How to Find Your Passion in Life

Finding your true passion can make you happy and accomplished, with a sense of fulfillment. Therefore, it’s highly beneficial to find it as early on as possible.

It can be frustrating when people advise you to follow your passion. Yes, it’s good to follow your passion…but suppose you haven’t found one that resonates with you. If so, you’re not alone. Here’s some tips to help you find your passion if you’re feeling stuck.

Note the activities you enjoy

Fortunately, your passion and your favorite activities can (and often do) coexist. We often get wrapped up in our many obligations, so don’t worry if you can’t think of too many activities you genuinely enjoy…yet.

The key is to stay curious and open to trying new things whenever possible. See which ones captivate you the most. Then pick one (or two or three) and zone in on them, working to hone those skills.

No matter how gifted you are at something, it will always take considerable time and effort to perfect it. Even the most talented musicians and athletes can only succeed by practicing constantly.

Recall the times when you were happy

Another key to uncovering your passions is reflecting and pinpointing those times in your life that you were truly happy. Set aside an hour or two to write them down freely–don’t worry about filtering them at first.

Next, identify which of those were related to doing something actively. Things like receiving gifts and eating cake, for example, are perfectly valid as far as fond memories go–but it’s hard to make a healthy passion out of those. By contrast, if you wrote down baking and decorating cakes–or being a camp counselor–then you have some real clues. If you can come up with a handful of these, then you’re probably one step closer to finding your passion.

Don’t let money control you

Pursuing wealth and financial freedom is a great thing. However, when it comes to finding your true passion, money should not be the sole focus. You may be very busy with your current job, and it may well be in your best interest to keep it. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that money and success equate to passion.

If your current career or position is your passion, then you’re in the fortunate few…and you may not even need to read this blog. If you’re in the vast majority, however, you’re working your job out of necessity–it’s required to support yourself, your family, your lifestyle, etc.

If this is the case, we recommend taking a moment to sit down and analyze what you truly want. Not everyone is in a position to leave their job cold turkey, of course. Nevertheless, as your true passion becomes more evident, ask yourself whether it’s worth making a drastic lifestyle change down the road…even if it means sacrificing security in the short-term.

Don’t limit yourself

Self-limiting beliefs tend to make us lazy and unmotivated, lingering in our mind and impeding growth. Be open-minded and willing to take risks. You’ll never know what you’ll find once you step outside your comfort zone.

Your passion won’t just come to you if you stick to the same mundane routine. So go out and explore! Challenge yourself and see what this world has to offer.

Create a life purpose statement

Take time to create a life purpose statement that will always remind you of what you’re made of. What do you think you’re here to do?

And, as always, take action and head to the peak!