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What's the reason you're so passionate about this area of work and has there been any moments in your career where you've had that passion go away?

I'm someone who's passionate about cooking but I've seen many cooks and chefs lose that passion before, so I am just wondering what made you lose that passion at some point? or what do you think has kept you from losing it? This way I can avoid this from ever happening myself. #Culinary #Cooking #Chef

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Rebecca’s Answer

I am not an expert of cooking. I will try to answer this from generic approach. Firstly, you choose this career that you must have interest in the industry first. There are a lot of skills and knowledge you have to learn becoming a professional chef. I believe the process is not easy. There is a lot of hard work and challenges you have to overcome. Sometimes you may have frustration and lose your passion, you must have to the commitment to persist your work and believe yourself to overcome the challenge. Then, you can become a professional chef.
On the other hand, after you become a professional chef, you may need to renew the menu or create some new dishes from time to time. You cannot keep staying the same menu all the time. Otherwise, you may lose your passion and cook the dish like a robot. You can explore using new ingredients and how to put it into new dishes. It is some incentive to keep you passion.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Michael’s Answer

Passion is a combination of some intense willingness to dedicate energy to an effort and the self-reward for the outcome it generates. If the result of directing energy to something doesn't result in some internal happiness, then you don't have a passion equation. I've found the two don't always happen simultaneously. What I mean is it can take some investment of time to give energy to a working effort before that self-reward of getting a result comes back. Some tasks get the time proximity of the effort and reward to generate instant passion satisfaction. If the effort takes time, you need to have patience to see the passion equation closure. Some of the most successful icons in our history had many failures before achieving their success. The passion they have comes from seeing it through which takes a commitment. It can sometime feel like you won't get there, but that's to be expected. Keep your energy level up and have faith.
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Lisa Bond’s Answer

Hi Antonio,
One key thing to note, nothing ever stays the same. There will be days when your passion is not as strong as other days. That's what makes life a journey. Passion comes from love, commitment Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” I believe that because having passion at work provides people with purpose. Without purpose, people drift through life underachieving.

How do you keep from losing passion at work? Be realistic. Every day is not going to be rainbows and confetti. There are going to be days where things go wrong or people frustrate you. You have to remind yourself of why you're doing what you're doing. Also, continue to challenge yourself. Learn new things. Stretch yourself. And, do not let anyone steal your joy!

I hope this helps.
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