Job and Passion


One’s passion is the most important consideration when choosing a job. Do you Agree?

Steve Jobs, an American business magnate and founder of Apple once said, “The only way to do great things is to love what you do.” Driven by his passion, he created revolutionary devices like the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Having seen this great feat, I agree that passion is the most important consideration when choosing a job, and I have many reasons to think this way.

Firstly, following your passion lowers your stress during work because your work involves tasks you enjoy doing. In 2015, studies had shown that following your passion reduces stress levels and contributes to greater happiness, presumably because people enjoy their work more. Thus, following your passion lets you ease up your job.

Secondly, following your passion lets you relate more to your work, allowing you to come up with more creative ideas to complete tasks. For instance, a passionate cartoonist is able to think of creative cartoon ideas as he loves his work, thus, being passionate about your job makes it easier to get things done.

Lastly, following your passion motivates you to go beyond your call of duty whenever necessary. If you enjoy your work, you feel more motivated to complete tasks outside your usual work schedule. For example, a passionate toys designer would be more than willing to work late shifts to design toys to meet popular demands. Thus, passion can drive us to complete extra work.

However, despite the above benefits, people may disagree with my stand and argue that just because you like something, it does not mean that you will enjoy doing it. This is not wrong: I may enjoy listening to piano music, but I may not enjoy playing the piano, hence it is true. However, that is because I am not passionate enough to play the piano, so passion is still a crucial point to consider when choosing a job.

In the end, passion is important when choosing a job, as it is the key to succeeding in your work. Without passion, you may not put in the effort needed to complete your work. As Sid Haig once said, “If you are not passionate about your work, you will not be good at it.”

(contributed by X.R.)