Passion is an overwhelming
feeling that drives a person to action till some sort of mental satisfaction is
derived. One could be passion-driven about a career or profession, an academic
course, a person and so on. However, the principle that works with passion is “the end justifies the means”. This is
because a person’s mental and emotional satisfaction in the long-run is
embedded in what constitutes his passion.
The question then is how can one
discover his passion?
Discovering your Passion
Given the dynamic nature of human
beings, it is difficult to pinpoint strait-jacket procedures to finding one’s
passion. But there are some objective measures that if adapted to one’s
peculiar nature, one can identify his course in life.
1.Passion comes from Success
There is no
big search engine with which one can discover his or passion. The first rule to
passion finding is that you are passionate about what you are successful at. So
ask yourself, what am I or what have I been successful at doing? Passion is
linked to success because the feelings of passion are intentional; they aim at
ensuring that we concentrate our efforts on things that reward us the most.
Imagine that you
start a piano class and you find it easy. You suddenly realize that you find it
easy than others and you are fast at learning it too. This rising excitement
you feel could become passion in you. It is this feeling that makes you come
back for more rehearsals in order to improve your skills not minding the fact
that you will be compounding your strength. Therefore, you can discover your
passion in what effort you find yourself successful at the most.
can create your passion
It may be helpful to know that successful people
in life generally didn’t pick their passion off a shelf. In fact, many of them
simply created it. There are instances of school dropouts who eventually become
great in their career. They simply found other areas where they were more
skilled that educational curriculum did not recognize. In other words, they
created their passion. So, one can develop passion for himself by examining his
skills and abilities and how it can serve other people’s needs.
your passion from your most valued qualities
Ask yourself these two
questions: what qualities would I love to express to the world most and what
ways would I enjoy expressing these qualities most? This discovery will help
you define your life’s purpose in simple sentences. In the long run, it will
help you conduct your life on a symbiotic relationship with the world such that
both you and the world derive benefits from your value system.
your skills and talents with purpose and value system
We are all gifted
with some unique abilities which we call talents. Once you are able to define
your life’s purpose by highlighting your most valued qualities and how you
would love to express the, organize all your activities around it.