My #1 Secret For Figuring Out Your Passion

Whether you just graduated college or you’re making a mid-life career change, it can be hard to pinpoint what you’re truly passionate about doing. It can be overwhelming, even exhausting, to think about choosing one thing and doing it for the rest of your life. Related: 4 Ways To Take Ownership Of Your Career And while you may take several different paths in your career, there will always be something you’re absolutely obsessed with doing. I’m here to help you figure out what that “thing” is!


Think about projects that energize you.

My #1 secret for figuring our your passion in life? Think about what activities energize you! What projects could you just get lost in for hours on end without even realizing how much time has passed? What do you do that makes the time fly by? What makes you excited and inspired? For me, it’s writing. I love writing. It’s one of those activities that, when inspired, I just get downright giddy about doing. Whenever I have to write blog posts for work, it feels truly indulgent. I don’t feel like I’m at work - Instead, I’m in my own little world doing something that makes me happy. It’s a great feeling! Think about one project you did recently that you absolutely LOVED being apart of - Don’t limit your answer to professional activities and projects. Consider your hobbies and volunteer activities, too! Then, evaluate why you enjoy doing those tasks so much. Distilling this information down to basic activities and tasks you are passionate about doing can really help you figure out what you’re passionate about in your life and career. It’s a wonderful way to learn about yourself and pinpoint a career that will allow you to work on projects that energize you every day! This post was originally published on an earlier date. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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