Most of you have already realized that having a job you don’t like is torture.
It gets you depressed, dissatisfied with life, unproductive, makes you lose hope that you will find happiness. Working a job you hate can ruin your potential, character and social life.
And you can’t afford that if you’ve decided to reach success.
But by making your passion/hobby/talent your job, you can achieve great results.
You won’t even consider it work because that’s how you’ve always wanted to spend your free time anyway.
You will fill your life with fulfillment, peace, gratitude, diligence and, at some point, you will want everybody around you to do what they love too.
Some of you found it a long time ago, but others are still wondering if there is something wrong with them, because of their inability to do their job well.
This post is for them mainly.
In order to accomplish that, first you need to find your real passion.
How Does Passion Look Like?
In everything we do, there’s an underlying motive.
Most of the times we’re not aware of it. Which often leads to having no direction in life, and thus getting nowhere.
If you want to change that, to go back to your path and follow it, you’ll need to find your why.
That can happen by simply questioning your actions at any moment, trying to figure out what makes you do what you do, and getting a clear idea of the things you want, the stuff that makes you happy, moves you and lets you become a better version of yourself.
That’s your purpose, mission, definite desire, destiny, and so on.
There are many names, and many others we haven’t heard of. But trying to name it can only take time.
So it’s better to invest that time in searching for it, analyzing your desires, getting to know yourself.
One way is to track your thoughts and feelings throughout the day. To notice when you’re not sure about something, disapprove, want to change something, feel like it’s not the right thing, etc.
Stuff like that matters a lot as it shows what you really care about, what you know you should be doing and your version of right and wrong.
And the best thing is that once you find your why, you’ll sleep better at night, you’ll feel contentment and ease because you won’t be going against your nature anymore. You’ll become good at what you do simply because it’s what you’re meant to do.
So don’t lose hope only because you haven’t found your why yet.
Imagine a world where people know what inspires them and dedicate time to it each day. They walk around happy and satisfied, live an effortless life, don’t have any regrets or ‘what ifs’, because they are doing what they want to.
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You need to find your why in order to:
- motivate yourself;
- take action;
- get great results;
- improve your lifestyle;
- feel you’re on the right track;
- live a life of purpose;
- stop living on autopilot and be mindful;
- start enjoying your days;
- have a reason to wake up;
- be able to focus;
- actually get stuff done;
- be a role model for others;
- fix your relationship with yourself.
You owe it to yourself, and to the world, to find your mission statement and to let it take you towards bigger goals and dreams.
Never underestimate the power of a focused mind. You’ll have it when you know why you do the things you do.
The reason must be so strong that it should make you cry. That’s how much you care about your deepest desire.
It’s what will make you leave a great legacy, live a life of fulfillment, make every day of yours passionate and express gratitude on a daily basis because of that.
So think about it, ask yourself and be honest, notice how you react to certain things, and whether or not you like what you currently do.
That’s how you’ll know if you’re on the right path.
How to Find Your Passion
Finding and following your passion is one of the greatest things you can do with your life.
It will make you the best version of yourself, let you become good at something and master a skill, it gives you the chance to make money from it or share the knowledge with others.
Also, a person who knows what his passion is and finds some time every day to do what he loves, is someone who is happy, contented and grateful. And thus he helps others, is more kind and even successful.
But how do you know what your passion in life is?
We all know it’s the thing we enjoy doing that makes us lose track of time, but how exactly can we discover it?
Questions to ask yourself to find out what you’re passionate about:
• What makes you truly happy?
• What can you do for hours without feeling tired or bored?
• What are you good at?
• What do you feel like doing when you feel inspired?
• What moves you?
• What are you interested in?
• What impresses you?
• What excites you so much that you can’t go to sleep?
• What mark do you want to leave when you’re gone?
• Is there something you’ve done that felt like the right thing?
• What are your bravest dreams (if failure wasn’t an option)?
Answering these means discovering your purpose in life and stating your deepest desire.
But often your passion is not so obvious. That’s when it’s time to look into your past and go back to your childhood to examine your behavior back then.
You may be surprised to find out that you’ve known it all along. The answer is in every action and thought of yours, and can be found in your childhood.
You simply have to analyze your behavior and feelings.
For example, if you are good at convincing people and all your life you’ve got what you wanted from everyone, it is high time to start reading about sales, business, marketing, to take a course and start a career there.
Just listen to your feelings when doing different things and trying new hobbies.
More often, however, our passion is not so obvious. In these cases you have to look into your past.
Try to answer the following questions as honestly as you can. Take your time and write them down.
If you do that simple task correctly and carefully, you will make a big step forward!
Here they are:
- What did you like doing that your parents or teachers taught you out of?
- Were you always thinking about doing something but never found the time or courage?
- Maybe it was just one time in your childhood that you saw something, did something, went somewhere or heard something that made you feel at a higher level and filled you with energy, but you immediately went back to reality. Try to recall this happening in details. What grabbed your attention?
- What subject did you enjoy most at school?
- What did you love doing in your free time as a child?
- What was your dream when you were young?
Now summarize your answers and examine them.
This way you will know exactly what your next step in life is.
After you’ve defined your passion, ignore all obstacles, negative thoughts, social disapproval and limitations, and dream big.
Make a plan for what you have to do in order to start living your life to the fullest.
Let me know how that self-analysis went. And now you can start doing what you love once and for all!