How I Find My Passion
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Finding your passion is not an easy thing to do, but it is possible! There are many ways to know what you like and why you like it. This article will talk about some simple strategies for finding your passion.
It’s important to remember that everyone doesn’t have the same passions as others. You can’t assume that because someone else loves doing something that you should too.
So, how does one figure out if they are passionate about things? Here are some tips.
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Finding Your Passion
By now, you've probably noticed that you enjoy doing certain things. You might enjoy reading books, listening to music, talking with people, watching movies, playing games, and engaging in social activities.
You're probably also aware that you're very good at some of these things and that you'll usually feel relaxed after performing them.
These qualities and experiences indicate that you like what you do and you're pretty good at it. They also show that you've invested time into studying and practicing your favorite hobbies.
But here's the tricky part – no one else seems to enjoy the same things as you do. Different people have different tastes, just like anyone else.
I reflect on my memories of my childhood
As a child, I spent most of my time watching television or playing video games. I didn’t really know what to make of these activities at that age, but as I got older, I realized how much they helped shape me as a person.
I learned how to deal with frustration by practicing patience in games like Super Smash Bros., where you have to wait for an enemy to stop moving before smashing them.
I also learned about teamwork from games like The Legend of Zelda, where you need to work together with other characters to win.
And I learned how to be careful with money due to lessons such as those found in Mario Kart, where you must be smart about spending your coins.
All of these experiences made up who I am today. They are what led me to studying business so I could help people bring their dreams to life, or to becoming more aware of my own strengths and weaknesses as a person.
My passion is not something I discovered overnight, however. It took years for me to recognize it and understand it.
It was when I was in high school that I decided to study journalism because I wanted to tell stories and get paid for it. Years later, I picked up photography as another hobby, and now I enjoy taking pictures and exploring different genres and styles.
None of this would happened if I hadn't watched TV as a kid.
I consider my dreams and aspirations
As a child, I always wanted to be famous. I would write stories in third grade and perform them for classmates. It did not matter how many people heard me or what kind of reactions I received; as long as I felt like I gave it my all, that was the key thing.
I also wanted to teach when I grew up. And while I never planned on teaching high school, I have taught middle school mathematics since I was twenty-three years old.
It has been over ten years now, and I still love it! I know that sounds weird because most people don’t care about math, but I do. I learned so much from the experience and I still use everything I learned back here at home where students are just as passionate about learning as I am.
When I was younger, I didn’t understand why I loved teaching. But as I got older, I realized that it was because I enjoyed helping other people learn.
My dream job is to help others find their passion and enjoy studying things they already want to learn. That is what made me successful in my career, and that is what I hope to do for my life after mine.
Finding your passion takes time, but you will know it if you feel it. If you ever feel nervous about teaching, go into work with a happy heart and some snacks.
I ask myself what I would do if I had no limits
As long as I have food to eat, I’m okay. If I have my loved ones around me, that’s enough for me. And if I can contribute something in this world, that’s good too.
It is hard to imagine what you don’t know about yourself. So, when you run into an obstacle that stops you from doing things you want to do, just stop and think about how you learned everything else you know.
Your parents taught you how to read, write, and count. You are self-educated in many other areas of life. By simply asking yourself what you would be willing to do if you were not limited by money or time, you may find your passion.
I try to be more consistent with my passion
Consistency is one of the most important things in life. If you are consistently doing something, then it grows in importance as time goes on.
I have read somewhere that we spend 9-10% of our lives engaged in activities we love, and 1% - 2% of our lives pursuing goals we want to achieve. The rest of our time is spent chasing after things that make us feel good at the moment, such as eating sweets or watching TV for an hour.
If you’re not engaging in your dreams and aspirations at least part of the day, then you’re wasting part of your life. You’ll find that as you age, this lack of focus can become even harder to bear.
I set goals that are challenging but possible
As we know, passion is what keeps us engaged in things we already like. It’s why people spend their money to purchase gadgets or clothes they don’t need because they love how it makes them feel. It’s why some people stay in relationships longer than necessary – until something better comes along.
And as we also know, having passion for your job means you go into it with motivation every day. You enjoy doing it, and you’re willing to put in the effort needed to get results.
I believe there's another kind of passion - one that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with jobs.
This type of passion is related to self-confidence. It's being confident in yourself and your abilities so much that you can’t help but pursue actions that challenge you and bring out the best in you.
Self-confident people know who they are and trust themselves enough to try new things. They may not be professional artists, but they still invest in learning about art because they think they could succeed.
A few years ago, I didn’t know very many people my age. So instead of joining an adult club, I decided to start my own by creating an online community aimed at teens.
It was hard work back then, but now I’m surrounded by young professionals who inspire me and look up to me.
I find a partner who shares my passion
Finding your passion is not about finding something that makes you feel good, it’s looking for someone who has done what you want to do already!
I read this tip in a book years ago and it made such an impact on me because it hit so close to home. It’s hard enough finding your career passion as it is, making it even harder when there are no signs of it.
If you really want to know if your job gives you true joy, look around you and see whether anyone else seems to be passionate about it. They probably don’t, at least not very much.
The people who work here seem happy with their jobs is usually the most important factor in determining if they enjoy coming into work every day. If they don’t, then chances are you won’t either.
It’s easy to get distracted by the things that need doing in order to keep up with deadlines or to make sure that everything gets finished off – but being invested in what you're working on will help you focus more effectively.
And while it may sound clichéd, investing time in activities outside of work that can add value to the company will also boost your sense of satisfaction.
Finding Your Career Passion Is About Being Honest With Yourself
You have to be real with yourself about where your passions lie and be willing to shift resources towards them if necessary.
I get a good job that supports my passion
As of this writing, I work as an editorial writer for a major online magazine. Before that, I worked at a large media company publishing books and running marathons. My career has shifted a lot since I started blogging about passion in 2011!
My first job with my current employer was editing the website you are reading right now. It is definitely not your average position – but it’s what I love to do, so I am happy where I am.
I had to figure out if I loved doing editorial research, designing pages, and writing content before I could move up in my career. But now I can say I love it!
And I will be moving up soon — more than I would have guessed just two years ago!
Finding Your Passion
If you feel like you're wasting your time or that your life is passing you by, then it's time to find your passion and make it part of your daily routine.
It may sound crazy, but there are actually thousands of things you can use to help inspire and motivate yourself. These tools don't cost a fortune, either. Many people have them put together their own personal passion kit.
Here are 25 easy ways to identify your passion and make it happen.
I take time to do the things I enjoy
It is not that I am passionate about every topic, person, or area of life. But I am passionate about some things! And it is my passion for these things that make up my life.
I will sometimes talk about how much I love reading, for example. Or how much I admire artists who use their creativity in different ways. Or how important it is to strive to be kind to others because you never know when your next conversation or interaction with them will be.
These are all examples of passions I have. I feel strong emotions while I’m doing each one of them, and I can think about them for very long periods of time.
That does not happen always, however, so I try not to get too focused on what I want to do and I must have passion for it before I start trying to pursue it.
It takes me around two years on average to really find my passion, but once I did I made sure to focus on it consistently.