Sometimes people spent Discover Your Passion. If you could do one thing to change your life, I would highly recommend it be to find something you’re passionate about and do it for a living.
Now, this isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it’s well worth the effort. If you find yourself constantly lacking motivation about your job or studies, or find what you’re doing dull and repetitive, you need to start looking for something new, (according to your passion).
Passion is a thing that is not the same thing for everyone. Just say, for example, a person has successfully discovered his/her passion but he didn’t make efforts to get the desired results. Every person has a story of his fulfilled or unfulfilled dreams and today I am sharing my own experience. I’ll take you back in 2011 when I completed my high school study successfully from a government school in Faisalabad and now I was excited for college life with no aims about career. My future study was aimless and I was totally dependent on my parents and brother for choosing my career as a student.
Let me describe a fact that, after matriculation, just a few adults have set their goals for career and choose the subjects for further studies while keeping their passion and talent in mind. So without waste of time, let’s come back to the story. After matriculation, like other students, I was very excited for my college life, and without knowing my passion and skills, I took admission in F.Sc pre-engineering, which was a choice for my family. At that time I wasn’t aware of my passion so I accept the decision without any resistance.
So, with a goal of future engineer (set by others for me), I started my journey. But with the passage of time, I lost my attention and realized that my skills are very different from what I am going to become in the future. I was a bright student, not in academics but only in curriculum activities, especially debating and writing. After six months of my studies, I was not dreaming to see myself as an engineer after six or seven years. That was the crucial time when the discovery of my actual passion and skills became the need of the hour. So, I continued my efforts and completed my Fsc with average marks. At that time, I spoke to my father for my future and shared my inner situation and thoughts with my father. He was my mentor and understood the real problem. He gave me a task in which I have to sit alone for half-hour daily and think about my wishes, dreams, and inspiration. I took it as a challenge and started thinking about my career for the very first time.
I made a list of my comforts and discomforts and explored my writing and speaking skills. It’s worth mentioning here that, I was a debtor and I just love to write the script of speech on my own. So, during this task, I discovered my passion for writing and I made a decision that journalism could be the right profession for me. With mentoring and support from my family, I got admission in BS Mass Communication and graduated as a silver medalist. I can proudly say that I never feel regret about my decision as I am working successfully as a content writer for the last two years. I can bet you that proper guidance and mentoring could help you to explore yourself.
So what should you do? How to find your passion in life? Here are some suggestions:
- Ask Yourself
Do you have a hobby, or something you loved doing, but never considered it as a possibility? Whether it’s reading comic books, creating or building, or anything about which you are passionate. You think about it to adopt your passion for living a purposeful life.
2) Find out What You Spend Hours Reading About
For myself, when I get passionate about something, I’ll read about it for hours on end. I’ll buy books and magazines. I’ll spend days on the Internet finding out more.
There may be a few possibilities here for you and all of them are possible career paths. Don’t close your mind to these topics. Look into them.
Nothing comes to mind right away? Well, get out a sheet of paper, and start writing down ideas. Anything that comes to mind, write it down.
Look around your house, on your computer, on your bookshelf, for inspiration, and just write them down. There are no bad ideas at this stage. Write everything down, and evaluate them later.
4) Ask Around, and Surf for Possibilities
Ask other people for ideas. See what others have discovered as their passions. Look all over the Internet for ideas. The more possibilities you find, the more likely your chances of finding your true passion.
5) Don’t Quit Your Job Just Yet
If you find your calling, your passion, don’t just turn in your resignation tomorrow. It’s best to stay in your job while you’re researching the possibilities.
If you can do your passion as a side job, and build up the income for a few months or a year, that’s even better. It gives you a chance to build up some savings (and if you’re going into business for yourself, you’ll need that cash reserve), while practicing the skills you need. See below for more.
6) Never Quit Trying
Can’t find your passion at first? Give up after a few days and you’re sure to fail. Keep trying, for months on end if necessary, and you’ll find it eventually.
Thought you found your passion but you got tired of it? No problem! Start over again and find a new passion. There may be more than one passion in your lifetime, so explore all the possibilities.
Found your passion but haven’t been successful making a living at it? Don’t give up. Keep trying, and try again, until you succeed. Success doesn’t come easy, so giving up early is a sure way to fail. Keep trying, and you’ll get there.