Do you need some tips to find your passion? The most common question that I get asked is…How do I find my passion? It’s critical that deep-thinking, creative highly sensitive people find their passion to have more meaning in their lives. Don’t we highly sensitive people have a burning desire to utilize our strengths/abilities to the maximum of our potential?
What is passion? It’s a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or strong desire to do something. Some people search a lifetime to figure out what makes them excited and motivated. They do so because they don’t make it a priority to take the time to figure out what they want.
If you have a passion for something, you love doing it. A good teacher is extraordinary because they have a passion for teaching. You may be a great student because you have a passion for learning. If you want to be good at something, you have to do it with passion.
My passion is writing. I’m a natural information gatherer and enjoy writing about many subjects. This form of communication suits my abilities, personality, and my desire to help others.
Here are some tips to find your passion. They include:
* Think about the times when you’re the happiest. What made you happy? Was it a place that you traveled to? Was it a hobby that you were totally immersed in? Was it an activity that made you feel fulfilled? You should also think about the last time when you experienced such an exhilarating state. If it’s been a long time, how can you incorporate the things you love more into your life?
* Go to a bookstore. What subjects peak your interest? What magazine articles are you interested in? Is there a section in the bookstore that you naturally gravitate to? The answer to these questions will give you a glimpse to what ignites your passion.
* Go to a lecture, take an online course, take night classes at your local school or college. Again, the things that you’re naturally attracted to will put you in a direction that you want and need to go. If you go to an in person event, you might want to take note of the type of people who attend the event. Perhaps you can make friends with like-minded people who share your interests. It may become a beneficial relationship where you can explore your passions.
* If you’re in a work situation that you don’t like, it might be time to re-access why you got into this situation in the first place. Was it because you took the first available job? Perhaps there were things in your current position that was attractive to you. What were they? You don’t need to quit your job. Why not use your current situation to discover what you like and don’t like? When you explore different possibilities, you’ll be more motivated to seek other opportunities while you’re still gainfully employed.
* It’s never too late to find your passion. Age is not a factor. Start where you are now and make a list of your interests and strengths. Make it a priority to do this. It’s too easy to become engulfed with your normal routine. Take risks and seek different experiences. You don’t have to go through a major upheaval in your life to do this. Finding your passion is a gradual process and you might have to try different things to find the right fit for you.
What has helped you find your passion? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.