Stop Trying to Find Your Passion!
I’m sorry – I know you probably don’t want to hear this but you will never find your passion.
Everyone who has come to me with a desire to do inspiring work, all came with one question;
“How do I find my passion?”
I used to tip-toe around how I would package my answer so that it’s helpful but for some odd reason, I often found myself fumbling around for words. I knew what I wanted to say, but I couldn’t quite formulate the ideas the way I wanted it to.
Then I realized why.
The question itself was wrong.
And when I tried to cater to a question that was impossible for me to answer… my words came out like scrambled eggs.
It’s wrong because there is one word in that question that I believe makes this journey very confusing and hard for many.
That word is ‘find’.
Here’s what I know.
You will never ‘find’ your passion.
And that’s because your passions (note that the word is now plural) are already within you.
The action word ‘find’ indicates that your passion is something outside of you, something that you will find, get to, strive to or stumble across one day that will magically make you feel amazing.
It’s the same dangerous concept as;
“I will be happy when I find that winning lotto ticket/have millions in my bank”
“I will be worthy when I find that person who will love me forever”
Because again, this idea indicates that you must ‘find’ something outside of yourself to be happy or to feel like you’re worthy. But that’s a whole another topic that I won’t go into today (“hold your horses Sarah..Just one topic at a time!”)
Back to our passion topic.
So if this meaning dominates our mind and the word ‘find’ is directing our thinking, it can leave us feeling confused and overwhelmed – feeling like a failure, feeling like we’ll never be able to live a passionate life.
So…what can we do?
The most powerful thing you can do is to stop trying to find that one perfect answer and start by looking look within, by directing your focus to uncover and discover the real you.
That time when I tried to find ‘it’…
When lunch-breaks became the highlight of my day, I knew something had to change. I liked my job and was good at it but I felt like something was missing. I just knew that there was much more to life than my 9-5 and I had this dream of waking up each day excited to do the work that I love!
I admired people who made a living out of their passions.
How did they find it?
How do I find it?
How do I get from where I am to where they are?
I knew that I had much more to give. But I felt stuck, confused and had no idea where to start!
So I dedicated 2 years searching for my passion, looking for answers to these questions.
I searched long and hard and I’m not going to lie, it was hard, confusing and at times I felt very lonely. When I finally thought I found “the one”, I decided to leave my well-paying job to start an online business. But after months of hard work, I came to the difficult conclusion that in fact, the business wasn’t my true dream.
Disappointed and frustrated, I dedicated every minute of every day for months, trying to figure out where I went wrong. And when I finally found the answers, I could see clearly what it is that I was going to do. And most importantly, it just felt RIGHT. It was 100% aligned with who I really am.
Fast forward to now, I get to do inspiring work that I love every single day.
All because I learnt how to truthfully DISCOVER and leverage my passions to do the work that I love.
I have pursued my passion in coaching, and since then have supported a handful of clients who absolutely loved working with me and shared how powerful coaching has changed their lives. I leap out of bed daily excited to get back into working on the projects in my business. Gone are the days where the most exciting part of my work day was my lunch break.
What really shifted was focusing to uncover and discover my passion, which helped me get laser clear on how my passions came together – what fuelled me, what drove me. For me, that was helping other people create change and better their lives through coaching. Once I got clear on that, I became unstoppable. I took action with ease – I let go of my tendencies to procrastinate – I got more productive, more confident and most importantly, I felt 100% aligned with my work.
The #1 mistake us purpose-driven entrepreneurs make is not understanding what truly fuels us internally, where our passions lie and knowing how they all come together. Once we discover this though, we are able to make changes and invest in our dreams.
Would you like to know how you can authentically discover your passions?
I’m hosting a FREE webinar on how you can start this journey and begin to truly create the life you love!
In this informative & practical webinar, YOU will;
· Discover 5 things you must learn about yourself to uncover your passions – and it’s much, much more than just what you are good at!
· Learn the 2 mistakes you must AVOID when discovering your passions –the same 2 lessons that helped me realize that I chose the WRONG dream!
· Walk away with powerful questions so that you can START your journey now –because your life begins when you make that decision to live a life that’s truly aligned to who you really are.
By the end of this free webinar, you will have more clarity on how you can truthfully discover your passions as well as powerful questions to implement right away, so that you can kick-start your journey NOW!
CLICK HERE to register at a time that suits you (3 time sessions available)!
So make that decision to join the webinar!