Find Your Passion:
7 How-To’s

Find Your Passion: 7 How-To’s

U nless you were living under a rock for the past 10 years, you must have heard the latest buzzwords, ‘Find your passion and turn it to business.’ Fortunately I’ve been blessed to know what is my passion from an early age.

If you are like me, and you have known what your passion is for a long time, you might recognize this amazed look on your face when people ask you, ‘How did you find your passion?’ or ‘What did you do in order to find your passion’ or the toughest one ‘How do you know that it is your passion?’

You see, when something comes naturally and easy for you, you start taking it for granted. You forget that not everyone else thinks that way or has this skill.

If I would have a cent for each time someone asked me how I found my passion, I would probably have been a millionaire faster than I did.

However, no matter how many times I’ve given people the advice on how to find their passion, some of them still came back to me and say, ‘This didn’t help me, it got me even more confused and frustrated.’ I realized that some people would find their passion easier than others, while others would struggle with it for years.

If you are still struggling or doubting about your passion, here are seven how-to’s to find your passion:

 
#1
Finding your passion is about doing

Most articles about finding your passion suggest that you ask yourself some questions. However, constantly asking yourself ‘What am I passionate about?’ usually has very little benefit. You can’t find your passion by analyzing your mind. Passion is about doing. It’s not about thinking. Rodin’s statue of the Thinking Man is not a symbol of passion. Rodin sculpturing the statue, that is about passion.

 
#2
Passion an experience

Passion is not a feeling. It is a result of experiences and actions. Just think of making love. That is not about thinking about it, it’s all about the doing… isn’t it? If you’re looking to feel passionate about something before doing it, then you’re going to be looking for a long time. The feeling of passion will come after you’ve had an experience, not before.

 
#3
When opportunity knocks, pursue it

Having a long-term goal is good, but don’t let it blind you from the opportunities that arise on the journey of reaching that goal. Instead of becoming obsessively focused on one area, take advantage of the new opportunities that arise from time to time. You might find your passion by pursuing something completely different than your goal.

 
#4
Finding your passion is like shopping for shoes

If you think that life becomes clear and without confusion and hard work once you know what your passion is, you are in for a big surprise. Life is a series of confusing situations and you’ll never have all of the answers. Regardless of the situation, you have to make the best choice at the time and continue to move forward. Finding your passion is like shopping for shoes. You need to go out and try them in order to see whether it fits you or not. It isn’t about knowing the right direction from the start. It’s about choosing a direction, paying attention to what interests you along the way, and pursuing those interesting areas further.

 
#5
Birds fly, fish swim and humans create

Our nature as human beings is to create. Passion comes when you create something. If you are still just searching you are not creating and therefore will not be able to find your passion. The act of creating is important because it allows you to discover things about yourself. It is only through the act of pushing yourself and creating something new that you discover what is important to you, what you are good at and what you are willing to sacrifice for it.

 
#6
Passion is not a destination it is a journey

Searching for your passion is part of a larger goal — fulfilling your potential. The problem is that this will demand you to focus on each moment. Discovering your passion might happen in a series of small steps. You first hear about it in a book or from a friend. Then you go to a class or an event. Then you try it out yourself. Then you try it again. Then it becomes a hobby. Then you’re telling your friends about it. And before you know it, you’ve found your calling in life. But it didn’t happen overnight. If you gather enough enjoyable moments in your life you will end up living a passionate life.

 
#7
You need to have a compelling why

Having interests is not enough. You need to have a specific goal you wish to achieve and have a strong WHY you want to achieve it. Reaching for a goal is important because it starts a process that brings about opportunities that you cannot predict. If you endeavor to reach a meaningful goal, then there will undoubtedly be opportunities that arise along the way that you would never have imagined when you started. Whether or not you reach your original goal isn’t nearly as important as the journey it takes you on and the opportunities that journey offers. Once you have a strong compelling WHY for achieving that goal you’ll find that your passion has a funny way of showing up.

 

 
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Thank you!

Vered Neta

Trainer, coach and author of ‘Financial Independence for Women’. Helping to create personal, business and financial success. I am the co-founder of Open Circles Academy, and founder of Balanced Business Women. My long term goal is to support women on their path to become conscious millionaires and leaders in their field of expertise. Let’s connect on Facebook or follow me onTwitter.

 
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