Your passion shouldn't be your job

If you can't imagine not doing something, it's a passion. It doesn't have to be a moneymaker. 

Make your money some way that will give you the time for what you really love to do.

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Eight ways to find the true passion in life that has eluded you

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List the jobs or tasks that you absolutely loathe. Once you have eliminated these options, your true passion may become more clear.

Ask this question: who do I envy the most due to the work they do? List multiple individuals, then look at the work they do, and try those things. You might find your passion from that list.

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Ask yourself
  • "What subject could I read 500 books about without getting bored?"
  •  "What could I do for five years straight without getting paid?"
  •  "What would I spend my time doing if I had the complete financial abundance to do anything?"

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What hobbies did you enjoy doing before life got in the way? Would you enjoy those activities now?

Or take a new perspective: imagine that you are very old. What do you wish you had spent the last 20 to 30 years doing? 

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According to Oliver Emberton, if you fuse your mediocre skills together, you'll find your passion.

Emberton argues that the most successful people "are a fusion of skills, often not even exceptional skills, but they’ve made their fusion exceptional."

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When you create something new, you’re inventing something to be passionate about.

However, you must find success to fuel your passion.

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Imagine yourself getting up early, jumping out of bed, excited about going to work. You get dressed quickly, full of enthusiasm about your day. You take those first steps out of your bedroom. 

Now work out where you are going and what kind of job follows on from that feeling of anticipation.

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Forget the 'Eureka!' moment
  • Your true passion is not found overnight but is realized through a series of discoveries of small interests.
  • Try asking close friends and family what they think you should be doing with your life. 
  • Experiment with new activities, whether it's a new sport, learning a language, or trying a craft, as much as possible.

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What is Passion?
  1. Passion is one of those words that people use often without really understanding the original meaning of the word.
  2. When most people refer to "passion", they use it to mean strong emotions reflecting an intense desire or boundless enthusiasm.
  3. It was only after reading Aspire by Kevin Hall and confirming with the dictionary, did I realize that "passion" originally meant:
  • A WILLINGNESS TO SUFFER FOR WHAT YOU LOVE

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The Real Meaning of Passion

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Don't follow your passion
The main flaw of  “finding your passion” presupposes that interests and passions are fixed, rather than fluid and evolving as we age and gain wisdom and experience. 

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'Following Your Passion' Is Dead - Here's What To Replace It With

forbes.com

It takes more than just passion

Make sure that you’re actually good at what you do. 

Ask yourself if you’re willing to put in the hard work and if there is a market for you to tap into. Even if it’s just talking to some of the regulars at your favorite restaurant or bar, their feedback can be priceless.

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9 Ways to Profit From Your Passion

entrepreneur.com