To Find Your Passion, Try a Lot of Stuff

To Find Your Passion, Try a Lot of Stuff

Because maybe you just need to look harder.

January 8, 2021

Passion is the thing that keeps you up at night. It makes you dream without falling asleep. But some find it hard to pursue their passion, because they don’t even know what they love.

You need to search for passion actively.

Many people complain about how boring and monotonous their lives are, but never try anything new. If this is you, it’s time to start moving because your passion will not come out of the blue.

If you don’t know where to start, start with something easy. And by easy, I mean something easy to do. For example, you can quickly begin to learn a new language by using Duolingo. You can start learning to draw by following tutorials on YouTube. Or maybe try out photography or making content on social media?

Pro tip: If you can do it on your phone or laptop, then it is easy to do.

If you are afraid to try new things, or not sure if something is right for you, just do it. If you like it, do more. If you don’t like it, stop and do something else instead.

In conclusion, don’t assume you don’t like something if you haven’t tried it yet. Your passion might be just around the corner waiting to be discovered.

Sometimes your passion is hiding in plain sight.

Imagine that one friend in school that’s good at any sports she does. She is a fast runner, good at basketball, and you can always depend on her during games. She might not prefer any sports over the other, and maybe that’s because she loves sports in general. Ever thought about that?

When I was 10, I used to draw comic strips. I make short films in high school, I work as a designer now, and I enjoy writing on my blog as a hobby. The only thing that these activities have in common is that they enable me to create and share my work. Only after years of trying lot of stuff, I found out that my passion is to create something.

Take some time to think about this. Maybe your passion is always there, but it is hiding in plain sight. Your passion does not have to be very specific — it can be about something more generic.

Your passion has an expiry date.

Yes, you don’t have to pursue your passion continuously. Sometimes, you just fell out of love. Sometimes it depends on your current life situation. For example, after you got married and got a child, you may not be able to go solo travel anymore.

That being said, you can always fall back in love again. When I was still in school, I love to play football. I do it every week for years. But after I started working, I left football behind and moved on.

After years of absence from the footballing world, I got back to it again. I found an app that pairs me with strangers to play football together, and now I play at least once a week.

Your passion may come and go, and that is normal.

It’s never too late.

Your passion might be lurking somewhere, waiting to be explored. You just need to find the courage to try new things and maybe, one of them would stick. They may not be explicit, so you might need to try many things in the beginning. And lastly, you don’t have to stick to one thing. If you got bored, try other things because you can always come back anytime in the future.

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