is often touted …..
Do what makes you happy; be passionate about your work and it will not feel like work; have a “passion” for life…..and the sayings go on and on.
Sounds fabulous, but how do I “find” MY passion?
I’ve read books on the topic. Made pro and cons lists; like and don’t like lists; took quizzes that hone in on my “type” (personality and work ethic); they were all guides to pinpoint my interests to “develop” my passions, since I had no real vision of what they might be.
I LIKE IT ALL! ….but am master of none.
I wanted to find my niche, the one or two things that I could master, be known for….or at least, have the confidence knowing I’m following the right path.
As a child, I remember wanting to be an orchestra leader….not having ever played an instrument, not knowing how to read music and having no desire for either at that time, I found that surprising. The later assumption was that I wanted to be “in charge”, which lead me to be the president of various clubs, like the chess club, of an investment club, of non-profit organizations; being a parent; being a supervisor at work; some teaching opportunities and a business owner. The in-charge desire was the pursuit. The passion for each, existed at inception but gradually diminished over time…..so was that really passion?
I’m not sure….so the search goes on…..for a more permanent passion…..is there such a thing?
By chance, there was a “share” on Facebook for the Ted Series of speakers, that I felt compelled to click.
“What you do—proves what you believe” (compliments to Simon Sinek).
An AH-HA moment!
What do I like doing now? What do I enjoy reading? What do I research the most? What entertains me? What do I feel compelled to talk about? What do I think is important?
These are my Passions…..and they Change….as I have over the years….
hmmmm! Who knew?