How To Find A New Passion
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Finding your passion is not an easy thing to do, but it is possible. The hardest part about finding your passion is knowing what qualities you want to show off when you’re passionate. You will know that you found your passion if you feel emotionally attached to it and if you can’t go through the day without thinking or talking about it.
It takes more than just having a good time while engaging in your passion to call it a passion. It takes being aware of all the things related to your passion so that you can talk about them constantly and understand them thoroughly.
Finding your passion isn’t only limited to hobbies and activities, it can be something much bigger than that. For example, my friend was never really drawn towards politics before, but one year she felt motivated enough to try studying political science. She now spends hours every week learning about politics and has even started taking some classes for college credit.
She learned her most recent passion by exploring other areas of life that seem interesting to her. If there are no signs that she feels like studying politics then maybe we should look into different fields that seem appealing to her.
Finding your passion doesn’t have to happen quickly, take your time and don’t force yourself into anything unless you truly believe that this is what you would enjoy doing for the rest of your life.
Try new things
Finding your passion is not about finding what you know how to do, it’s doing things that you have never done before but that you want to do because they give you joy!
The more we are exposed to different ideas and experiences, the easier it becomes to find our own passions.
By trying out new activities or skills, you expose yourself to all sorts of possibilities and concepts. This helps you figure out which ones make you feel happy and motivated.
It is very important to remember that you don’t need to love every activity for us to call this thing your passion. You only need to set aside some time each day to work on these activities, and then let go of the rest.
What is great about this concept is that once you realize something isn’t for you anymore, you can easily move onto the next thing. You don’t have to force yourself into liking something if you no longer feel like investing energy in it.
Get rid of things that aren’t serving you
In order to find your new passion, you have to get rid of some old ones. You will have to let go of things that no longer help you feel happy or confident.
There is an expression which says ‘fake it until you make it.’ This means that if you don’t believe something then maybe it isn’t for you yet. But if you really want to achieve something then you can pretend to be someone who wants to achieve that thing and see what happens.
I heard this story once about a guy who wanted to lose weight so badly that he would actually pay people to exercise with him. He thought that by being surrounded by others who were trying to do the same thing, they would inspire each other to work out more.
This doesn’t usually work but it can give you the motivation you need to put in the effort yourself.
Ask yourself what more you can do
Finding your passion is about finding what makes you happy and then bringing it into existence. It is also about giving up things that you think you should pursue and learning how to appreciate what does!
Your life will feel much richer when you find something that you love to do. You will enjoy doing it, you will learn from it, and you will keep doing it because you want to continue feeling relaxed and satisfied.
You will also need to give up thinking that you have to be passionate about everything to survive or succeed. There are many ways to live a successful life that don’t require you to be passionately engaged with anything.
There's no reason why you can't combine those that you already are with those new passions of yours, but beyond that I wouldn’t really advise spending too much time chasing dreams that may not necessarily make you happier.
Become a mentor or coach for others
Being passionate about something comes from within, but it also requires you to show an interest in other people’s lives.
If we’re not investing our time into helping someone else achieve their goal, then what are we really doing?
We’re hiding behind our own goals and dreams instead of contributing to another person’s success.
That doesn’t make any sense does it? If you’ve got your dream job, why would you want to help someone get that same job?
So how can you find your next passion? By being willing to invest in other people.
The more you expose yourself to different experiences, the wider your horizons become. You learn new things and you meet new people who have similar interests to yours.
You become inspired by these encounters, and eventually you realize there is a thing you like enough to devote some of your time to it.
It’s like when I was a kid and I wanted my parents’ attention. So I did whatever won me their admiration and respect, even if I didn’t know anything beyond that initial inspiration.
Consistency is one of the biggest factors in finding your passion. If you are not passionate about something, then trying to be passionate about it is going to hurt yourself and take quite some time.
There are many things in life that seem totally boring at first, but if you are consistently doing them, then eventually you will find what you were missing before.
Consistently engaging with your passions can boost your mood and help you feel happier. It may also give you more motivation as you keep looking for your passion.
If you want to know if your current job passion has run its course, do so within the next six months. If you are still feeling motivated after this period, then great! Keep doing what you are doing, you’re probably just spending too much time on it.
However, if you are struggling to stay inspired, it could be a good idea to look into other opportunities. You never know, you might find your new passion sitting right under your nose.
Develop good habits
We are spend most of our lives doing things we like to do, so why not keep doing what you love and add new things to your repertoire?
Finding your passion is about finding something that makes you happy and pursuing it with all your heart. It is also about practicing it, consistently, every day for as long as you have life in order to succeed.
If you want to learn how to play the piano, you will need to practice every day for an indefinite amount of time. You can’t just show up at a recital once a year and expect to sound amazing!
The same goes for any skill — yoga, painting, acting, anything really. There's no magic way to know if you've got talent or not, but there are ways to know when you're putting in the effort to hone your skills and you'll feel it.
You'll feel motivated to practice, even when you'd rather be hanging out with friends or sleeping. Plus, everyone needs inspiration to refresh their inner-self, and learning a new skill is always a nice boost.
It's important to remember that whatever your passion is, it's going to take over your life (no matter how much or little time you invest into it). But that's okay, because it's something you're willing to devote yourself to.
Commit to spending time on your passion
After giving up on finding your career passion, it is time to reevaluate what you are doing with your life. It’s time to get back into that feeling where you feel like you could make a difference by investing in yourself.
Finding new passions isn’t about having a big goal or idea — it's being willing to invest some of your own time into things that interest you.
You don’t have to spend hours every day on this activity, but if you were invested only an hour each week in something you enjoy, you’d still come out ahead.
And while money can sometimes be spent on activities, most people find that what they really want is just for them to focus on how much they love what they are doing.
Let’s look at something that has helped many people find their passion – spending time with your friends.
Many successful people are known for hanging out with other people, talking about things they care about and learning from each other. They inspire each other by bringing out the best in each other.
This is how most big corporations work – you have your lunch tables of executives who help motivate one another and brainstorm new ideas.
It is also why some companies use team building exercises or events; they bring together different people and things to promote teamwork and inspiration.
Finding your passion isn’t about buying all the gadgets and toys that talk loudly, it’s not about being in large groups, and it’s definitely not about becoming famous. It’s about being interested in things that make you happy, that fill you up, that keep you motivated.
And yes, this can include staying away from things that don’t do these things for you. Your passions will eventually fade, but you need to recognize them when they do.
When they do, get out and go after what makes you feel good! You'll be more likely to stick to your goals if you enjoy what you're doing.