What’s your real calling in life?
Finding Your True Passion
“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.’
– Georg Hegel, German philosopher
So you have decided to break away from the dull pathetic life you are living and the monotony of your regular job, and start on your journey of finding your true passion. You want to live each day with excitement and passion, and reap all those rich rewards at the end of the rainbow. How do you find out what you are truly passionate about?
How do you separate the delusions from the do-able? You could be passionate about becoming the King of Spain, or winning the lottery or ruling the world. Indeed, there are people who have dreamed of that and done it. Alexander the Great ruled almost the entire known world in his time. But what is your true passion?
Here are a few ideas you can use to discover what moves you and gets you excited.
Read your own body language. Do you wake up on Monday morning excited to go to work, or is it a struggle just to get up and go? Do you tense up and ache all the time? Do you get panic attacks very often? Are you so bored that you doze at your desk? Do you keep looking at the clock waiting for quitting time? Then you are in the wrong job. You simply don’t have the passion for it.
When you discover a job that you are passionate about, all your aches and cramps will begin to fade away. You will not mind working extra hours, and talking to your friends about your work is a joy. You will simply be bubbling with life.
What was your favorite pass time as a child? Your childhood hobbies and obsessions can indicate a genuine passion for what you would enjoying doing as an adult.
Don’t allow education and family pressures to move you away from your true calling.
Did you love bikes or gardening or trekking? Then maybe a career in the automobile or landscaping or travel industries is where you should be! So sit back and recall your childhood and write down your memories. What made you smile then may still make you grin today and in the future.
What do you love doing now as an adult? You might very well have passionate side pursuits and hobbies even today. Do you love your moonlighting job more than your regular day job? Many corporate people work the night shift as chefs or night school teachers. Try a new hobby and start spending a few hours every day on it. It may just hold the key to finding your true passion.
Now, it is time to take Passionate Action