How To Find Your Passion
Passion causes us to take risks. It gives us the energy to become as creative as we were meat to be. It gives us drive and vision for a better future. It truly inspires us to drive forward when times get tough. And enjoy the best times. And everything in between.
I believe that no one has ever done anything truly great without being passionate about what they are doing.
But how do we find our passion so that we can reap the benefits I mentioned above?
So that we can live lives of purpose, which goes hand in hand with passion?
Well below I talk to you about how to find your passion so that you can live the life of your dreams. Allowing you to tap into your purpose, the reason you are on this earth.
Enjoy my friends.
What Is Passion?
Personally, I think passion is something that you lose yourself in. That you would fight for it and lose sleep for. Something that almost gives you super human strength and energy when you are engaging in it. Something that makes you feel as if you simply found what you are “here” for. That your journey to on this earth means something. Something that you do that makes you feel a deep sense of purpose and almost act out as if you had been blessed by a higher power to act out this passion. And when you do so, you feel a sense of duty and mission to do so over and over.
The dictionary defines passion as:
- Strong and barely controllable emotion
- A strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something
This is a great way to describe it. It is almost as if we can’t contain it once it shows itself. An emotion that we feel so strongly that we have to act it out. I feel as if it is something that we cannot fake or try to create.
It is more so an emotion and feeling that is already in us that we tap into. And anything less than it is simply not our passion showing itself.
You know you are truly passionate about something when you literally forget to do things like eat, go to the bathroom or time itself. Your passion takes over and transcends time and worldly desires. It is something you can work tirelessly on because passion gives you energy instead of takes it away.
It allows us to see our approach to things in life as a marathon instead of just a quick race. In it for the long haul, not just a quick fix. Seeing the big picture instead of only parts of it.
Passion can be found early and life or later in life and anywhere in between. Below are tips that you can use to help you find your passion. No matter what stage of life you are currently at.
Enjoy my good friends.
How To Find My Passion (YOURS)
First off before we get started, a lot of us have told ourselves that we can’t make money with our passion. That there just isn’t any money in it. Well this is bullshit. My friends this is just our mind trying to scare us out of venturing into the unknown. There is always money to be made. A need to be filled.
So let go of your limiting beliefs for good and move into a more abundant mindset where nothing is impossible. If only for the time being of this article.
Below are some of the best tips around that will help you find what your passionate about.
What Gives You Energy?
We have all been on a job where we feel tired the entire time we are there. As the clock nears closer to the end of our shift, we feel ourselves coming alive. This is a shit feeling that unfortunately most of us have felt day in and day out for years.
But what thing or things in your life have given you energy while you do them? What things in life have you done that you feel as if you can do so for hours. Or that you have actually lost yourself in for hours or even days at a time? That doing so doesn’t deplete you of energy, but actually revitalizes you?
Examine your life and find the thing or things that have done this for you. In the midst of doing this, you may just stumble upon your passion or life purpose.
Often times we bring a sense of perfection to things in life. Because we want to get them right otherwise we don’t feel as if we gave it our all. Passions can be found it activities in which you bring a perfectionist approach to.
What Do You NEED
I know we don’t truly need anything but the essentials. Food, water, air. But what do you feel as if you truly need? Now in order to find this out, we need to get rid of other peoples needs. The needs that we may have buried ourselves under. Also the need for other peoples approval. Generally family and friends.
Often times we do things in life because we want to make the other people in our life proud. Or that we want the money instead of chasing our passion. Or simply because we need to pay the bills.
I get it. But in order to find your passion, we need to step out of this self. So I want to envision a world where money is not even currency. That you don’t have to pay for anything. Also a world where everyone approves of you no matter what you do.
What would you do if this is the case? What would you do for free essentially since money isn’t an option. And that everyone is going to love you no matter what.
Think about this and meditate on it for as long as you need to. This can give you the answer you have been looking for.
When Were Your Being Your TRUE Self?
Often times your passion can be found where you truly don’t care about what people think about you. You can act wack or silly and still enjoy yourself. You simply are being yourself.
What were you doing at times where you felt completely at ease and completely free? Or you felt as if you didn’t care what people thought? A time where you felt truly as if you were being yourself.
This can help you locate your passions. Because passion reflects our true self back to us.
Think about this one with your heart. As your head will give you false answers or won’t let you come up with the real times you were being yourself. Use your heart to find your calling.
What Were You Willing To SUCK At?
Or something in life that you were willing to totally suck at? Or willing to be bad in order to become good at. That you didn’t throw in the towel right away because you weren’t a natural. You were willing to stick around and fight and become great? What one or more areas of your life did this ever happen to you in? You may find your passion when you think about these experiences.
What Subjects Do You Like To Read About
Even if you just like to read the comics in the newspaper (If anyone even reads those anymore!) You can find your passion in what you are willing to spend your free time in through reading. No one reads what they don’t like unless they have to, or they are trying to get out of their comfort zone. But when we read when we want to do so, it is usually something we truly enjoy.
Whatever subject you enjoy volunteerily reading about can lead you straight to your passion.
Also, what are the movies that you like to watch? Are they horror movies or superhero movies? Mystery movies or romance movies?
Also take a look at the things you like to spend your money most on. There can be a reoccurring theme with what you love to buy the most. Where you may be able to find one or more of your passions.
What Subject Would You Teach?
Teachers are givers, they are giving their heart and their knowledge to their students. The best teachers are those who truly do teach from the heart. If you had one subject you were going to teach, what would it be? The subject you land upon can lead you to what you are passionate about. It doesn’t have to be a cliche “history” or “math” answer. Dig deeper. And again, remember that you can make money in literally anything. Whatever subject comes to mind can lead you to a career of your dreams.
What Do You Talk About The Most With Friends and Family
After the small talk, we all tend to center around the same certain topics. Especially with the ones we love and know the best.
We feel comfortable sharing our opinions. Even relish in stating them to our family and friends who oppose to make them flustered!
But next time you are in a group and are getting passionate about what you are talking about, take notice to what it is. There usually is a central theme of things that you circle back to and can lead you to something your passionate about.
Ask Friends & Family
Friends and family can come in pretty clutch here. Often times we see people in others that they don’t even see. Have you had that experience when you tell someone how great they are at “said thing” and they respond almost shocked or at least they didn’t really see it themselves?
It is cool to see that happen. Because they feel good about themselves and so do you.
Well the same thing can happen for you. Ask people around you what they think you are good at. Often times the answer may either shock you, or remind you of the things you love to do. And/or are good at.
What Would You Suffer For?
Passion is said to derive from the Latin word which means to suffer which equates to if you love something, you will suffer for it.
What things in life would you suffer for? Or even lay down your life for? Those things can show you what you truly and wholeheartedly care enough for and are passionate about.
What Would You Do For People For Free
We can find our passion in giving to others. Giving ourselves, our time, our money. It is something we deeply believe in. If you were financially free, where would you give your time? It may take a while to think about the answer. Because the mind can’t easily conceive of abundance without practice. But think about it until you find the answer.
Often times, the places we would give ourselves to for free hides our passion. We discover it there
It Doesn’t Have To Be A Job or Career
This one is last but maybe should have been first. The thing about finding our passion is that it is so ingrained in our culture that it should be a job or career. It can be an absolutely is attainable if you choose to do so. But living out your passion doesn’t need to make you money.
If you have a passion for children, you can create a non-profit for kids in your neighborhood. Funding fun projects and outings for them. Just as an example.
But usually what happens is that the universe rewards you living out your passion. And some way, some how, you never go without when pursuing it. Usually a lot more than money than just getting by.
So again, don’t put so much emphasis on it HAVING to be a career. Or that you are failing because you are not getting paid for your passion. Seek it, find it and then live it. No matter what you make off of it, or what people say.
What are the causes you would fight for? Even lay your life down for? Thinking deeply on this one.
Also, don’t just thinking about finding your passionate as a end all be all. You can have many passions as well as develop new ones on your journey.
Don’t put some much emphasis and energy into finding JUST ONE. Be open to spreading your energy over multiple passions.
What Do You Do When You Procrastinate
We have all been there, we can’t stop procrastinating on things we need to get done. Well what if you could find your passion during these moments of “wasting time”?
What do you enjoy doing when you procrastinate? What are the top 3 things you do to get out of having to do the things you HAVE to do?
This could lead you to finding things you are passionate about.
How To Find Your Passion Quiz
The above tips are actionable ways that you can start looking and finding your passion. But here are some questions that can make you expand your thinking process about locating your passions.
- What gets you emotionally fired up?
- What do you spend most of your money on?
- Where do you spend your free time? And what do you do during that time?
- What do you like to talk to your friends about?
- What would you do if you were already financially free?
- What would you do if you knew that no one would judge you and that your family and friends would support you completely? Even the world would support you completely.
- What are things you would change about the world?
- What are things you are perfectly content with about the world and life?
- What things did you absolutely love to do when you were a kid? Where you lost track of time and lost yourself in?
- What did the people in your life tell you you couldn’t do? Or that there was no money in it? Things that people you looked up to in the past told you to NOT do. Or discouraged it?
List Of Passions (101 Passions)
- Personal Trainer
- Camp Counseler
- Life Coach
- Motivational Speaker
- Athletic Coach
- Equal Rights Activist
- Stock Broker
- Stay At Home Mother
- Stay At Home Father
- House Cleaner
- Pool Player
- Fashion Designer
- Wedding Planner
- Dog Walker
- Faith in God
- Your Significant Other
- Your children or family in general
- Living in general
- Tree Trimmer
- Watching Sports
- App creator
- Hike Leader
- Nature Activist
- Movie Reviewer
- Police Officer
- Sports Writer
- Business Owner
- Food Connoisseur
- Underwater sports
- Mountain climbing
- Foreign Language (Interpreter)
- Pie Making
- Paddle Boarding
- Wood Making
- Metal Working
- Graphic Design
- Music Producer
- Real Estate
- Talent Director
- Health Educator
- Video Games
- Flying Kites
- Sports Medicine
- Travel Guide
- Dry Cleaning
- Life Guarding
- Flight Attendant
- Tree Trimming
- Whale Watching
This is a list of potential passions that we can get lost in. Potentially something on this list can set your soul on fire and keep that baby burning for the rest of your life!
101 Quotes About Passion (Passion Quotes)
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes
“Passion is the fuel for success.”
“It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“People with great passion can make the impossible happen.”
“Follow your passion. Magic has no formula.” – Tina Sharkey
“Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Allow your passion to become your purpose and it will one day become your profession.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small. In settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if your passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” – Yo Yo Ma
“Do it with passion, or not at all.”
“May the passion to be all that God wants you to sweep across your soul like a gentle breeze.” – J.D. Jakes
Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failure.” – Joseph Campbell
“Our passion is our strength.” – Billie Joe Armstrong
“The most successful people follow passion, not paychecks.”
“Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.” – Terri Guillemets
“I would rather die of passion, than of boredom.” – Vincent Van Gogh
“It’s got to be a passion. It takes a real drive and real motivation.” – Brian Maas
“Life is so short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, the moment is now.”
“Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It is about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried underneath other people’s needs.”
“Nothing is as important as your passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” – Jon Bon Jovi
“Your competitors can copy your work, your style, your procedure. But none can copy your passion. If you hold it firmly, the world is yours. Be passionate.” – Gerd Kopp
“Let your passionate be the reason for your existence and your successes the product of your persistence.”
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” – John Wesley
“Dreams and passion are more powerful than facts and reality.” – Gail Lynne Goodwin
“Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.” – Deepak Chopra
“It is an unbridled passion and the fearlessness to just go into something with reckless abandon that allows you to create something from nothing. That allows you to innovate. That allows you to take things to the extreme.” – Paul Heyman
“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.” – Christopher McCandless
“True passion attracts. If you have passion in your business, the right people will be attracted to your team.” – Robert Kiyosaki
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
“If you cannot put your whole heart into it, remove yourself from the situation and find something you can love.”
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
“A goal has limits, but passion has none.”
“Passion is oxygen of the soul.” – Bill Butler
“Passion is your life juice, and without it, expect a very bland existence indeed.” – Myrza Sison
“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion.” – Yves Sain Luarent
“The heart of human excellence often begins when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you or gives you a sense of meaning, joy or passion.” – Teryy Orlick
“Passion is derived from a Latin world meaning to suffer. If you genuinely love something, you suffer for it.”
“If you are not passionate in what you do, either change your attitude or change your job.” – Byron Pulsifier
“Love without passion is dreary, passion without love is horrific.”
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
“Forget about the fast lane. If you really ant to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart and success will come to you.” – Oprah Winfrey
“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”
“Passion equals drive, drive equals determination and enough determination equals success.” – Anette Sandberg
“Every successful person in life began by pursuing passion, usually against all odds.” – Kim Kiyosaki
“Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid that rap of thinking you have something to lose, you are already naked. There’s no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
“If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck.” – Jen Welter
“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” – Mia Hamm
“Every great dream begins with a dream. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
“Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.” – A.P.I. Abdul Kalam
“Passion equals drive, drive equals determination, and enough determination equals success.” – Anette Sandberg
“Live with passion!” – Tony Robbins
“When natural inclination develops into a passionate desire, one advances towards his goals in seven league boots.” – Nikola Telsa
“Rest in reason, move in passion.” – Khalil Gibran
“Taking the first step is the difference between actually pursuing you passion and just dreaming about it.” – Jack Canfield
“The passion and the flame is ignited, you can’t put it out once we light it.” – Eminem
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
“When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born.” – Zig Ziglar
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham
“All human actions have one or more more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” – Aristotle
“My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today, I knew it then as purpose.” – Bette Davis
“Silently observe the most successful people you encounter. What you will see is that they all have enthusiasm. They are the kind of people who have a passion for living and want to excel.” – Nav-Vii
“Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Galileo Galilei
“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” – Hunter S Thompson
“Lack of passion is fatal.”
“When you do what you love with passion, success won’t be far away.”
“Discover YOU. Find your passion, life purpose and take action.”
“Passion gives you the motivation to keep trying even if you fail time after time.” – David A. Hunter
“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions, in a way that serves the world and you.” – Branson
“If you’re not passionate, then you’re wasting your time.”
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
“Without passion, you don’t have energy, without energy you have nothing.” – Donal Trump
“Grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in and day out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” – Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress, working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek
“People are prettiest when they talk about something they really love with passion in their eyes.”
“To succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.” – Anita Roddick
“Follow your passion, be prepared to work had and sacrifice, and above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.” – Donovan Bailey
“Passion is the difference between having a job and having a career.”
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do it with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” – Maya Angelou
“A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.” – William Hazlitt
Few things are as sexy as a person who’s passionate about something.”- Colin Wright
“You have to be burning with an idea or a problem or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” – Steve Jobs
“Follow your passion, listen to your heart, trust the process, be grateful. Life is magical and your dreams matter.” – Gal Lynne Goodwin
“If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wish and just do it.” – Wanda Skyes
“As long as you’ve got passion, faith and are willing to work hard, you can do anything you want in this life.”
“Passion makes us stronger than we are. Love makes us better than we are. Be passionate about the things you love.” – Galen Watson
“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
“Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Do something you love. Whatever you’re going to do is going to be tough enough. Find something that gets you so excited that the sun can’t come up early enough in the morning because you want to do your thing.” – Chris Gardner
“Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.” – Denis Diderot
“When passion meets inspiration, an obsession is born.”
“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” – John C. Maxwell
“The secret to finding our passion is to bring passion to everything that we do.” – Marie Forleo
“Anyone can dabble, but once you’ve made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it’s very hard for people to stop you.” – Bill Cosby
“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” – Fabienne Fredrickson
“Passion is positive obsession. Obsession is a negative passion.” – Paul Carvel
“Great businesses are built to last with passion and hard work.” – Meridith Mahoney
“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” – Josiah Hische
“We must act out of passion before we can feel it.” – Jean Pual Sartre
“Find something your passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child
Conclusion To What Is Your Passion
So there you are my friends, how to find your passion. I hope this helped you hone in on your passions so that you can create a life around them. So that you can wake up with a sense of duty and live a life of importance. Don’t ever stop until you find that thing. And when you do, rearrange your life around it so that you do it every single day until the day you leave this earth. That way you can leave a legacy and live life on purpose. With vigor and joy, that only comes from living your passion.
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Peace my good friends.