Did you know that on average, we humans spend one-third of our lives working?
With so much of our time spent on the job, it is important for us to do things that bring us joy, instead of constant distress. When you find something that you are passionate about, you find something that you are determined to do because it fills you with a sense of purpose and satisfaction. Let’s look at three ways you can identify and pursue your passions.
Think About What You Love to Do
Take a moment to think about all the things that interest you. Do you commonly have daydreams about fashion, activism, writing or working with a particular group of people? Write down these things, no matter how obscure, and identify what skills or strengths you have that can help you excel in each of those areas. By doing this, you can have a better idea of the field of work that you are naturally inclined towards.
Think about what you DON’T love doing
Now that you have an idea of what interests you, it’s time to think about what you would not find joy in. Maybe you don’t enjoy writing essays, crunching numbers or labour-intensive jobs that require you to work with your hands? By doing this, you can further narrow down what interests you.
Turn Your Passion into Action
Remember, a passion without determination will simply be another dream.
Many people have a passion for something, but without proper planning and determination, they settle for options that seem more comfortable, safe and secure. Decisions like these, though not wrong, can potentially strip away what could have been one-third of someone’s life spent doing what they love and leave them with a third of their life spent doing something that brings them nothing more than a paycheck.
Your youth is the perfect time to listen to your inner voice and carefully map out the kind of life you want to live. Take time to do activities that increase your awareness of who you are and what you enjoy doing. We wish you well on this journey of self-discovery!