How To 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 find your passion- through experiences, hobbies, skills, and things you like to do.
You will know that you have found your passion when you feel passionate about what you are doing; you feel excited while thinking of how to use your skill or product very carefully, and you feel motivated as you work towards achieving your goal.
Finding your passion takes time, so be patient and don’t give up. It may take months or even years, but keep looking until you find it.
There are several routes to help you discover your passion- personal development, career counselling, research, talking to people, getting outside experience, among others.
This article will talk about some more creative strategies for finding your passion.
Develop your skills
A few years ago, I decided to give up my career as a fashion photographer. For several reasons, including not being able to make enough money doing what I loved, it was time to move onto something else.
I still have fun photographing clothes, but now I focus more on taking pictures of people. It’s been an interesting journey that has allowed me to explore other sides of photography.
It also forced me to develop my skill set beyond just shooting clothes!
By giving up my job, I had to learn new things quickly so that I could live out my dreams. What a great motivation this was!
Developing your skills is important because you will probably need them later in life. You may even find that developing these additional talents helps you achieve the goal of becoming someone’s portrait artist or clothing designer.
There are many ways to develop your talent — by reading books and tutorials, practicing techniques, and interacting with others who share their knowledge.
Find a job you love
Finding your passion is not like finding your career, it’s more like finding something that makes you happy. You know when you meet someone and they talk about things that make them passionate? That's how it is for most people.
Finding what makes you feel excited isn't always an easy process but there are some helpful tips to know about.
First, think about things that made you excited as a kid. Playing sports was one of those things for me. I loved throwing around a ball so my brothers and I spent hours playing soccer until we were too tired!
I also enjoyed going out with my friends and traveling so I never really limited myself to just one area or type of activity. As I grew up, I kept doing these things and adding new ones to try and find my passions.
It took awhile but I finally came across something that makes me really happy and I have been able to channel all of my energy into it since I found it. My favorite past time is reading and I've shared my love of books with others through teaching yoga and giving book talks.
Reading has helped me deal with everything from school work to life stressors and made me feel good about myself. It's been a key part in helping me develop my self-confidence and trust my own inner voice.
If you're struggling to figure out what you might want to do, look back at your childhood memories to see if anything sparks any kind of feeling.
Ask yourself what you want to do
Now that you have an understanding of what types of jobs appeal to you and what doesn’t, it's time to figure out how to find your passion.
You can use your skills and knowledge to achieve this. For example, if you are good at writing, you could start your own website or take online courses about writing to hone your craft.
If you are very artistic, you could design your dream home or create artwork or decorations for your bedroom or house.
If you love to learn new things, you could teach yourself newer technology by investing in learning resources. Or you could become a teaching assistant at a school so that you can inspire young students.
Do not limit yourself to what you think you should do
We spend our lives chasing what we want, thinking that if we work hard enough then things will fall into place and into place we go. But here’s the thing – you have to know what makes you feel happy before you can make any progress towards getting those things.
It takes lots of practice to learn this, but it's essential for your long-term health. Because until you find out what gives you joy, you'll keep looking outside yourself for happiness.
You’ll constantly be seeking external rewards, which only serve to add more pressure in their quest to make you feel good about yourself.
That doesn't help anyone.
Follow your instincts
Finding your passion is not about having an ultimate goal and working hard towards it, it’s being willing to follow your instinct when they tell you to do something else.
We spend our lives chasing what we want and trying to get things done, but only some of us really learn how to listen to our instincts.
This is why so many people remain in jobs that they no longer love, or go into fields that feel more like a job than a career. You have to put up with too much to find your passion.
But this doesn’t need to be the case. Believe me, I know!
I had one experience where everything changed because I listened to my gut. And even though it took me years to figure out what I wanted to do next, I’m glad I did.
Become a digital nomad
Being passionate is not about having a strong motivation or desire for something, it is being interested in things that do not necessarily have anything to do with your career path. It is exploring the world outside of work-related situations, engaging in hobbies, spending time with friends, investing in relationships, and living life beyond the office walls.
Finding passion takes practice. It will probably shift from item to item depending on what you are looking at and how you perceive each one. But if you are working on it, you will eventually hit upon an area that you feel an intense pull towards, something that makes you happy and keeps you engaged.
That would be your passion.
As mentioned before, being passionate is not about doing a few things well, it is about consistently showing interest in various areas and experiencing small success in them. Once you find your passion, you will know it because you will keep seeking out experiences and opportunities related to it.
There may be times when you cannot pursue your dream due to limitations in resources, money, or opportunity, but don’t let that push you away. You can still enjoy other parts of your life while waiting for the next stage in your journey.
You are never too young or old to learn new skills, connect with people, and experience different environments.
Move to Paris
If you want to find your passion, then make some changes in your life. Start by moving somewhere that is not familiar to you.
Thinking about finding your passion means figuring out what you are passionate about and doing things that strengthen your relationship with this talent.
It also means leaving your home and community for the longer term so that you have time to focus on developing your talents.
By living in a place that is unfamiliar to you, you open up new opportunities to explore other parts of the city and learn more about it. You will also meet different people who live there which can be motivating for the future.
If you are looking to find your passion, consider moving to a place that is far away from familiar surroundings. A place where you do not know anyone and there is no tradition of having fun. This could be a good way to challenge yourself and see how well you manage without help.
Finding Your Passions
Many people spend their lives chasing the wrong thing or things that cannot fulfill them. They chase money, power, prestige, etc. but they never feel truly satisfied.
These things may bring short-term happiness, but they will never satisfy us on a deeper level. We get sick of working hard for these things and feeling disappointed when we don’t achieve our goal.
Take a break
Finding your passion is not an easy task if you don’t give yourself breaks. You need to understand that passion can’t happen overnight, it takes time to grow. Once again, I will say that while it may feel like there isn’t progress being made, that’s just you!
Your passions come in many forms and at different times in your life. They can be hobbies (like reading or painting), skills (such as playing a guitar) or things that make you happy (watching TV shows or listening to music).
It might sound cliché but believe in yourself and try new things. If you are passionate about dancing, why not join a class? Or if you want to read books, buy some book boxes and get starting.