Finding your passion is hard work.
It’s something that can be super elusive and feel like it’s never within reach.
Two main reasons:
1. You are focused primarily on yourself.
2. You are trying to find an answer that is a moving target.
Cal Newport, Georgetown Professor and author of Deep Work and Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You says this…
“If you want to love what you do, abandon the passion mindset (“what can the world offer me?”) and instead adopt the craftsman mindset (“what can I offer the world?”).”
You see… your passion is something that has the wrong assumption… it assumes that the world should owe you something… when in reality… the name of the game is adding value to the world.
Furthermore… finding what lights you up… and what can serve the world is a discovery process.
There isn’t a perfect answer that will give you 100% certainty about what you passion is or isn’t.
It’s a discovery process.
Trying to figure it out too fast takes away the journey of becoming.
And, it’s impossible to know the answer before you get started.
The better question to ask is…
What is my purpose?
When you discover your purpose, you allow your purpose, and the emotional targets you’re trying to hit, to guide you.
Take your focus off of needing a perfect plan.
Take your focus off of just making yourself happy.
Dedicate yourself to living your purpose… and focus on just taking the next step.
Your journey to passion, to power and to purpose is a one-step-at-a-time process.
You cannot know every step before you take them.
All you can know… is take your next step.
When you know your purpose, when you dedicate yourself to making the switch from emotional debt to emotional wealth… that’s when you take your power back.
And, when you live each day by just taking the next step… you will be guided to your passion.
Make it your aim to find the balance between living your purpose, giving the world what it needs and finding your passion.
Decide to be in the present moment, and do not worry about the future.
Instead… just take the next step in service to your purpose…
trust that you are guided and then get out of your own way.
Remember to get out there, take action and make it real!