How do you find what you love, do what you love, find your true passion.. Question time.
Life is an interesting journey. One of joyful discovery, I hope, for most.
Recently it has taken me to an intersection and I find myself asking a lot of questions. Should I keep doing what I'm doing or start doing what I love. But what is it that I love? What am I passionate about and is that what I should do? Or should I do what I know and enjoy doing what I am passionate about in my spare time? Will I feel fulfilled doing what I am good at? Is doing what I'm good at a better choice than doing what I'm passionate about? Can I be really good at something that I am really passionate about? As it turns out, the whole world is asking the same questions.
Many of my friends find themselves at the same crossing. Is this a 30s crisis? Or do we feel this is the last turning point where we could, should, maybe try.. before we turn old(ish). So if you're asking yourself the same questions, don't fret, it seems to be quite common.
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours” - by Charles Bukowski
There is so much to read, so much to research, so much to talk about that it becomes overwhelming. Where do you start?
Well firstly, try and surround yourself with friends you can trust and share your thoughts with, who will inspire you, coach you, help you ask the right questions to push you further and help you reach your goals.
And whilst I am still searching for answers I thought I would share with you one of my findings that helped me ask the right questions. A Pair & A Spare is a how-to website for the modern women and in 'Do what you love. What do you love?", the founder recently explores these questions after having received a lot of feedback about her 'Do what you love' series. Here is a fabulous list of personal values. Then, rank your top 10 values by comparing the first two with each other and pick the one that is most important to you. Do this with all of your values and this should give you a glimpse of what would make you happier at work.
And then, be brave, and read the article by Jeff Haden in Inc. Magazine "Do What You Love? Screw That". An interesting read.
Now, without further ado, what are your insights? Are you asking the same questions or have great feedback to share?