You know when you have passion for something when you get up every morning excited and don't mind putting 12 hour days to perfect your craft. Nor mind weekend work. For a lot of people, they don't even get on the path of following their passion, instead they are still stuck on finding what that is. In order to find your passion, we think it's important to ask yourself these questions.
When I was younger, what did I want to be?
A lot of people had dreams when they were younger and sometimes those dreams stick when you are an adult.
What do you I find myself trying to learn in my spare time?
Think about all the breaks you take during your work hours or before you go to bed, what are you looking at? On the weekends, what kind of activities do you gravitate towards to? You can even go to your social media accounts and find a pattern on the posts you like to share or "like" from others.
What kind of people do I admire?
The people you admire tend to reflect what you wish you were doing.
If I asked my friends what they think my "one thing" is, what do I think it'll be?
The people around you can often see what you don't or what you don't want to admit to seeing. Fear can cloud judgment.
What do I enjoy and not enjoy in my current line of work?
Think about what you do everyday at your job, are there some tasks that are painful and others that you enjoy and find challenging? It could be possible that your dream job is within the organization you are already in but just in a different department.
Do I have a mission in life?
This is probably the most important question to ask yourself. Many doctors will tell you that they chose their careers because they wanted to help people. The most successful fashion designers will tell you they design clothing to make people feel good. Companies are started from having a mission.
These questions won't let you lead you to your passion right away but can open up an inner dialogue. Also listen to your heart and don't be afraid to take risks. Anything worth trying for is never easy.
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