What is your passion? What makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning? What do you enjoy doing so much you couldn't imagine life without it?
Many of us have no idea what we want in life. This uncertainty may show up in our home, jobs, or relationships. It seems as if something is missing. We have no idea what that something is. Take it from me, I thought I knew what I wanted in life. I didn't. That something missing was passion. I was going through life without considering my happiness. Instead, I was thinking of external validation from others and educational and professional achievements. This thought of following my passion hit me on the head like a cement block a couple of years ago. I decided I wanted more out of life. I wanted to have purpose and not go through life in a robotic manner. I realized I wanted to use my gifts to help others.
We all have gifts. Take a moment to think of your gifts and what truly makes you happy. If you don't come up with anything right away, that's perfectly normal. It will come to you as you continue to think. If it helps, think about it this way. What would you do with your life if you had an unlimited amount of money? If you are willing to do something even though you don't financially need to, this is your passion. You may even have more than one passion...how exciting!
I truly believe following your passion leads to happiness. Do not lose sight of it, even if logic gets in the way. What I mean by logic is those inner voices or thoughts that tell you can't do something because of logical reasons. I don't have enough money. There is not enough time. I'm getting too old.
Do not let a lack of money hold you back. For instance, I have a friend that enjoys creating video games. He no longer creates games because it doesn't pay the bills. Whether it's creating video games, writing, being an artist, helping others, or anything else that is your passion, follow it. Even if something you enjoy doesn't pay the bills, try small at first. Try freelancing, doing it on the side, saving up to get the one or two things you need to get started. Follow your passion and see what amazing things unfold!
Make time. You make time for other things that are important to you. Following your passion should be one of those things and is just as or more important. You will find that the happiness you feel by doing what you love will spread over into other things in your life. Follow your passion and open your eyes to wondrous opportunities!
Don't push off following your passion until that perfect time in life affords you to. That perfect time will never come. Nothing will ever be lined up exactly as you wish. You will find yourself 20 years later wondering what happened and still making excuses or worse, forgetting you even had a passion. If you have been putting off pursuing your passion or dreams, it is never too late.
Follow your passion!
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