Finding Your Passion

So you want to live the life you know you were meant to live but then you start beating yourself up with all these “what ifs”.

It’s time to stop asking “what if,” and start thinking “why not?”

Stuck at a job that crushes your soul?

Quit.

Wish you could do something you really enjoy?

Stop whining and start doing.

Finding your passion isn’t about finding the thing that makes the most money or even something logical, like the highest paying job in the field of your degree. It’s about finding the thing or things you’d love to do no matter what — which is its own reward in life.  

What brings us joy won’t always be the things we expect.

Most people spend the first half of their lives doing what they thought others wanted from them and the second half doing what they actually want from themselves. I was one of those people until one day during quarantine.

I looked into the mirror and realized that I had lost my passion.

I was merely existing.

Eventually I started to go out more, try new activities, and say “yes” to new experiences.

Finding your passion is a lifelong process.

My advice to anyone trying reignite that fire in their soul is simple: Be open to positive experiences and try new things! You don’t want to miss out on all the great opportunities life has to offer.

Don’t set yourself up. Don’t set restrictions, whether they be real or imaginary. The moment you start restricting your life, cutting out options, making “have-to”s out of “want-to”s, you’re killing your own potential for happiness. You’re going to have to make sacrifices; everyone does. But the more you can keep your options open – the easier it will be to be happy when you have to choose between those things that matter most to you.

The more things you try, the more clearly your passions will shine through.

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