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Finding Your Passion

Aug 30, 2022 01:35PM ● By Kégan English

Do you know what your passion is? If not, don't worry – you're not alone. A lot of people go through life without ever discovering their true passion. But finding your passion is important because when you do something you love, you'll want to become good at it. And when you're good at something, it's much easier to succeed. In this article, we'll discuss the importance of finding your passion and offer tips on how to do it.

Passion? Like the Fruit?

First of all, what is passion? Passion is something that you love doing so much that you would do it even if you weren't getting paid. It's something that brings you joy and satisfaction. And when you're passionate about something, you naturally excel at it. This is because passion breeds dedication and motivation. When you're passionate about something, you're more likely to put in the extra effort to ensure that you're doing it right. In addition, your passion will drive you to keep learning and improving, which both are essential to overall success.

How to Find Your Passion?

Finding your passion is easier said than done. But there are a few things that you can do to increase your chances of finding it. What you actually love to do, how you spend your time, and taking chances all help us understand where our passion lies.

What Do You Love?

Passion often comes from something you genuinely love, yet many of us don't take the time to identify what we enjoy. This could be ice cream, a long walk at the park, planting flowers, painting, or any number of things. Stopping and taking note of things we love is extremely important when seeking your passion.

I Spend My Free Time…

Sometimes the best place to find our passion is where we choose to spend most of our free time. For example, if you spend most of your free time on a boat, maybe your passion is something nautical, or maybe you spend your time at concerts; music production might be your passion. So, the next time you have a day to yourself, examine where you are and what you find yourself enjoying.

Where are your comfort zones?

As safe and secure as comfort zones feel, we often find our passion lying just outside them. When we spend our days stuck in the same routines, we inevitably miss an opportunity to engage in new experiences. From these unique experiences, we discover new likes and dislikes, what we love and what we don't. Remember our previous tip about finding your passion by identifying what you love? Well, often, that happens by breaking your routine and stepping outside your comfort zone.

My Strengths are...

Our strengths are an excellent indicator of what we are passionate about. Take a moment to write down your best skills. These skills will point toward the specific interests and passions that you've already taken the time to develop into personal strengths. Unfortunately, these strengths are often overlooked as we generally like to focus on improving our weaknesses. For example, maybe you cook an excellent five-course meal for a holiday celebration, but you can't seem to get that wizard math Excel spreadsheet figured out at work. Well, instead of focusing on your weakness, which is clearly Microsoft products, maybe you should consider pursuing your passion for cooking.

In conclusion, finding your passion is important because it can help you excel in your career and find overall success and happiness in life. Use the tips in this article to give yourself a better chance of finding what you're passionate about. And remember, don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone! It's often where the best passions are hiding.

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