Long Story Short – Episode 2 – How Do I find My passion?

For some people finding their passion is easy, they were born knowing what it was. For others, finding their passion is not so obvious. The problem is that a lot of people believe that their passion is hiding somewhere, maybe behind a tree or underneath a rock. The truth is that our passion comes first from doing things, and then doing them right.  We should get into the habit of injecting passion into eveything we do. If we do this consistently, a time will come when something will stand out above all the other things, and that is the very thing that we should devote more time to doing passionately. That’s all there is to it, just do it .

Find your passion. Make your life a work of art

Find your passion. Make your life a work of art. Photo from freepik via freepik.com

It is possible to have a passion and still feel demotivated and deflated because you can’t see any results. The problem these days is that people are impatient, they expect instantaneous results. That’s not how things work. Being successful at something requires hard work, sweat, tears, discipline, and patience. Don’t focus on the outcome, focus on the work itself. Pursue the things you love doing and devote yourself to hone your craft on a daily basis. Eventually, people will not be able to take their eyes off you.

If you still feel dispassionate and have no passion to create anything, take note of what the philosopher Carl Jung has to say on this subject.

“If you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself. To give style to one’s character is a great and rare art.”

Carl Jung

Consider making your life a work of art. You have yourself to begin with and a time of uncertain duration to work on it. You do not have to be who you are, even though you may be quite content with who and what you are; it will not be hard for you to think of something greater than you might become; it need not be something spectacular or even something that will attract any notice from others. What it will be is a kind of excellence that you project for yourself and then attain. Something you can look at with honest self-appraisal and be proud of. Make your life a work of art!

Find your passion. Be an artist, create, innovate

I am an author, blogger & storyteller but I like to describe myself as an artist because it is more suited to my state of mind, it is more fluid.

How do I find my passion. Be an artist, create, innovate. Photo by freepik via freepik.com

I am an artist. I am a creator of ideas. Swimming in a sparkling sea of imagination. A magician of sorts turning thoughts of wonderment into pieces of originality. Each creation showcases my own personal journey. My worries, dreams and ambitions. Everything I love and everything I fear. All that I was yesterday and all that I’ll be tomorrow is neatly contained in my glorious creations. When you glance over my work, you are catching a glimpse of my soul. For a part of me is each piece I create. I march to my own beat and wildly dance ot my own rhythm. Passion runs through my veins and emotions are fuel for my craft. Certain pieces I protect and keep to myself. While others I’ll share with the world. I am a creative beacon shining my light brightly. For all the Universe to see.

The Artist.

And this, my dear friend is Your Quest – Make your life a work of art. Over to you!

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Joanne Reed The Author
Author of "This is Your Quest". You can't buy happiness but you can buy books. Your mission, should you wish to accept it is to experience happiness

3 replies on “Long Story Short – Episode 2 – How Do I find My passion?”

I love this! People have an idea, like you said, “a lot of people believe that their passion is hiding somewhere, maybe behind a tree or underneath a rock”, yet often it’s simply broadening our horizons. We don’t know what we don’t know, as the saying goes, so if we haven’t yet been exposed to something we could be passionate about, we feel lost. Sometimes we need to say yes to different opportunities, or go seek out new things. Taking a 1-day workshop is a nice way of meeting new people and discovering potential new interests. Look for different meetups in new topics, visit different types of fairs and events to explore new things.
Pay attention when the heart says “oooh, what’s that?” for that’s a signal of something of potential interest!
PS: I have met people who were very negative about every new idea, they’d shoot it down and find reasons why they couldn’t do it, only to later find out they had an underlying depression that was sucking the joy from their days, turning sunshine into shades of grey. When they started therapy or medication, their depression lifted and they were able to finally feel possible joy again, and that opened up new horizons to them where they previously had only seen closed doors.

Thanks, Tamara for stopping by and for your feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and personal experience on this subject. I agree people need to be more curious and adventurous. I say Just Do It! Stay tuned-in more to come…

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