FINDING PASSION IN LIFE

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How many people have told you, “Follow your passion,” “Find your passion,” “Pursue your passion” or “Find a job that you would do for free”. Yet in many cases “passion” is often a concept that is difficult to explain, hard to find and impossible to measure. It’s something that’s unique to each of us, with no one scale to determine it or map to guide us to it. This can be problematic in a society that is rapidly changing by the minute, a “good education” no longer guarantees work and a job no longer provides security or stability. We may be losing the structure and simplicity of the past, but we are exchanging it for the freedom to create our own future. As exciting or maybe overwhelming as this may be we’re not all necessarily ready for this responsibility. As much as we embrace freedom, we also seek the comfort of guidance and leadership. In order to discover our passion and unlock that freedom, we need some direction and a better understanding of what we are looking for. But, many of us get sidetracked by our own self-doubt that we dwell upon in our minds.

It is difficult to find our passion in a meaningful way when we are not encouraged to focus on our inner strengths. Think about our school experience. Did we focus on our strengths or on our weaknesses? We focus on our weaknesses. If we have low grades in math, we spend more time on math. If we fail a test, we go for extra help in that subject. We have to pass every subject so we spend time on those that are the most difficult, the most uncomfortable, just to survive. No wonder we have lost touch with our true passions and talents by the time we graduate. We have focused on our weaknesses for so long. It takes quite a bit of time to sort out your true passions or your natural talents. In a world where people are constantly on the go, on their phones or on social media. Taking the time out to let you feel, dream, and imagine is very difficult, much less counter-culture. This time can help you in the pursuit of finding yourself and your passion.

The first step to finding your passion is to truly understand what “passion” is. It can be your calling in life may be something you are born knowing, but it may also be something you discover over time. Simply put it is something that will stem from your beliefs, be enhanced by your skills and sustained by the value that you are able to provide. The next time you feel energized and strong and like the best version of yourself pay attention to what you’re doing in that moment. Start to think what are you really passionate about that you know deep down you are destined to do. Dare to dream, dare to imagine the possibilities, and dare to actually search for what you love. Comment below I would love to hear what you all are passionate about and if you like this post, please share!

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