If you’re like me, you’ve probably asked yourself at some point in your life “what am I good at”? “What do I want to do with my life”? We are taught from an early age to just go to school, get a good job and make a decent living. The problem with this is that no where in this little messed up plan does it take into account what you really enjoy doing! Most people I know hate their jobs. They dread getting up every morning to go to work. Considering you spend over a third of your life at work, wouldn’t it make more sense that you should enjoy what you do all day? So how do you find out what your really passionate about? It took me years to sort this out. I read so many books and magazines. Here’s what I learned in a nut shell that can save you years of time trying to figure out the same thing. You can’t read your way into finding out what your passionate about. You just can’t, trust me. No book, no magazine, no article is going to help you mentally sort through this because this is not a process that can be cognitively solved.
If you want to find out what your passionate about, make a list of the things that you are interested in and go try them. You have to physically put yourself in a scenario where you can experience what you are interested in. Thats the only way you are going to know for sure if it awakens something inside you. For example, have you ever watched a movie and your eyes started to water. You got emotional because it spoke to a part of your emotions and caused a physical reaction to happen. This is where passion comes from – your heart. So why on earth would you let your brain decide your passion when its your heart that has to feel it first to know if its right for you. You will know you have found your passion when right in the middle of doing it, you get a feeling that can only be described as “this is me, this is what I am meant for”. You will feel it to your core that you are right where you are supposed to be. If you haven’t felt this feeling, than you are not where you belong – yet. Keep trying new things and don’t worry what people say. You owe it to yourself to find your life’s purpose and it takes time.