I have taken too long of a break from blogging, and at some points in the past I said that I will resume blogging but I never ever found the commitment to do so.
So today I am announcing again my return to blogging, and this time I am pretty sure it will be a sustained effort, because I am committed to my passion of digital marketing, and I intend to use this blog not just to bitch blog about my life but also on digital marketing topics. The key to sustaining this effort at blogging is in blogging on things I am passionate about.
I have been working full-time for almost 2 years now, and over these 2 years, I’ve witnessed many people who joined and left the organisation I am working for. Some left disgruntled, disillusioned. Others left to pursue better paying opportunities. Yet others left for greener pastures overseas to be with their loved ones.
I’ve also observed many people who are working for the sake of working/bringing money home – these are people who work like robots and tend to come on time and leave on time.
There are also those who work for their passions wholeheartedly – they put in long hours and take immense pride in their work… but unfortunately many of those in this category burn out from the stress, long hours, and lack of recognition for their good work.
I’ve learnt a lot over these 2 years. And perhaps the most important thing I learnt is that one must have passion for his craft in order to be happy, and in order to be successful. Passion is the prerequisite for happiness and success at work.
There are things that happen at work which upsets us – getting scolded by bosses, office politics, team dynamics and lack of recognition, etc. These things happen to many people. If we do not have passion for our work, we may be more prone to giving up because of unhappy episodes at work. These things happen to me as well, and the thing which helps me to bounce back each time is the passion and pride I have for my work.
My passion is in digital marketing, and I take pride in my work. Others who are not well-versed in my line of work may not think much of the things I do, since most people in my workplace are not tech-savvy. But I know, and the partners I work with in the industry know I do a pretty good job, and that’s good enough for me.
I hope by blogging about digital marketing topics here, I will continue to stimulate and grow my passion for digital marketing, regardless of what happens at work – sometimes after a hard day’s work, I kind of wonder whether it’s time I should give up and move on to another career. Then I wonder if giving up on a job means giving up on my passion.
At the end of the day my conclusion is – Giving up on a job or a project does not mean giving up on my passion. My passion can continue beyond my day job, I can continue to live and talk about my passion in another job, in my personal capacity on this blog, and continue to excel, simply because I am passionate about what I do.
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