Although it might seem that finding your passion in life is a snap, for many people it’s just not that easy. After all, passion isn’t something you can simply will to happen; passion is a force of nature that is influenced by things that extend well beyond your control. Finding your passion is especially important if you are unhappy with your current career and want to find one that is more fulfilling. Here are some things you can do to find your passion.
Finding your passion is especially important if you are unhappy with your current career and want to find one that is more fulfilling
Look for Evidence of What You Love to Do
Look back over the events of your life to find out what stands out. Once you have honed in on several key events, try to figure out what the common thread is in these events. Perhaps the thread is that you were a leader in each event or you were doing something that helped the community. Look for the big picture rather than focus on details such as the fact that the event involved physical work or centered around reading.
Consider What You Loved to Do as a Child
This is probably the easiest way to discover your passions. Were you obsessed with sports? Maybe you should look into careers involving sports such as a sports writer or reporter, a coaching position whether volunteer or paid, or a position as a social worker or mentor for youth.
Pay Attention to Things You Do Where You Lose Track of Time
If you are doing something and the time flies by, then that is a sure clue that it encompasses your passion. Maybe you taking a class and when it ends you say “Already? That couldn’t have been an hour!” Or perhaps you are at home working on a hobby such as baking or handicrafts and lose complete track of time. What would you love to spend hours doing, that you never seem to have enough time to do? That’s a passion, and you probably need to do it more than you are.