There are a lot of articles on the web about finding your passion. While there are many good points and worthy pieces of advice given in these articles, I thought about taking a different approach to the topic.
The concept of finding your passion is, overall, a fairly simple one. You know, or learn, about what makes you happy and find a role, hobby or pastime that lets you fulfil it. What about if you don’t know or can’t seem to find your passion, what then?
The first thing to do is not become stressed at the prospect of not knowing your passion. It is out there, and stressing over it will not achieve anything. Plus, if you become too obsessed with finding it, tunnel vision might prevent you from even seeing it is there.
One option, however, is to let it find you.
In terms of career, this involves a little thinking outside the square. For example, consider taking a generalist style role (in your field of choice). This might just be the best thing you do. Why? Because one of the tasks you get assigned in that role might relate to, or even be, your passion.
It could be that taking on an administrative role leads you to think “I really enjoy the event planning part of my job” and from there you can take a course specialising in that area, or perhaps volunteer to plan events for a charity. Taking either of those options, you get the chance to learn new skills and start working directly in an area you find fulfilling.
While this will not necessarily work for everyone, sometimes inspiration can be found in the most unlikely of places.
Until next time,