Many people say that one should find their own passion in life and should work towards it but the main question is
What actually passion is? “How do I find out what I am passionate about?”.
Passion is one of those words that people use often without really understanding the original meaning of the word. When most people refer to “passion“, they use it to mean strong emotions reflecting an intense desire or boundless enthusiasm.
Many people sit, think and try to figure out what they are passionate about. However that is not a correct way to figure out your passion.
For example, if you start a thinking session to figure out what you like you might come up with an idea that you like to cook.
Question is it really ! imagine if you have to cook 7 days a week, 8 hours a day. Would you still feel passionate to cook on the 8th day? Maybe not! However, things like these only seem to be nice when you think of them.
Let me tell you, When I was ten, I wanted to be a Doctor.
When I was 16, I knew biology was the part I liked most.
When I was 18, I knew I wanted to be an Advocate
When i actually followed it and did my studies and and i actually went for practicing I finally, truly gave up on ever being an Advocate.
Some things aren’t the way you imagine them. Sometimes the world is very different from what you expect. Sometimes your picture of yourself is false, or distorted.
So what is the best way to figure out your passion?
It is by actually trying out new things and doing them. The only true way of knowing if you like something or not is by actually doing it. Just like you cant figure out if you like a food item unless you try it. So give it a try and your experience will speak then. It’s actually journey towards discovering yourself in a better way to dig out the actual you. May be in this way you will be able to get to know your fitment and would enhance your knowledge and skills to your interest.
When you get this thing and want to test out if this is your passion, ask yourself this to yourself and you will get an answer.
I like doing this today, but will I like doing it for the next 5-10 years ?
If money was out of the equation, would I still do this for free?
Is this more enjoyable that other recreational activities I do?
If the answer to all these questions is yes, then congratulations you have figured out your passion.
Also, passion cannot be singular, it can also be a combination of multiple things as well. So once you know your passion you can add with your other best interest or hobbies to make your profession or even much more.
For example, if you are passionate about meeting new people and also you love travelling then you can open up a travelling agency and be a travel agent/ travel guide/ choose a profession which fulfills both of your passions.
Passion is an enthusiasm and excitement for life. Passion comes when you are being your authentic self and doing what comes naturally to you and that simultaneously challenges you, arouse the curiosity in you and motivates you. And what you do is in alignment with who you are, you get energy from Contrary to the idea that doing what you love makes work effortless, a passion puts you to work. It’s what you’re willing to sacrifice lesser leisure and pleasures for.doing it.
Seek it, and where you find it may surprise you and you will feel very fortunate.