Why do we need to assess our self in order to be in the line to find what we are passionate about? If this question is hard to digest, than we need to simplify it. One of the most important factors in life is work. Yes, in order to make the financial side rolling, a good job is necessary.
We can find people working hard devoting their daily 9 to 5 to their office tasks, factory activities or door to door marketing sales. Many people are happy for that because of the financial reward. But on the other side, are they happy with their jobs?
We need to get one thing clear here, job is something you do to earn a living. This definition does not carry the quality side of life nor does it refer to their psychological standings. You work and you get paid, full stop. Some people are quite tolerable with that consequence.
But if it is career you want, we need to look at other aspects apart from a mere work and money. This is where the depth of psychological state comes in. For some, money matter does come into conversation although lacking in passion. Career is something that you build in time according to passion.
So we need to distinguish your work activities between work and career. If you do your job right but without passion, you need to ask yourself whether you would like a career of it. Because career needs long and strong endurance of time and energy, something that might last a lifetime. If you have passion over something, then you will go back to it no matter how big the distortion can be. Yet this is not a matter of right or wrong. This is a matter of choice. It would be very satisfying to work in a field that you like. Or on the other hand, compromise with the work that you do as a cause of lack of choices. What are you passionate about? In the case of workaholic, whatever changes of jobs he or she may come across it is not career, for the passion is to work. In such a case it is fair enough to say that this kind of workers are also looking for specific unfounded career, although money does come to consideration.
But for those who are in a situation of talking about work with an old friend over cups of coffee, start by thinking the passion within you, it can be the source of your career once you are able to define passion.