Want to discover your passion?
Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something. As once said by Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th century British Prime Minister, “Man is only great when he acts from passion.”
When you know what you’re doing, nothing will stop you. But before you can become unstoppable, you need to know what you’re starting. Before you can follow your passion, you have to discover your passion.
Categorically, You NEED 2 KEY TRAITS:
- Question Everything
- Be Unafraid to Go for what You Want
If you can search deep within yourself and align your values to these 2 traits, finding your passion becomes easy.
How to Discover Your Passion in 5 Easy steps
For today’s aspiring entrepreneur, exploring avenues of creativity to find your passion is likely the quickest route to increase your chances of launching a successful business.
Where to start? Here are 5 things to do to discover your passion.
Exercise 1 – Revisit your childhood
What do you love to do? “It’s amazing how disconnected we become to the things that brought us the most joy in favor of what’s practical,” says Rob Levit, an Annapolis, Md.-based creativity expert, speaker and business consultant.
Make a list of all the things you remember enjoying as a child. Would you enjoy that activity now? “Research shows that there is much to be discovered when playing, even as adults.
Revisit some of the positive activities, foods and events of childhood. Ask yourself these questions to get started:
- What can be translated and added into your life now?
- How can those past experiences shape your career choices now?
If you revisit your childhood, there’s a better chance you’ll be able to discover your passion.
Exercise 2 – Make a creativity board
Start by taking a large poster board, put the words “New Business” in the center and create a collage of images, sayings, articles, poems and other inspirations.
The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of your intention — who you want to become or what you want to create — your awareness and passion will grow.
As your board evolves and becomes more focused, you will begin to recognize what is missing and imagine ways to fill the blanks and realize your vision.
Exercise 3 – Make a list of people who are where you want to be and pay close attention
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Study people who have been successful in the area you want to pursue.
No matter the business or profession, there are people who are successful in it. Study these people, figure out how and why they are able to remain successful when everyone else is folding and then set up structures to emulate them.
If you want to be creative, create a rigorous and formal plan. It’s not the plan that is creative; it is the process that you go through that opens up so many possibilities.
Exercise 4 – Start doing what you love, even without money or a definite plan.
A lot of people wait until they have an extensive plan written down, or until they have money. You should start doing what you enjoy — even if you haven’t yet figured out how to monetize it.
Test what it might be like to work in an area you’re passionate about, build your business network around it and ask for feedback that will help you develop.
This will help you get testimonials that will help launch your business when you’re ready to make it official.
“Perhaps most importantly, though, it’ll shift you out of paralysis and fear and the joy of seeing the difference your contribution makes will fuel your creativity.”
Exercise 5 – Take a break
While it might feel uncomfortable to step outside of undivided deliberate thinking, the mind sometimes needs a rest from such bottom-line thinking.
You should involve in other creative activities like writing, painting, running etc. After taking such break, write down ideas that comes to mind, you’ll be amazed at how refreshed your ideas are.
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