Does your work light a fire inside you or does it consume you? If you’re passionate about work, it can be the best feeling in the world, or it can burn you out.
This is the kind of passion you want in life.
Harmonious passion will give you energy, harmonious passion will give you meaning, harmonious passion will make your life vibrant.
You will perform better at work, you will seem happier to your friends and you will be more resilient to the struggles of life.
Then there is the other kind of passion…
Obsessive passion is always on your mind, even when you don’t want it to be.
Obsessive passion interferes with your social life, you just can’t help but check your emails over dinner. You find yourself unable to hold conversations because you’re too distracted and anything not building your dream feels like a waste of time.
If something goes wrong at work, your whole world comes crashing down. You feel like your value and self-worth comes from your work, so if you fail or get fired, you are a failure.
You are obsessed.
This is not healthy.
Choose harmony, not obsession.