It can be frustrating when people give you advice like, “just follow your passion.” Yeah, sure, you would love to do that, but only if you knew what your passion was. It can be frustrating when people give you advice like, “just follow your passion.” Yeah, sure, you would love to do that, but only if you knew what your passion was. Do you know what your passion is? If not, try these tips to find your passion in life.
You are possibly the kind of person who is hardworking, who works with persistence and commitment. When you are aware of what you are doing, nothing can stop you. But before you can become unstoppable, you must know what you are going to start.
If you are stuck, here are a few tips to find your passion. Take your time to work through the procedure and know that, no matter what, you will get closer to where you want to reach.
Tips to Find your Passion
Begin with the right perspective- If you went to a restaurant with a strong opinion, “I am not hungry. There will not be things to eat. I do not want to go there”- the menu will not look attractive to you. You won’t explore it with attention, and it is unlikely you will find the food you will enjoy eating. A similar principle is applicable to passion-seeking. If you are convinced that finding your passion is difficult, or that it is not going to happen for you, you will remain closed to options. You will block the small pulls, and signs that guide all of us. After all, how can you find fulfilling work if you do not believe that it exists? Choose to adopt the perspective that you can do what you love. One of the best methods to strengthen this point of view is to surround yourself with people who are living examples.
Get your Metal Detector- Once you have decided that your passion is easy to find, it is time to search for proof of what you love to do. If you scan your life, you will find that some experiences peak up. It is so valuable to explore such “peak moments” and extract the vital ingredients.
Search for the umbrella- When you look at all ingredients that matter to you, at first, they might seem to be totally disconnected. Let us say you like French, drinking tea, categorizing and analysing, and being a mentor within a community. How can you make a career out of these? It would be like peering into your cupboard and finding carrots, tofu, and cocoa powder: How could I make something delicious using these? This is the right time to look beyond ingredients and find an umbrella; something in which these ingredients can be used.
Expect the Mutiny- When you find your passion, there will be certain parts of you that will rebel. All of us have a huge number of fears- around success, failure, vulnerability, and visibility- that speak in sensible voices, that we must not do what we love to do. If you allow the voices to win over you, your passion will never be fulfilled. Instead, find the fear behind each inner voice. Uncover the years of conditioning- from school, parents, partners, and colleagues- and support the mutinying parts that your ship is moving in the right way.
Ask yourself what you love doing- One of the important tips to find your passion is to d out what you love to do. Do you have a hobby or something you liked doing when you were a child, but never regarded it as a possibility?
Whether it is collecting something, reading comic books, creating something, there is possibly a way you could use it for earning a living. You can start a comic book shop, create a comic website, etc. If there is something you love doing, you are already ahead of the game. Now, the next thing you need to do is research the various possibilities of earning money from it.
Keep your fear aside- There might be many things you are afraid of. So, to find out your passion in life, it is important to find out things you are afraid of. Determine whether you are not interested to pursue something or whether you are scared to pursue it. Discerning the differences can help you to get the courage to pursue something or help you to move on to try new things.
Keep the focus on yourself- One of the important tips to find your passion is you should never compare yourself to others. If you feel that your friends have achieved everything, most of the time the reality is they do not have figured out everything no matter how many filters they use on their pictures. But maybe they did had faith in themselves, they traveled across the world, sacrifice relationships to reach where they are. Whatever it is, you must not compare your start to somebody else’s middle.
Find out the things that are easier for you- All of us are born with a deep and meaningful purpose that we must discover ourselves. Your purpose is not something you need to create; it is already present. You must find it so that you can have a successful life. You can start to discover your passion or the purpose of your life by exploring two things:
- What comes easily to you?
- What are the things you love to do?
Of course, it takes effort to develop your talents. Like for example, even the most talented musician practices every day. Finding answers to these questions will help you to find the passion of your life.
Do not quit your job just like that- If you finally find your passion, do not resign the next day. It is better to stay in your job while you are researching the possibilities. If you can continue your passion for a side income and earn a huge income for a few months or a year, that is even a much better option. It gives you the chance to earn some money as savings for your future while practicing the skills you require.
Follow what your heart says- What if we tell you that you have a guidance system within you that can help you to reach a great position in life. Yes, it is your inner GPS. Your inner GPS is as same as the GPS system that you use in your phone or car while driving to find the location. It tells you how to reach from one point to another. When you drive your car to reach a specific destination, what is the first thing that you feed into your GPS? First, it detects your current location. Once detected, it starts giving you directions to where you want to reach.
Likewise, in life, you must decide where you want to go by clarifying your vision. Then, lock in your destination by setting a goal. Once the goal of your life is set, take the necessary actions that will help you to move in the right direction.
In simple words, once you clarify and stay focused on your vision, the precise steps will keep coming along the way in the form of generating ideas, internal guidance, and several new opportunities.