How to find your passion?
“Find your passion,” we’re urged, and the whole lot will fall into place. So we spend our time suffering to seek out that passion as though it had been some type of beast lurking deep inside the jungle. The truth is, your passion is often right before you.
You just can’t see it because it’s covered up. You spend your days getting to work, doing what must be done round the house, then relaxing for a touch ahead of the pc , TV, or with family and friends.
If you would like to seek out your passion, you’ve need to open your eyes to what you think in.
Home in on your passion.
For now, start homing in on your passion. Take a touch while and make an inventory of the items you wish to try to. Include things that continue within the world that interest you; topics you wish to read, watch, or hear about.
Maybe you watched a show on TV years ago about children starving , and it keeps coming to mind. Well, why does it keep coming to mind? Be honest with yourself. Don’t just go with the obvious.
Is it the raw beauty of that place or the desire to help children or wanting to stamp out hunger, or the film work of the documentary, your anger at corruption, or anger at the way we waste the world’s resources, or a wish to change the world?
Your gut will know the answer. It’s up to you not to immediately discard it.
When you find it. Write it down.
First off, try going about it indirectly. Think more practically. Answer this questions instead: what sorts of things does one do regardless you don’t need to do them? Like, you don’t necessarily have to paint, but you do it anyway. You don’t have write a blog but you do it anyway. The list goes on…
What are YOU doing that you don’t have to do? That’s a great way to find your passion.
Once you are doing , maybe you’ll find out how to form money from it. (But if you can’t, so what? At least you’ll be doing things you enjoy.
Work and income don’t need to spring from passion. You can also just pride oneself in doing a job well that meets your needs, and find ways to enjoy whatever you’re doing.
One last thing…
If the items you are doing a day are just ways to just fill time, stop doing them.
Spend some time every week trying new things randomly. Go for a walk. Go to the zoo. Stop by a nursing home and visit with the sick or the elderly. Volunteer on a political campaign.
Just do something that you’ve never done before — albeit it doesn’t sound all that appealing. You won’t know whether or not you wish it until you give it a try, and you would possibly find yourself really loving it.
After all, in the words of Rebecca West:
It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.