Truth be told, I was never an ambitious kid and because I had no clue of what I wanted to do when I was older, up until a few years ago I didn’t feel passionate about anything in particular.
Fast forward to when I discovered this blogging thing, and the journey started. In today’s post I wanted to talk about ways to find your passion, and what to do next once you’ve found it. Which is usually always the hardest bit, isn’t it?
HOW TO FIND IT
- Explore different things.
We never know what our passion in life could be until we’ve tried it. So try everything (well, most things). Try the things you’ve always wanted to, and try the things that you’ve been curious about but didn’t quite know how to start. It’s a process of elimination, and open your eyes up to lots of different new exciting worlds.
- What sets your soul on fire?
What makes you get out of bed on a morning? Apart from your alarm, obviously. Asking yourself questions such as what your dream job would look like are super helpful, and you’ll discover what you actually *want* to do and spend your time on. We are have those topics that we feel so passionate about we could talk the hind legs of a donkey, that’s your thing.
- Take the pressure off.
Remember, this may take a while and that is totally okay. For most of us, we aren’t going to hop out of bed on a morning with a overnight miracle, so take it easy. It will happen.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
- Dedicate time to it.
To get a master at something, you have to put the time in. Schedule specific parts of your week where you can hone your craft, and practice practice practice.
- Let it surprise you.
We like to think that we know what’s going on, but really, life always has a way of surprising us, and don’t forget that. If your passion is yoga, try different classes. If it’s blogging, pause and ask yourself what kind of content you want to create more of. We don’t always have to have it all together. It’s a beautiful thing to never stop exploring.
- Make it long-term.
Most likely, you want to make this into your full-time job and create income from it. For me, I’m as far as knowing that I want to blog full-time, but I don’t have an exact plan of a timescale on how long it’s going to take (that’s something for me to work on in my own time).
But I know that whether it’s in 5 or 10 years, it will happen because I am extremely passionate about it and I will make it happen regardless.
How did you find your passion?