media, no emails.