When I was a child I was passionate about everything, I had big dreams, and no limitations. I really thought I was going to be a dancer, I would spend hours in front of the mirror, dancing and lip syncing to the latest music. However, as time went by, I seemed to lose sight of that dream, and suddenly real life took over, I had to pay the bills, and put food on the table, so I got a job.
After a while, I started to feel there must be more to life than this, and decided I needed to figure out how to find passion in life again. These are the steps I took to rediscover passion, and put myself on to the road to enjoying life to the fullest:
Remember back to your childhood
Close your eyes, and remember what you used to enjoy as a child. Maybe you liked dancing like me, or maybe you like to build things with lego, or write stories or whatever it may have been.
Take some time out, and revisit those activities, see if you still like them.
Do something new
Make a change to your routine, shake things up. Don’t just stay on the couch at the weekend, make an effort to go somewhere new, or do a new activity. It does not have to be too extreme, maybe try a new cafe, or walk to a different part of town. Open your eyes, and take in everything you see.
Don’t think too hard, just allow yourself to be drawn in. Look at what others are doing, give it a try.
Travelling is the best way to open your mind to new ideas and experiences. You will meet new people and become inspired by their stories. Once you come home, you will be able to look at everything with fresh eyes, and have new ideas of what you can achieve.
In taking a few minutes a day to be quiet, and let your brain slow down, you will get more clarity on what really inspires you
Once you have it, now what?
Now you have discovered how to find passion in life, this passion can be used to make a living, and perhaps one day leave that boring 9 to 5 job. There are plenty of ways to make your passion work for you, take a look at my other blog posts to see just how.