Steve Jobs once said, “People with passion can change the world”.
Live your passion, because there is going to be hard work and difficulty in any pursuit.
“You’ve got to find what you love,” Jobs continued. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
If you are serious about your professional life, chances are that you will putting yourself in stressful situations to chase your passion. Learning to laugh through difficult times, and even at yourself, is a great way to keep a well-rounded perspective. Incorporating some laughter is always a wholesome little boost for your day. Even watching a funny video can set you up for staying in a good mood. Science supports that assertion.
Lastly, laughter is a great way to create and build strong relationships. Laughter connects people. You don’t have to be the comedian of the office (and sincerity is essential), but even taking some joy from the lighter side of life will brighten up your coworkers’ and friends’ days.
Make sure that your regular work environment fits you, your personality, and your mindset. Let it match your passion in the work setting. In Marie Kondo’s highly regarded book on neatness and organization, she writes that you should only keep things that bring joy into your life. Follow a similar philosophy when designing your office. Of course, you’ll be orienting yourself toward useful productivity, but go ahead include sentimental items and things that cheer you up, when putting together your office.
There are plenty of ways to increase your productivity, whether it’s being more organized, educating yourself, or re-thinking business strategies. However, sometimes what you really need is to remove some strain from your path by adding some passion to your process.