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How To Recognize Your Passion

Everything you do that brings you joy could be your passion.

Everything that lets you forget the time, that makes you feel "in the zone" could be your passion.

It is easier to find your passion if you try different things. I think that passion is not something you have but something you develop.

You can't just sit at home unhappy about yourself because you don't have any passions. You go out there and try different things and see what makes you feel good, joyful...

You could discover that there's not one but few things that you could turn into passion.

You could even have a passion right now, but because you've been told that the thing you want to do won't bring you any money, is stupid etc. you rationalized and stopped doing the thing. Our society, education system is built to discourage creative minds and devoid them of passion.

So go out there, start playing, see what makes you feel...

And when you find it, focus on it:

  1. Spend time doing that thing, immerse yourself into it, get better at it, practice and enjoy the journey.
  2. Have no expectations of the outcome, just focus on enjoying what you do. You'll see the results as you'll get better and that will drive your motivation to get even better at it.
  3. Never let anyone tell you that your passion is not worth pursuing, developing. There will be people that will want to bring you down, out of envy.
  4. Always have the courage to follow your passion, always believe in yourself and you will succeed.

If you back up the desire with strong belief in your ability to reach your goal, you will reach it. The belief "generates" persistence and you have a perfect mixture that brings success.

Practice leads to mastery.