To know what you love? So you can DO what you love?
Listen, I know that finding your passion isn’t all about rainbows and butterflies.
It’s about that pit in your stomach that hits you when your alarm goes off in the morning.
You want so bad not to feel that way. Life is just too short – and this is no way to live it.
Why finding your passion is the most practical thing you can do:
Here’s the deal. You’ve got responsibilities, a family. Your last name isn’t Buffet or Gates or Winfrey.
The point is, you have to work.
So does it make more sense to invest a little energy into figuring out what you love and how to make a living at it, or would you rather spend the next 10, 20, 30 years with that pit in your stomach?
Getting Started: How To Find Your Passion
Where do you even start when you’re looking for your passion? You can begin by looking for clues, like this one:
You can also challenge some beliefs that are keeping you stuck:
“Help Me Find A Job I Love!” Part 3
Passions are for the other guy, but not me. . .
Are you thinking that doing something you really care about just won’t work for you in your real life?
You can’t just run off and become an astronaut. Or a cowboy. You’re a grown up after all.
Still, read this:
When I Grow Up I Want To Be
Still not convinced that people will pay you to do something just because you love it?
Good. Because you’re absolutely right. They won’t:
Nobody Cares About Your Passions: The Hollywood Principle
Also, if you’re stuck on the idea that passions are for the other guy because they’re a little silly, read this:
The Smartest Thing Steve Jobs Ever Did
And if you just need a good old fashioned kick in the pants, I’ve got that too!
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