The Real Face of Passion and How It Can Change Your Life

how finding your passion can change your life

Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.
Jon Bon Jovi

A few days ago on my way to a colleague from university who I was meeting with to do a not so interesting project, I called my mum. While talking, I explained her about my blog – the many new ideas I had, how people have reacted positively to my previous posts and how I can’t wait to write new ones.

She’s practically the only person in my surrounding (and of all my family, friends and acquaintances) that knows about my blog and writing passion. That is why I sometimes overload her with information about every single aspect of blogging and writing. And, of course, it makes her happy.

But while we were talking on that exact day, or should I say while I was talking (because I had so many things to say), I ended up being lost in my own city.
Even though I’ve been to the place I needed to go to two times for the past few days and it’s not that far, I found myself in the middle of nowhere.

Some may call it disorientation, absent-mindedness, or a total lack of concentration and focus. And so be it. But for me this is a perfect example of what passion is.

Eventually I found the right place. I had obviously passed it by without noticing and gone further. But I didn’t feel confused, sad or even lost. Because I knew I had found something so precious, so motivating and fascinating, that many people would give anything to have.

I had my passion. And the only place it was going to take me was forward, while building my character and personality and helping me explore myself.

The feeling of being passionate about something, being excited, absolutely motivated and so interested and concentrated in what you’re doing at the same time, may change your life.

When I write, for instance, I feel great. I lose track of time and feel so much better and relaxed after that. It is my hobby, my therapy, my personal project and hopefully a business one day.

At some point I realized I can develop all that. I, then, found blogging and knew it was what I was looking for. This way I could share my writings with people, be noticed, create a community of friends with similar interests, advertise (and thus implement what I study), follow other bloggers, read constantly on the subject, and many more things.

I enjoyed doing all that so much! And once people started liking my posts and telling me how they got inspired and found it useful in some way… well, that was a new feeling for me!

And only because I found my passion, developed it, put so much time and effort (which I never considered as something I have to do), it became more than a hobby.
It was now a rewarding activity, something meaningful. Now I want to write more, learn new things connected with blogging and grow my online audience by reaching interesting people I can share ideas with.

It’s amazing. I have big plans for it but for now will keep it this way. I love the motivation it gives me that keeps me going throughout the whole day. Other things that annoyed me before, now seem pointless to worry about. And I’m always full of more and more ideas – you know, once you open the source in your brain for creating ideas, it can go on and on, finding an idea and opportunity in everything around you.

So what I want to tell you with this post is that you need to find your passion. Here is how to do it.

You’ll notice how not long after you start practicing your hobby many good changes will come into your life. You will have a better understanding of yourself as an individual and will start looking at things from another point of view.

When you don’t have a passion

 One of my best friends doesn’t have anything to be passionate about. And every now and then when she has nothing to do, she gets sad and asks me for any ideas.
It’s normal for her to feel such emptiness, even though she has many other beautiful things in her life. But finding what you love and doing it is irreplaceable.

Actually I know what she needs. Every time she sees a dog or a cat on the street, she goes to it, gives it her full attention, feeds it, feels sorry for it and wants to help it. She loves animals in every possible way and can burst into tears in an instant when she witnesses one of them being tortured, hurt or else.

That is why she can look for ways to help them. There are many organizations you can join for free that collect donations, find homes for street animals, take care of them or else. It’s a proper way to get familiar with things while taking part in it and helping animals. And who knows – one day she may have her own business like that.

I told her all that. But unfortunately, like many other people, she has too many limitations as a result of previous disappointments, other people’s failure stories, society, negative thoughts, fears and so on. She can’t even imagine that this could happen, not to say that she could actually save other creatures’ lives and thus become successful.

She doesn’t believe she has the power to achieve her dream. She doesn’t think things are so easy.  She doesn’t see opportunities and prefers to stay in her comfort zone where she will keep being dissatisfied with her current activities and keep wondering what to do.

I hope she finds it one day.

That is why the earlier you find what you love and start doing it, the sooner you will follow your path and start thriving.

Benefits of doing what you love 

Here is a list of some of the good things you will experience if you follow your heart and turn your hobby into an everyday activity:

  • happiness;
  • finding purpose in life;
  • you won’t find yourself wondering “What to do now?” ever again;
  • you’ll be passionate and excited most of the time and will share that with others;
  • become healthier – with less stress and depression;
  • you have big chances to turn that hobby into a prosperous and successful business because people always know when you put real passion into something;
  • you’ll always be looking for new ideas and opportunities;
  • you will want to improve every other aspect of your life;
  • having a direction – and goals as a result of that;
  • you’ll think over the relationships you have with people who don’t support you in your initiative;
  • you’ll find other things you used to do before that pointless and time wasting, so you will think over your whole schedule;
  • you will be constantly inspired and full of energy;
  • you will want to help others find their passion too and feel all these benefits.

So you see how you can easily make your life a wonderful adventure and feel contentment. Having a passion will become the reason you don’t want to go to bed in the evening and will fill your free time. Embrace that activity, whatever it is, and develop it every day.

Have you found your passion? If yes, how does it make you feel? 

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5 Convincing Reasons to Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

5 Convincing Reasons to Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

Every day we hear about brilliant minds who have made their first million before the age of 25. There are even businessmen who reach success and experience the advantages of self-employment before they turn 21. This influx of young gifted entrepreneurs makes you think there is no room for startupers over a certain age in any industry. But is it really the case?

Seasoned business analytics and researchers say there is no ideal age to start a business. You can be a successful entrepreneur fresh out of high school, but it’s also not uncommon for people in their 40s to finally find their entrepreneurial path. However, 20s and 30s remain the most popular age for starting a business, and that’s what we’ll focus on today.

Why Start a Business in Your 20s and 30s

1. Risk-taking

The importance of taking risks and accepting the outcome of your decision doesn’t need any explanation for entrepreneurs. As a startup founder, you will face risks every day, and this is where a person with more business expertise can encounter their first difficulties.

When someone is over 40, they’ve likely already taken big risks and failed. It means that they’ll be much less inclined to do it again. This is how older businessmen think they avoid complications, but that is also how they miss opportunities.

People in their 20s and 30s normally don’t have that kind of experience. They understandably have qualms about risk-taking. However, in the end, they usually decide to make a risky move, and there is a very good chance the risk will pay off.

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2. Knowledge

Those who launch their business after 40, usually have certain business experiences under their belt. They may have taken part in starting their own business or witnessed the birth of a business of a friend or coworker.

When you’re in your 20s or 30s, you may not have the same real-life knowledge of how businesses begin. Nevertheless, you have something much more important: the knowledge and skills you received at college.

The importance of college education for launching a prospering business is often overlooked. Yet there are essential things you can only learn in college, and that’s exactly the foundation you need for building a viable business.

3. Responsibilities

By the time they are 40, people accumulate a lot of financial responsibilities. Families, mortgages, car payments, and medical expenses not only eat up a large part of your budget but also make you much less flexible.

It’s a popular thought that businessmen in their 20s and 30s have nothing to lose. That may not be completely true, as some people start families when they’re fairly young. However, when you’re under 40, you have more freedom for making choices.

If you’re a forty-something father of three, your business decisions will be dictated by the risks you’re able to take. Young people have fewer things restricting them from making bold decisions and, ultimately, succeeding.

Related: How to Start a Profitable Blog – This step-by-step guide to starting a blog is a must for everyone who wants to start earning online and become self-employed. Having your own blog is the first step to selling products, making money from affiliate marketing, building a name for yourself, getting traffic and monetizing that attention.

4. Resilience

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If there is one thing experienced entrepreneurs would like every beginner to know, it’s that launching a business will be a journey filled with ups and downs. If you look at business success stories, you’ll see that each of them comes with their share of failures.

Impressionable young businessmen don’t react great to failures. Their initial reaction can differ, but it always includes disappointment, resentment, and even a desire to quit. If they’re lucky, their support system won’t let them quit. If they’re not, then the days of their startup are numbered.

It’s a different story with people in their late 20s and 30s. They arrive at the starting point of their business with an understanding that failures are bound to happen. It doesn’t mean that they’re completely immune to failures, but they are guaranteed to have a more mature reaction.

5. Technology

Technology is a vital part of launching a startup these days. There are thousands of businesses that only exist online. Even if your business is completely offline, technology can still be a valuable aid in the business development.

People over 40 may understand the importance of using technology in their business. They may even move their business online or take successful steps to foray into the digital world.

However, they will never have the understanding of technology of a 28-year-old.

Today’s 30-year-olds are not only fully familiar with technology – many of them are actually digital natives. These people have spent most of their lives with the digital world being an essential aspect of living. That is why technology-skilled young entrepreneurs are the future of business.

Conclusion

According to those who have a multi-faceted experience in business, starting a business at any age has its challenges. Entrepreneurs that are 20, 30, 40, or 50 years old have their strong suits and weaknesses. However, there are many reasons why the age between 20 and 40 is the golden age for launching a business. Take risks, learn as you go, use your forte, don’t let anything distract you, and soon your name can be part of the world business hall of fame!

About The Author

Christine Acosta is a content manager at App Reviews. She specializes in digital marketing and content creation. Christine is also passionate about startups and business development. She uses her degree from the Florida Institute of Technology to offer sound advice to those who launch their own business.

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