Why do you want to find your passion?
First of all, get curious about why you want to find your passion. The truth is, you don’t have to know what your passion is. It is not something you absolutely “need” do.
You don’t have to know what your passion is to be “worthy” of anything.
As a human being, you are already 100% worthy, whether or not you know what your passion is. This does not determine your worth and who you are as a person.
You don’t have to find you passion to be worth it.
After understanding this, you can choose to find your passion if you want to. There is really no pressure because you can simply exist and be just as “enough” as everyone else.
This is a common misconception about finding your passion.
Do it because you want to, not because you feel like you won’t be “good enough” if you don’t do it.
How to Find Your Passion
1. Follow your curiosity
“Passion” is such a strong, heavy word. For someone who is completely lost, the word can feel very overwhelming and stressful. Instead of desperately searching around to find your passion, follow your curiosity instead.
What are you curious about?
What do you want to learn?
What are you interested in?
What are some things you would love to try?
Follow what makes you curious and try a bit of that. Then, discover something new about yourself and go try that too.
Follow what you’re curious about and get excited to learn more about yourself every time.
I love Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk on Super Soul Sunday about finding your passion and following your curiosity. Check it out here.
2. Tune in to your intuition
Instead of looking around for answers, listen within. There is an inner compass in everyone. This is what people refer to as the “gut feeling”
I work with my clients a lot on finding the answers they need within them.
Quiet down your chattering thoughts and truly notice how the situation makes you “feel”
Ask yourself these questions:
What do you really want to do?
If anything is possible right now, what would you do?
The first thoughts that come up are usually what your intuition is telling you to do. However, sometimes these answers do not feel “safe” and familiar. So you will immediately create reasons to justify why you shouldn’t do that.
The truth is you have the answers within you. You just need to learn to find that voice and listen to it instead of shutting it down.
The more you can practice listening to yourself, the more that voice can be stronger overtime.
3. Action creates clarity
To find what you enjoy, you actually have to try it. Thinking about it, talking about it, and even doing lots of research about it, is going to be completely different some actually doing it.
Example, someone can tell you how to skateboard. But until you actually get on the board and practice for yourself, can you decide if you really enjoy skateboarding or not.
Often, we don’t know if we enjoy doing something or not. To actually figure out if it is for you is to get yourself into the game and actually experience it and evaluate if it’s for you or not.
Failure also moves you forward. It shows you what you don’t like and what you don’t enjoy. Action brings clarity. Action moves you forward.
Rooting for you,