After hearing everyone talk about passion are you finally ready to learn how to find your passion?
As Steve Jobs said, “You have o have a lot of passion for what you are doing because it is so hard. If you don’t, any rational person would give up.”
Or you might have heard “Find your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
When you are passionate about something you will find an extra gear that you didn’t even know existed. You will be able to solve tough problems, work longer hours, and still enjoy the process.
But people often say “I’m not passionate about anything” or “I just don’t care about anything that much.”
The most common question is usually, “How do I find my passion?”
To find something you are passionate about doesn’t happen overnight. It won’t just fall into your lap. You need to put yourself in the situations where you can discover and learn more about what you love to do.
As Tom Bilyeu said, “Passion is something you develop.”
I found this out in 2016-2017 as I began to actively search for things I loved to do. I was bored at work, tired of watching Netflix, and knew I needed a spark in my life.
If this sounds like your situation, hopefully, this will help.
Here are three easy ways to learn how to find your passion by developing and exploring opportunities.
Revisit Your Childhood
When you were a kid I’m sure you loved to do things that you aren’t currently doing in your life. Why did you stop?
Somewhere during the whole “I’ve got to become an adult and enter the real world” phase we tend to lose our passions.
Obviously, you can’t do everything you did as a kid but if you look back on your childhood it might give you a starting place to finding your passion.
It could have been bike riding, playing a sport, taking pictures or just being adventurous.
I always loved playing golf as a kid so in 2016 I decided to start playing again. After a few rounds, I was hooked. Sometimes you need a break from things you love to forget that you miss them.
Now, golf is a major part of my life as I am pursuing professional golf.
Revisiting your childhood might not give you the exact same response but I almost guarantee it will help give you the spark to keep searching.
Talk With Family and Friends
We get caught up the same routine. Work, TV, pay bills, family time, sleep. Repeat.
That’s part of life, but if you want to feel alive you need to spend time doing what you love at least part of the time! Human beings were not created to pay bills and die!
If you’re stuck on where to keep developing your passion start with your family and closet friends. Sometimes it takes an outsider to recognize something you might have missed.
Ask them questions like:
- “What was I passionate about as a kid?”
- “Is there anything you think I should spend more time doing?”
- “What do you think I’m good at or should pursue more of?”
Often times the answer is right in front of you but you’re too busy that you might not even realize it.
Everyone will be different but your family and close friends can be a great way to learn how to find your passion.
Learn New Skills
Human beings are goal-seeking organisms, you need to feel like you’re making progress to feel alive. If you do the same thing over and over again each day you get bored, feel stuck, and tosn of other negative reactions. It’s so important to constantly push yourself, mentally and physically, by learning something new.
Here are four ways to start learning new skills:
Make Reading a Daily Habit
As Tony Robbins says, “Leaders are readers.”
The more you read the smarter you will become. Reading is one of the most common traits that successful people share.
I have bought over 100 books in the last year to ensure I always have something to read. Set a goal of reading one book every two weeks on a topic you were unfamiliar with. Reading has become a passion in itself and will help you learn something new! Check out my recommended books here.
Try New Things
When I was learning how to find my passion I tried any and everything. Some examples include
- Bought a nicer camera and started photography.
- Started writing and published a book.
- Took an acting class. I’m not winning an Oscar anytime soon.
- Started making Youtube fan made trailers. Super geeky, but I loved it.
- Enrolled in online courses. Check out Udemy for cheap, fun courses to learn something new
- Started a blog. Blogging has since changed my life, helped my publish several books, and eventually leave my full-time job.
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The main point is that you’ll never find or develop a passion if you don’t learn what you love to do. Some things you’ll hate, other things you’ll like but some activities you’ll love. You won’t know until you try.
Start trying new events and activities to learn how to find your passion.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch
As far as I’m concerned your comfort zone” is where dreams go to die. Nothing good happens when you’re comfortable.
The comfort zone leads to:
- People sticking with jobs they hate so they don’t have to look for something new.
- Packing on pounds once you are “comfortable” in a relationship and quit trying.
- Quitting things you use to love to do.
This is not the way to go through life!
Study Successful People
Get out of your comfort zone by modeling successful people. The ones you look up to the most are almost always doing what they love.
- Tony Robbins
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
- Arianna Huffington
- Mel Robbins
- Tiger Woods
- Lewis Howes
Successful people are earning so much money and helping others because they love what they do!
Learn from these people by buying their books, watching their video or attending a seminar. Seminars are one of the greatest ways to immerse yourself in a new place and get out of your comfort zone. Plus, you get to learn from people you admire and meet like-minded individuals!
If the people you spend your time with aren’t motivating look to the outside world to find new people to inspire you.
Start a Side Hustle
If you want to get out of your comfort zone and learn new skills a side hustle is a great way to get started. When I started this blog as a side hustle in 2016 I had no clue it would change my life completely. And that’s the point. When you try new things like starting a side hustle it’s exciting and makes you learn new skills. Adventure is half the fun!
Plus, you will be even more motivated to learn and hustle when you know you can earn more money.
Start Living Life Now That You Know How to Find Your Passion
If you follow these steps I am confident you will learn how to find your passion. Be patient and trust the process. I have worked years to find my passions and the process will evolve over time.
This can seem like a lot of work but don’t forget why you wanted to find your passion, to begin with. It’s to make your life exciting. Your passion will give you more energy, drive, and creativity than you could ever imagine.
Know that with hard work and a vision you can accomplish anything.
Make an effort to get out of your comfort zone, learn new skills, and find something you love.
You never know, finding your passion might just change your life.
Will this help you learn how to find your passion? Have you done any of them already?
Let me know in the comments 🙂
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