How to find your passion?
Two months ago we wrote a post about the difference between living and existing: Are you dead? Did you die but are still alive? It had touched many of you. We received messages and comments saying that it is not so easy to live a dream life. You were asking how to find your passion in the world that is so full of possibilities and choices.
We know it is difficult, we went through it. This post is written by Karolina, so let me tell you my story:
I was always a smart kid. I had absolutely no problems with anything. I was great with languages, science and even sports. Everything that I was doing was extremely easy for me. I’ve always been the best student in a class, I’ve won many competitions, I am even the finalist of very prestigious law contents for high school students that gave me access to any collage I want (I automatically have 100% qualification points). Sounds great, right?
But trust me- it’s not. I wish I was bad at something, I wish something would be difficult for me. When you are great in everything that means that you can’t specialise in anything! And when it comes to choosing the university, you must know what you want to do later, after graduating. Should I go to medical studies and become a doctor? Or maybe it would be better to study languages, so that I can easily get a job anywhere I want? Or maybe I should study economics because I’ve always loved business?
I was so, so confused when I finished high school. I envied all my friend who were great in something, like for example my best friend who was a mathematical genius and didn’t feel as strong in any other subject.
I have no idea what I want from my life. I couldn’t imagine how my future will look like. Except from the one thing- I knew I will be rich and travel the world but I didn’t know how will I achieve it.
And then I met Patryk. And I knew one more thing- that I want to be with him always, forever.
So this is what I had: travel the world, being wealthy and spending every minute of my life with my man. We both loved personal development and liked to overcome our weaknesses, so we knew our goal to achieve must be huge.
We didn’t know that we will become full time travellers from the very beginning. It all happened naturally. It was easier with every step we took.
Why I am writing this? To show you that you can find out to how to find your passion.
Find your passion
You need to know what you don’t want to do.
Maybe we shouldn’t begin with negative things but it’s always easier to find something you don’t want to do. For me it was being employed. I terrified by the idea that I would have to wake up every morning and listen to my boss. I also knew that I don’t want to stay in one country,
What you don’t want to do? Is there something that you hate and would never ever do? Write it all down.
2. You need to know what you like.
There must be something you really, really like. For me, it was writing. I LOVE writing. Sitting alone in a room, in a coffee shop with a blank sheet of paper and a pen, or with my laptop. I’ve always been writing everyday. At the beginning in my diaries, later on this blog. I just couldn’t resist creating something new.
It is refreshing for me, it helps me to get rid of all the emotions I have. When I am writing, I forget about everything else. I fly to the different world, the world of my imaginations, words and stories.
Do you have something that you love? Something that is relaxing you and make you forget about everything else?
I know you have. Every one does. Just focus and think about it. Write down what came to your mind.
3. What are your life goals?
What do you want to achieve in your life? How do you see your future? I’ve always known that I want to be rich and travel the world. I also knew that I want to be a wife and a mother.
What are your life goals? What are the most important things that you want to achieve? Write them down.
Now, when you know all these things about yourself, you can start finding your passion. Try to distance yourself from your life and look at everything you have written down from the perspective of the observer. What would you advice to the person who is struggling to find his passion after you have seen these notes?
What kind of life would be perfect to you? What work can you do to realise your true potential? How can you find your passion and make money out of it?