How to Find Your Passion Now and Start Doing What You Love

Most of you have already realized that having a job you don’t like is torture.

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It gets you depressed, dissatisfied with life, unproductive, makes you lose hope that you will find happiness. Working a job you hate can ruin your potential, character and social life.

And you can’t afford that if you’ve decided to reach success.

But by making your passion/hobby/talent your job, you can achieve great results.

You won’t even consider it work because that’s how you’ve always wanted to spend your free time anyway.
You will fill your life with fulfillment, peace, gratitude, diligence and, at some point, you will want everybody around you to do what they love too.

Some of you found it a long time ago, but others are still wondering if there is something wrong with them, because of their inability to do their job well.
This post is for them mainly.

In order to accomplish that, first you need to find your real passion.

You may be surprised to find out that you’ve known it all along. The answer is in every action and thought of yours, and can be found in your childhood.

You simply have to analyze your behavior and feelings.

For example, if you are good at convincing people and all your life you’ve got what you wanted from everyone, it is high time to start reading about sales, business, marketing, to take a course and start a career there.

Just listen to your feelings when doing different things and trying new hobbies.

More often, however, our passion is not so obvious. In these cases you have to look into your past.

Try to answer the following questions as honestly as you can. Take your time and write them down.
If you do that simple task correctly and carefully, you will make a big step forward!

Here they are:

  • What did you like doing that your parents or teachers taught you out of?
  • Were you always thinking about doing something but never found the time or courage?
  • Maybe it was just one time in your childhood that you saw something, did something, went somewhere or heard something that made you feel at a higher level and filled you with energy, but you immediately went back to reality. Try to recall this happening in details. What grabbed your attention?
  • What subject did you enjoy most at school?
  • What did you love doing in your free time as a child?
  • What was your dream when you were young?

Now summarize your answers and examine them.

This way you will know exactly what your next step in life is.

After you’ve defined your passion, ignore all obstacles, negative thoughts, social disapproval and limitations, and dream big.

Make a plan for what you have to do in order to start living your life to the fullest.

Let me know how that self-analysis went. And now you can start doing what you love once and for all!

See also:

Steve Jobs on passion
The importance of knowing what you want
Find your passion
Live a life of purpose

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Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
Lidiya K

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  1. isnt it hard to take on a career in the fielld you love most? like for example, i’ve always loved writing (since elementary) but i’m really afraid that if i get a writing job in the future, i might end up getting tired of the very thing i love doing. When I do it as a living, it becomes obligatory.ANd it just frightens me that my driving force would be exactt same thing that will exhaust me.any thoughts on this matter? 🙂

  2. Thanks for commenting!

    I agree! But it’s all about positive attitude, willingness to work hard and improve your writing everyday.

    Like you, I’ve always loved writing and I understand exactly what you’re talking about. Obligatory things are so difficult for creative people. Because even if you have the best article to write (on a topic you love), if the superior to you gives you exact points to make and things to say, you are no longer able to write with your heart and all the magic can be lost together with your love for writing.
    The good news is that today we have many opportunities to spread our own work – freelance writing, blogging, selling books on the Internet, etc. Most people just start it aside from their full-time job and eventually quit and devote all their time and energy to writing.
    So don’t let these things frighten you and never stop doing what you love, because if you do, you will lose the best part of yourself.

    Best, Lidiya

  3. This is really the most important principle for developing the career; more and more people are now realizing the greatest virtue of this!

    1. Thank you for reading my post! I’m glad you like it.
      I really hope it can reach more people so that they find that thing which will always keep them inspired and happy and even if they do it all day, will never consider as a job.
      Take care.

  4. You followed me on Twitter so I came here to read your blog and this is exactly what I needed to hear! I have been job searching for a while while since I am not happy in my current one, with no luck. I have been bouncing around an idea for awhile now, and reading this was just the kick I needed. Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Amy! It makes me so happy to hear that my post has helped you in some way.
      Keep searching for a job that will help you improve yourself and won’t just prepare you to be an ordinary employee for the rest of your life. Don’t lose hope and stay positive!

  5. I’ve just set myself up as a Mobile Massage Therapist, following – at last – a passion. No idea if it’ll work out, I’m giving myself 3 years, but hey I’m finally doing something I have chosen consciously, as opposed to drifting into it, or having little other choice…And since the website I set up for the massage is actually a wordpress blog, I’ve discovered blogging, which had never tempted me before (“no time” for such nonsense, I would say) and have discovered a new interest (I won’t say passion yet!) – I really enjoy writing about the things that interest me. Even if no-one reads what I do, it’s good to put it down in writing. So thanks for liking MY blog which led me to YOUR blog (and I really appreciated your post “6 things to do that can get you inspired immediately” as well).

    1. Thank you so much for that comment!
      It’s wonderful that you’ve found your passion – and most importantly have chosen it consciously – and you are actually doing what you love. You see how that leads to new experiences, more joy in life and discovering new activities you never thought you’ll like.
      Keep writing and progressing in your field. I wish more people were like you and could say that they devote their time to something meaningful and important to them.
      Take care!

  6. good thinking… I lucked out for careers – but most people don’t. I just happened to always fall into the right place aat the right time and enjoyed the work – these days that probably happens less and less…

    1. True. But I’m sure you were open to opportunities like that and it was your choice to enjoy the work. So it’s not only luck after all 🙂

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