October 4, 2015
Often we see others living their dreams and being passionate about what they do. It’s natural for us to want the same thing out of life. We all want to find that one thing that lights our fire, motivates us, and excites us.
Often we are told to live the life that we dream about and do the things that we are passionate about. It’s great advice and all - but sometimes it’s not practical. Doing what we love DEFINITELY will help make our lives more enjoyable, less stressful, and happier. But what if you haven’t found that thing that makes you tick? How do you live the life you want when you don’t know what it is that you are passionate about?
In my personal experience and from taking to others, I have found that there are many of us who haven’t found their passion yet. It makes us feel a bit left out, or like there’s something wrong with us. STOP IT! That’s not true and it’s OKAY to not know what you are passionate about. You’re not alone.
If you do know what you are passionate about, make your life about feeding it! You’re one step ahead of the game.
If you don’t know what your passion is, make your life about trying new things, exploring, and learning about the things that draw your attention. Get out of your box of unknowns and learn to try something new and different. Have fun while doing it, and after you’ve given it time and it’s just not your thing, then cross it off your list! No biggie. We’re humans, so we typically enjoy the things that we are good at. If you’re trying something new, give yourself actual consistent time (~16 weeks) to see if you can learn to get better at something before moving on to the next thing.
I used to beat myself up because I felt like I was always trying different things and couldn’t stick with one thing. I thought it was a character flaw to not be committed to one activity. Maybe I’m just a bit ADD, or maybe I just love trying out all different things in life. I haven’t quite pinpointed it, but one day I’ll know for sure what my passion is. But since I have accepted that part of who I am, I have been able to enjoy the unknown and the excitement and fear of testing out be waters of all the things that life has to offer.
If you don’t know what your passion is, then become passionate about trying new things, getting out of your comfort zone, and exploring life to find what it is that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning.
Is this you? Tell me your story below 🙂
Published by: Hilary Scholz in Mental Health and Happiness