I hear this statement all the time from people who encourage others to get into business for themselves:
“Find your passion. Do what makes you happy” or This is another very common one. “Do what you love to do.”
But what if someone doesn’t have a clear passion or purpose and is lost about finding his or her true purpose in life.
If you are seeking to find your passion or to find what makes you happy you might be waiting a long time, or you might never find it at all.
So how do you find your passion?
How about letting your actions guide you. Through action you will learn what you love to do and what you are good at. Those “aha” moments can present themselves when you are just busy doing other things.
For example, I never knew I would become a podcaster until I recorded my first podcast. I didn’t know I would be working with my father, until I wrote my first plan with him. See, if I never tried those things, I wouldn’t be in the position I am in now.
Put yourself in situations that put you out of your comfort zone. Read different books that you never thought that you would like. Experiment with new activities.
If you have never tried something before, how do you know if you will like it or not? Your passion can be found in any of these newfound small discoveries.
Thinking about it, wondering about it and even planning about it will not get you there.
Your change starts when you start taking action. Take action, be committed, and changes will come.