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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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.
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?
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."
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.
When you create something new, you’re inventing something to be passionate about.
However, you must find success to fuel your 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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