Did you ever get that nagging feeling that you should be doing something else with your life? That the work you are doing right now isn’t quite right for you. That something is missing. That you should be somewhere else. That there has to be more to it than this.
You seek and seek and seek, but you just can’t seem to find your destination…
When you are on this kind of a never-ending quest to add more meaning into your life, there are many ways to go about finding what you are looking for. You can figure out your personality type. You can go through the systematic process I outlined to figure out what you want to be when you grow up.
Or you could try a short-cut.
Sometimes we already kind of know what we really want to do. What we are meant to do. What we are passionate about.
But we ignore it.
Maybe because we don’t think it’s possible. Maybe because we think we shouldn’t want it. Maybe because we are scared we’ll fail.
For whatever reason, we have suppressed it and we need to dig it back out into the open.
You could try shoveling or even a backhoe (if your brain is really stubborn), but how about trying to answer a few simple questions first. It may be that all you need to do to find your passion is a little bit of honest soul-searching:
Give yourself a few days to really think about these 10 questions. You might even scribble down the answers in a notebook.
I’m pretty sure you’ll start seeing a common thread. That common thread is IT. Your passion.
And once you become aware of what your passion is, here’s what I think you should do.
I think you should start doing it!
Just. Start. Doing. It.
You don’t have to devote 40 hours a week to it. You don’t have to quit your day job (at least not yet!). You don’t have to run away and abandon your family. Just carve out a little bit of time regularly for you to do whatever it is you are passionate about. I promise it’ll make you happy.
Just do it!
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