You’ll always feel like something is missing until you discover your passion. Although you don’t have to choose just one activity for life, many people have several throughout their lifetime.
Furthermore, doing what you love will make an ordinary existence – extraordinary. Every day will be exciting because of it!
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Otherwise, you’re doing yourself a tremendous disservice if you don’t find what brings you joy. Besides, you’re too awesome to waste your life away, just paying the bills and doing nothing!
People are happiest when they have a project that allows them to express their creativity and release stress. Not to mention, it infuses their days with inspiration and joy.
Let’s get started! Here’s how you find your passion:
What is that little voice telling you to do?
“Love what you do and do what you love. Passion is the key that opens the door to joy and abundance.” – David Cuschieri
Your life’s passion or purpose doesn’t magically appear; you have to find out what it is.
But, luckily, your subconscious has been searching for it this whole time. Moreover, it knows what you should do! You just need to listen to its suggestions.
“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.”
– Isabelle Lafleche
So, is there a tiny voice in your head that keeps telling you that you’d be much happier fulfilling this passion than doing what you’re doing? What is it saying?
One of the best ways to find out what you’re passionate about is to try things out and see what happens! Besides, you don’t have to show the results to anyone; just do it for yourself and your entertainment. At some point, you’ll be amazing and possibly get paid to do it!
What do you love to do?
“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”
– Hunter S. Thompson
So, what sparks your interest? Is there something that you always thought would be fun to try?
What makes you lose track of time and space? Your passion is something that makes the time fly by, and if you do it often enough, you’ll become a pro!
So, you should absolutely love this activity, it should excite you, and you should be eager to do it every day.
- If you won the lottery, what would you spend time doing every day?
- What topics fire you up and can get you talking for hours?
- Do you have a gut feeling that you were born to do this?
Don’t let your skill level deter you from trying new hobbies or pursuits. It’s good for your brain to try new things! Besides, you’ll get better every time you do it!
What are you already good at doing?
So, what do you excel at doing? What compliments do you get the most? Ask people you trust what they think you’re good at and see what they say.
Furthermore, you could take a Myers-Briggs personality test and see what career is best suited for you. Then, you can look at job postings and their skill requirements and see which ones you have or could build.
What did you like to do when you were a kid?
Also, can you wrap up all your skills into one hobby or career? That’s a great place to start on your quest for a passion.
Do you want your passion to be a hobby or a job?
“Passion is so key in leading and creating excellence that I will hire passion over education and talent every time.”
– Dave Ramsey
You should do your passion out of pure enjoyment, not because you have to. But, you can find a hobby that’ll eventually pay the bills. But don’t quit your job until it’s bringing in enough money. Therefore, practice it after work for a year or more. That way, you can build up your skills and supplies.
Although you might feel exhausted after work, a passion will give you a boost of energy.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to find a passion
“It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”
– Mae Jemison
Don’t get stressed out while you’re searching for your passion, relax! Instead, be like a child full of wonder, curiosity, and excitement.
So, have fun exploring different hobbies until you find what you love. When you try something new, it’ll give you a dopamine boost and form new pathways in your brain. Also, you’ll gain new experiences and change your life for the better!
What do you value?
“Follow your own passion – not your parents’, not your teachers’– yours.”
– Robert Ballard
When you’re old, what would you wish you did with your life? Would you be disappointed or satisfied? So, it’s important to discover what matters to you. Find something that fills you with inspiration, amusement, and joy.
Forget about what your parents think you should do. You’re the only one who has to live your life, don’t regret living it for others and not yourself.
Ask yourself if you want a new hobby or career path. Do you want to work for yourself or in an office? Where do you want to travel? Do you want more material items or more life experiences? Have you ever been jealous of someone’s job or life? Try it out and see if you’d like it.
Here are some examples of hobbies for you to get started.
Creative hobbies or passions:
- Calligraphy or engravings
- Pottery or Sculpting
- Refinishing furniture or making furniture
- Building Electronics or robots
- Model shipbuilding
- Woodworking, chainsaw carving, whittling or metalworking
- Barbecuing, gourmet cooking, create recipes, make sushi or decorate cakes
- Drawing or painting
- Make jewelry
- DIY projects
- Learn to play guitar
- Mobile Technician
- Try an awesome Linux OS they’re free!
- Learn to program for free
- Graphic Design
- Discover your ancestry
- Practice your survival skills, take weekend adventures or road trips
- Fishing, hiking, or camping.
- Kinetic sculpture racing
- Flying drones
- Skiing or Snowboarding
- Break Dancing
- Martial Arts
- Tai Chi
Keep searching until you find it
“Passion is your joy, it is the essence of who you are. You have to unwrap it and find it.”
– Jackie St. Onge
It takes time to find out what you should be doing with your life. So, try a variety of hobbies until you find the one that resonates with you.
Spend 20 minutes every day exploring what has interested you recently.
In short, your passion will make every day more fulfilling and enjoyable for you. You may have several of them throughout your life.
When you give yourself the gift of a passion, you’ll improve your quality of life from now to the end!
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So, what’s your passion?