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The answer to ‘How to find your passion’ is:
You already know your passion, you’re just either ignoring it or you’re too close to see it.
Seriously, you’re awake 16 hours a day, what do you do with your time? You’re doing something, obviously. You’re talking about something. There’s some topic or activity or idea that dominates a significant amount of your free time, your conversations, your web browsing, and it dominates them without you consciously pursuing it or looking for it.
Disclaimer 1: Passion is not found, it’s experienced by doing things and in that, you find something you really like.
Disclaimer 2: Passion is not your purpose. You could be passionate about your purpose though or make your career something you are passionate about
Disclaimer 3: just because you think it’s not a marketable skill ‘like reading novels’ doesn’t mean its not a passion. You can, however, pursue even your most irrelevant passions and make a career out of them.
If you’ve understood this then now, I can help you.
How To Find Your Passion When You Don’t Like Anything
1. What excites you the most?
The thing that makes your heart beat faster, something you can’t wait to do. No one has to tell you to do it. Something you won’t worry if you’re not being paid for because your payment is your enjoyment. Look for your hobbies first, not talents, and note them down.
2. What makes you lose track of time?
What thing makes you oblivious to your surroundings, what do you plan to do for 30 minutes and then end up doing it for 4 hours. Yes, it happens to us all. Then you just go “oh well, I enjoyed it so… .‘, then you start panicking about the other “important” things you needed to do.
3. What do you fear judgment on?
Your insecurity, the thing that you’re good at, you love it, it’s not bad but you wouldn’t like to share it because you don’t want people’s cheap opinions to stop you from doing that. Note that.
4. What do you spend your money on?
What is that thing that even if you’re broke you find a way to get? You can spend any amount on it. Because it’s priceless to you. Is it a pen and paper to write, art supplies, and makeup? Books? Whatever it is.
5. Ask people.
People around you observe you. They know the little things that you ignore. Simply ask family or close friends. What do you think I like? What do you think I’m good at? They’ll tell you some things like you like writing, drawing, stunts, dressing up.
The answers will help you connect the dots and with little thought and soul searching you can find that hidden passion of yours.
6. Ask yourself:
The best way to figure something out is to go deep and the way to do that is by using journaling prompts. Journaling prompts are questions that are framed to prompt an answer. Here are a few journaling prompts to help you discover who you really are and what you want.
Wildness is a 30-page .PDF that focuses on harnessing the wild energy inside of you, embracing your true self, and being authentic. There’s a coloring page, journaling page, worksheet, information on the Goddess Artemis, a ritual to embrace your wild goddess self, a few colorful printables, and more!
7. Use it:
Either as a hobby or a career. Practicing your passion makes you happy and will help you be you, the real you. Start your clothing line, your business, and your museum, your blog, whatever it is. If you are ready things will fall into place, you just have to start.
Disclaimer 4: Passion can stem from learning about something and being good at it, don’t just limit your ‘passion’ to things you’re looking at around you. Try new things and you will find something you like.
It is not the end result and doesn’t determine your worth
Read for more understanding on finding your passion and using your passion to transform your life
P.S. Do you think people put too much pressure on you to find your direction in life and figure everything out before you reach a particular age?
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