How to find your passion in life
One of the many things that ties human fulfilment with our very existence is passion. It is the spark that drives our body and soul to embrace our full potential and infuse every moment with a sense of purpose. Yet, to find one's passion and one's true desire to find purpose in this world can sometimes be a challenging and patient journey. In this ever-evolving journey of self-discovery, we have assembled some guideposts that can really clear the path to achieve what we are really passionate about and broaden our minds to all the possibilities that lie out there.
Curiosity is the heart of all things. An unending thirst to know more, to explore and experience the unknown. The world can truly surprise you if you let your curiosity drive you to new and eventful experiences. Traversing the world, reading extensively, and engaging in conversation with people from different walks of life can open up your mind with knowledge and passion. The more you include yourself in new experiences, the more chances you get to resonate with some of them and find that passion you seek.
This one is admittedly a hard pill to swallow for some but passion sometimes does not really come to you naturally. It can be honed through enduring multiple setbacks and failures too. These moments can truly show you the path to pursuing your passion. Think of failure as a crossroad instead of a dead end. There is always more than one option to choose from and the tenacity to overcome this moment or moments of hardships can truly propel you towards what you care about.
Listen to your heart, not the noise
The world is a cacophony of expectations and opinions most of which are at best okay and at worst irrelevant. To make your passion shine, you need to drown out the noise and listen to what your inner voice, your gut tells you. Sure, there is no guarantee it will work but with every step you learn and you keep that in your head. Envision yourself in an ecosphere where these societal rules and obligations are gone. It is often within these deep epiphanies that your passion lies, free from external validation.
Expand your comfort zone
Your passion is directly linked to your own personal growth. We all have our own bubbles of comfort zones which we are hesitant to come out of. It is cosy being there but it's also restricting. In order to find our passion and purpose, we need to step out of said comfort zone and explore uncharted territories. Sign up for that class you have been curious about, try that super spicy street food that ruins days and just walk in the streets till your feet give out. Every new experience that you encounter, introduces you to different facets of your own self.
Be patient and persistent
Discovering your passion might not always be quick. It might take a while before you find your true purpose. That is why it is important to be patient and dedicate yourself to being relentless about achieving your goals. It is okay to try different things, fail and recuperate. Be steadfast in the face of uncertainty and take each step with humility and fervour. Sometimes the journey can be as rewarding if not more, than the destination itself.