If you could do one thing to transform your life, I would highly recommend it be to find something you’re passionate about, and do it for a living.
Now, this isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it’s well worth the effort.
If you dread going to your job, or find yourself constantly lacking motivation, or find what you’re doing dull and repetitive, you need to start looking for a new job.
Staying in your current job will not only continue to make you unhappy, but you are not realizing your full potential in life.
Imagine this instead:
You get up early, jumping out of bed, excited to go to work. You might put in more hours than the average person, but it doesn’t seem difficult to you, because your work hours just zoom right by.
You are often in that state of mind, often referred to as “flow,” where you can lose track of the world and time, losing yourself in the task at hand. Work is not work as many people refer to it, but something that is fun and interesting and exciting. It’s not a “job” but a passion.
If you’ve got a job you dislike, or even hate, this will sound like a pipe dream to you. And if you never put in the effort to find what you’re passionate about, you’re right: such a thing will never be possible.
But dare to dream, dare to imagine the possibilities, and dare to actually search for what you love, and it is not only a possibility, but a probability.
So what should you do? How to find your passion in life? Here are some suggestions:
1. Ask Yourself: Is There Something You Already Love Doing?
Do you have a hobby, or something you loved doing as a child, but never considered it as a possibility?
Whether it’s reading comic books, collecting something, making something, creating or building, there is probably a way you could do it for a living. Open a comic book shop, or create a comic book site online.
If there’s already something you love doing, you’re ahead of the game. Now you just need to research the possibilities of making money from it.