Are you truly happy?
Stop and think about that question for just a minute. Are you genuinely happy? Are you satisfied with the direction your life has taken so far? Do you wake up in the morning feeling invigorated and revitalized, ready to tackle the day?
If you answered “No” to any of those questions, then you have some serious reevaluation to do!
You may feel that you’re forever doomed to live your 9-to-5 life until it’s time to meet your maker, but it doesn’t have to be that way! You can live a fulfilling life full of happiness and zeal. You can HAVE that dream job you’ve found yourself daydreaming about. All you have to do is find your passion.
If you’re ready to blow this off right now, well… you CAN. You can go ahead and continue going to your current job. But I’m telling you right now – that job will not only continue to make you miserable, but it will also stop you from ever realizing your full potential in your life.
Your job should be more than a job – you should be PASSIONATE about it. How do you know if you’re passionate about your job? Well, if you find your work fun and exciting and put more hours in your job than the typical worker, and if the time just seems to fly when you’re working, well, I would say you are indeed passionate about it!
If you haven’t found that dream job or your passion in general, don’t fret. ANYONE can find his or her passion at ANY age! Just stick to the following suggestions, and you’re all set!
What Exactly IS Your Passion? Are you passionate about something already? This could include a hobby of yours or something you loved when you were a child. Is there a certain passion that you spend hours upon hours reading about? Well, most of the time, your passions can turn into profitable jobs and career paths. Now wouldn’t you love to make money doing what you love? I thought so.
If you don’t have any passions, don’t worry; there’s still hope! Go somewhere new. Talk to new people or read something new. Be curious and take action! Remember, passion never comes whenever you’re sitting on your rear end on the couch. Go out and create a new experience for yourself!
Brainstorm! Can’t think of anything? Then grab some paper and start writing down some ideas or interests that you have! Look around your home if you have to. Check out your computer or your bookshelf for added inspiration. Remember – there are no bad ideas during the brainstorming session!
Research Your Heart Out – Once you find what you’re passionate about, start researching it! Buy books, scour the Internet for information, and ask around. See what others have discovered as their passions and why they love them so much. Ask people who have the same passions as you about their professions and lives. Be sure to ask them how much they make, what training and education they needed to make it happen, and how they got started. Pick as many brains as you can!
Practice, Practice, Practice – Now it’s time to sharpen your skills! In order to find your dream job and make the money you want, you need to be a professional. Practice your passion for hours on end. Remember, if you’re really passionate about it, you’ll want to practice (and practice often!).
Test It Out! Try doing your passion as a hobby or a side job before jumping full-force into a new career. You may find that you’re only passionate about it for a few days or weeks. In theory, you should really hold that passion for AT LEAST a few months for it to actually work.
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Just Yet) – Yes, your job is tedious. Yes, it’s sucks the soul right out of you. But remember, you’ll need income to help you realize your true goals, so don’t put in your letter of resignation tomorrow. Stay at your current job and research whenever you can. If you can do your passion on the side, try to build up your income for a few months or even a year and THEN revisit the idea of quitting your current job.
Don’t Give Up – Even if you can’t find what your passionate about at first, just keep trying. Success never comes easily, so persistence is key!
If you aren’t living the life you want to, I encourage you to find your passion today. Your entire life will change!