Are you looking for your passion?
Because let me tell you this. Your passion isn’t waiting to be found.
You are waiting to feel passion(ate).
There’s a difference, and I’m talking from my own experience.
I’ve been where you are.
And with time, I learned to see the process of finding my passion as a search for an interest > which turns into something I want to learn more about > which then turns into something I feel passionate about.
The best feeling in the world is when you find something you love spending your time on, either because it makes you feel good, present, proud or because you have a bigger vision with it.
And one place to start is to recognise passion.
Who would you describe as being passionate?
About their job, about a hobby, or about life in general?
It could be someone you know or a celebrity you admire.
Take a second and think about this.
It might take you a while.
And if you find this exercise challenging, it might be a sign that you’re not surrounded by passionate people and it could be the reason why you might have difficulties tapping into what you truly love.
Think of at least 3 people who seem passionate.
Now think of 3 characteristics they each have, that show that they are passionate. How do they talk? How do they behave? How do they look? Do they have certain traits that shine through? Do they seem happy, empathetic, structured, creative, inspired, passionate, charismatic, excited…?
Write your answers down in this free worksheet that I’ve created for you. Download it here.
There are two purposes to this exercise.
1) It makes you aware of who you admire and gives you the motivation to become a better version of yourself.
2) It makes you aware of who you want to be.
Because what you admire in others are sides of yourself that are longing to express themselves.
You already ARE what you just wrote.
If you didn’t have those traits within you, you wouldn’t be able to recognize them in others.
Bonus exercise: If you are up for it, re-write these 9 traits into the first person on a fresh sheet of paper.
Eg. I am empathic, I am happy, I am structured etc.
When you have done that, hang it up on your wall or by your mirror.
This is a *powerful* exercise to help you focus on the traits that you have within you that you want to develop and be more of.
You can start becoming the person you want to be today.
Focus on the change you want to see, and you will see it.
Happy Coffee Break,
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