Behind every successful business there is a passionate individual, who may or may not have started from zero, but who turned what he loved doing into his career and followed his passion. That results not only in success in business, but also in having peace of mind, finding joy in daily life, contributing to the world and being highly productive.
Your passion may be writing, or making jewelry, or traveling, or finding existing problems in a niche and building products to fix them.
Whatever it is, you need to find it and make it a permanent part of your life for a few reasons.
You’ll be doing something you’re good at.
If you love doing something, then you already have some talent. And instead of focusing on improving your weaknesses – like many people do, it’s smarter to get better at what you already know how to do.
Dedicating time to master a skill is beneficial to every area of your life. In time, you’ll be taken seriously and can make a name for yourself in the industry.
Sadly, many people choose to try their luck in something they aren’t good at but which seems to be the right path for them according to society. That never ends well. They spend their whole life working a job they don’t like and being in a field where they can’t show their talents, grow or learn.
That’s why you should turn to the thing you’re already good at. It may be something you were interested in at school, or a cause you deeply care about, or something you can talk about for hours.
Your passion is already in front of you. And not knowing what it is in not an excuse. You just need to open your eyes and notice it.
You’ll be leaving a mark by doing your best work.
Products created with passion last forever. There’s just something special about them, they resonate with a big number of people and thus have loyal fans. That’s one way to leave a mark in the world.
But you can also be good at managing people. That’s not for everyone. Then, you should find the best way to do it so that you can help a company thrive, for example, while allowing the people in the team to grow too.
If you’re a craftsman, then your passion is more easily differentiated from the other interests of yours.
If you often find yourself taking pictures and editing them for hours, or wanting to fix furniture, or writing when you feel bad, or else, then that’s what you should be doing all the time.
Finding a way to make it your career isn’t easy, but start small – do it for free first, build your portfolio, find your first client online, talk to people, gather with like-minded individuals. And soon the right opportunities will find you.
Know that this is the best way to do work that matters and to thus contribute to the world.
You won’t get bored.
The average person is bored. The mundane lifestyle and the comfort zone most of us live in are slowly killing us. We don’t have excitement and adrenaline anymore, that’s why we stop improving ourselves too.
But if you follow your passion, you’ll keep alive the child within. You will be able to work for hours daily even 10 years from now, and will still be full of enthusiasm and energy after that.
Mark Zuckerberg was passionate about coding back then when he created Facebook in his dorm room. And to this day, when he’s one of the richest and most famous people on the planet, he sits down and codes new features to add to the social network or just for fun. He still loves what he does as much as he did on day one.
That’s how finding and following your passion changes your whole life. And it’s true that if you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
So sit down today and get clear about what exactly you want in life. Write down all your interests and hobbies, the things you’re good at and the ways to combine these.
It’s your turn now.
Have you found your true calling yet? And do you agree that passion is so important?