People like Gary Vaynerchuk, Patrick Bet-David, Neil Patel, Jay Shetty, Sandeep Maheshwari and me too, we always tell you to follow your passion.
But that’s the problem.
Some young people don’t know what the fuck is this passion, how to discover this passion or is it possible to develop a passion and build a career pursuing that passion!
Today I’m going to tell you what is passion, how to find your passion. Also, I will tell you how to develop passion and pursue a career you love.
Let’s dive right in.
What Is Passion?
There are a few types of passion, but I’m going to tell you about the passion for the profession.
Because you are here to find your passion to pursue a career you love.
So, what’s the actual meaning of passion?
Passion is a strong desire for something. Passion gives us the energy, enthusiasm, and patience to overcome obstacles. It helps us to focus on our work to achieve goals.
How to find your passion?
Keep your parents and your societies thinking aside.
Now think about what you love to do and ask yourself these questions?
- “What could I do without getting paid?”
- “What do I do most of the time?”
- “What subject could I read thousands of books without getting bored?”
- “What activity motivates me?”
- “Who are the people I admire and why?”
Now after asking these questions to yourself, what is your answer?
Yes! You got it, right?
The ‘answer’ is your passion.
Ikigai: The Japanese Concept Of Finding Purpose In Life
There is another great way to find your passion, which is the Ikigai model. It’s a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”
When you find your Ikigai, you will get to know about your passion along with your mission, vocation, and profession.
Want to find your Ikigai? Ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I love?
- What am I good at?
- What can I be paid for?
- What does the world need?
Curious about Ikigai?
Learn from Google or get this awesome book – Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.
Need help finding your passion? We can chat!
How to develop passion?
Is it possible to develop passion?
Obviously, everything is possible.
Either you are finding your passion or developing your passion, there is the same method to do both.
Look at my life.
I was very passionate about music. I always wanted to be a singer.
My friends suggested me to be a singer. I too have a dream of becoming a singer because of my extreme passion for music.
But when I decided to learn music, when I decided to practically explore the world of music, there is no one to support me.
I told my parents, but they didn’t give me the support I deserve. They want me to be a doctor or an engineer, just like most of the Indian parents wants.
When I realized that I can’t be a musician without my parent’s support. I have two options – Leave everything and explore the music or study in college.
But I also hated the education system and I decided to dropout of school.
But before leaving school, I developed my passion and I was aware of my next steps. My new passion is entrepreneurship.
But how did I developed a passion for myself?
It’s simple. I realized that I love business too. Just like the music, I wanted to explore the business world to learn the business.
So, for almost 2 years, I started reading business blogs and books, I discovered some awesome business podcast, I followed all the inspirational business mentors on Instagram and I watched a lot of inspirational YouTube videos and movies.
These ways I filled a lot of business information and emotion on my brain. And believe me, my thought process changed!
Slowly my love for business changed into a passion.
I realized that entrepreneurship is my new passion and I want to help and inspire people. I started this blog, I started answering questions on Quora, I build an Instagram following and I started helping young hustlers through Inuidea and other social media.
And I also convinced (It was a very hard phase of my life) my parents that I don’t want to be a doctor or an engineer. Even, I’m not going to school anymore. I’m going to build businesses and I want to be an entrepreneur.
So, here’s is the answer to how to develop passion:
Choose something you love. Surround yourself with like-minded people. Read books and blogs. Watch videos, listen to podcasts. Feed your brain with information and stay motivated all the time.
And after that, your mind will tell you what to do next.
How to follow your passion and pursue a career you love.
It’s 2019, you can earn money doing anything using the Internet.
Just follow your passion and do the things your heart tells you to do.
If you are passionate about traveling, follow successful travelers and digital nomads. Notice what they are doing.
You will get to see that they are doing photography, blogging, vlogging, freelancing, etc.
Learn the required skills, start doing such things and travel as much as you can.
Keep in mind that it takes time, hard work, lots of sleepless nights and sometimes money, to pursue a career you love.
Don’t worry, if you are passionate about your goals, you can do anything to achieve your goals.
Now it’s your turn!
Hey, you’ve read my blog post on how to find your passion and pursue a career you love.
Now I want to hear from you.
Have you discovered your passion?
Leave a quick comment below.
If you have any questions. feel free to contact me.
I’m always available to help young hustlers like you.
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