I’m passionate about dancing. I’m passionate about traveling and the list goes on. How many of you have been advised and told: “ Follow your Passion”!
Well, passion is the energy that keeps us going and brings in excitement. You may be hardworking and working with complete commitment. But the result can be defined if you have clarity in what you are doing. As a kid, do you remember how you would just do things? Either by force or out of curiosity, you would learn things. But have never thought about the relative merits of doing one thing versus another.
If you are somewhere clueless about what to do in life, here are 7 ways to find the passion that makes you feel alive:
- Breathe Easy
You need to get off your treadmill for a while to reflect and understand your needs and love for something. Running in the direction where the whole world is running, isn’t going to fetch you the fortune. Take some days off, go on a vacay, take a rest, and in those moments of silence become more aware of what inspires you.
2. Dive yourself into reading /research
Dig a little deeper into what you love. Research about your hobbies, read some books, watch some shows, network with a few good people around you and realize what lights you up or what feels like active meditation. This legwork will start to give you ideas to follow your passion
3. Build the right perspective
It is rightly said that “There are always flowers for those who want to see them”. You are facing health issues and you visit a Physiotherapist with a mindset that your problem is incurable. Nobody has got the result in such a case.
With this thought process, you are unlikely to recover. Hence, unblock the little nudges and choose the perspective that you can do what you live in your life.
4. Jot down your strengths and weaknesses
Strengths and weaknesses are a part of being self-aware. Knowing them at the right time can help you focus on developing your strategy. But certain traits pop up when you step out of your comfort zone. Make a list of the achievements that mattered till now and create a win-win situation for all
5. Take the freedom to explore
Watching inspirational movies or talking to your mentors, will dawn you with something definite that has been worthwhile all this time. Look beyond the ingredients you already have, take the freedom to explore new opportunities for your career with the multiple ingredients you own
6. Spot the difference between a hobby and a profitable business
With the exploration process, you might fall head over heels in love with something that brings a spark inside you. It might happen that you would love what you do, but the catch here is you need to love the business part too. You need to ask “ Who would benefit and pay for this?”
While you enjoy doing certain things, you need to get realistic to turn it into your career.
7. Bid Farewell
You find something new when you bid farewell to the old. Find the new version of yourself and take risks in life to know your passion.
To Sum Up!
These might be outlandish at first, but if you spend a few weeks doing this kind of research and being open to what you learn, you’ll likely find that your passion’s been staring you in the face this whole time.
“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman