What is my Passion?
June 28, 2017 by Cathy Brown
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
It’s hard sometimes to figure that out. I guess I have several passions; my coaching, my family and dogs and a newly discovered passion for writing. How about you? What passions top your list? Not sure?
Natalie Ledwell, of www.mindmovies.com, offers some help. There are two common mistakes that most people make that can block them from discovering what their true passions are.
Putting pressure on yourself to try and figure out what your #1 biggest passion is.
The fact is that most of us have more than just ONE passion. For example – one of Natalie’s passions is helping others live happier, more fulfilling lives… She also has other things that she is super passionate about as well, like traveling and spending quality time with her puppy.
She actually has FIVE main passions, and all of them are important to her – and chances are you have more than one thing that interests or inspires you too!
So instead of putting pressure on yourself to identify just one passion, Natalie recommends you come from the place of “what ARE my passions” instead of “what IS my passion.”
When you do this, you give yourself the freedom to explore different areas of life that you may not have considered before, rather than feeling like you have to nail yourself down to just one.
Now, this brings us to the second common mistake that holds a lot of people back when it comes to figuring out what their passions are…
Believing that your passions have to be interests that make you feel like you’re practically on fire inside!
A lot of people get stuck into thinking that if something they’re interested in doesn’t make them feel a feeling of intense fiery passion inside, then it isn’t really one of their true passions. But this couldn’t be further from the truth!
For some people, diving into one of their passions gives them a deep sense of calm or inner peace. Other people might feel a sense of love, fullness, completion or joy…And others might well feel that intense fiery feeling mentioned before.
It’s important to remember that your passions are whatever interests you have that – when you’re in the middle of living them – makes the rest of the world just melt away… and this can look different for different people.
So here’s a question for you:
What are YOU passionate about? What activities bring you a sense of fun and adventure, joy, peace or contentment?