Are you looking to find your passion?
Two years ago I started a journey of self-exploration.
I knew I needed to find out who I was without the noise and the external influences, so I went on a passion hunt.
I deeply wanted to find my one, true passion and I wanted to understand what I was meant to do with my life.
Today, I am living and breathing my passion (read more about my story here).
And based on my experience, I’d like to share with you 3 steps to help you find your passion.
If you are looking to find that one thing that you want to do – not necessarily for the rest of your life, but perhaps in the next chapter of your life – you need to start consciously looking for inspiration.
You can’t wait for inspiration to suddenly appear in your life. It is your job to seek it and to find it.
Personally, I spent hours at the book store and online, watching all the inspirational videos I could find, and reading a ton of books that could help me find my direction in life.
INSPIRATION is truly where it all starts.
The next step is exploration. Not only inner exploration like reading books and watching videos, but outter, physical exploration.
You have to start putting yourself out there.
You have to show up to events, meet people and start exploring and experimenting with how things make you feel.
E.g. I took a course on how to teach English as a foreign language and I started teaching children English way before I started this blog and became a coach.
And the third step you need to take to start finding your passion is to start communicating.
So first, you need to start telling people around you that you are on a journey of exploration and that you want to find your true passion.
Be honest and open about how you feel, it is the only way forward. Don’t hide it anymore.
Because I did, and I know the burden it is to not be open about your lack of enthusiasm in life.
Second, you need to start reaching out to people who can help you.
Email someone you look up to and ask for advice on how to get started in their field or invite a good friend for coffee and ask her how she found her passion.
This is not the time to hide behind the computer.
Go out, be vulnerable and I promise that you will be rewarded in ways you can’t even imagine.
I know because I’ve been there, and I’ve been through each of these steps myself.
So take action now.
Schedule time in your calendar this week where you will allow yourself time to be inspired, to explore and experiment, and to reach out to people who can help.
You don’t have to go through this alone. Reach out and know that some day, you’ll be able to return the same favour to someone else.