The Secret to Finding Your Passion (Hint: It's Not What You Think)
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Ever say to yourself, "If I could just figure out what I'm really passionate about, everything else will take off"?
If so, you're not alone.
One of the most common stumbling blocks to launching a passion-based life is figuring out what you're passionate about in the first place.
Sadly, many of us go about finding our passion in the wrong way.
How? By thinking about it.
We're habituated to use our minds to analyze, rationalize and figure things out. It's natural yet oooooh so torturesome.
Common techniques to find passion include:
- Taking expensive psychological tests
- Recalling childhood interests
- Sitting at Starbucks watching your friend's eyes glaze over after asking questions like "I don't know...what do you think I should do?"
Here's the problem: Passion can't be found in your head because it lives in your heart.
And the flames of passion are fanned by engagement, not thought. Juicy, right?
Published on November 14, 2012