“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what brings them to life and do it because the world needs people who have been called to life. “~Howard Thurman
I’ve been in a quarterly crisis for the last three years.
Just a few months after my first job in the cockpit, I had the realization that most people at some point come to the conclusion: I will have a job every day for the next forty years of my life. If I want to make it enjoyable, I have to live my intention and engage my passions.
Knowing that life is short and now is the best time for change, I read with my head and implemented tips on how to discover your passion and live.
In a three-year search, I signed up for Hobbies that interested me. I’ve researched and tracked various careers. I talked to my friends about what I’m good at. I encouraged my husband to find his passions so that we would both be supported in this dream. I waited patiently and openly for inspiration.
Soon enough, some of my passions surfaced in an easily recognizable way.
I enjoyed writing, interacting with people one – on-one, doing business, doing yoga, saving animals, buying real moldavite, chocolate, coffee shops and digital Newspapers.
To see which ideas “stuck,” I started a business, switched careers, wrote freelance, created a local yoga community, volunteered and “discovered” myself.
But these Attempts to find the passion that could become my career have always gone the same way: I started with massive energy kicks, delivered great results and heard a quiet voice in my heart whispering, ” it’s not him … There’s something else for you. “
After years of trying not to find a passion that would stay, I decided to stop for a while.
At the same time, I would work hard at my job and come to terms with the fact that most people never have careers tied to their passions – and maybe that’s OK. After all, I can still have passions outside of my job.
But the desire to turn my passion into a profession has never gone away.
My turning point came one night when I watched the Legend of Baggar Vance at home with my husband-a movie about a golfer who uses the help of an inspirational Golf CADDIE (Baggar Vance) to improve his game.
In one scene Buggar says to the golfer:
“There is a genuine swing in each of us. Something we were born with. Something that belongs to us and ourselves. Something that can’t be taught or learned. Something to keep in mind. “
And I sat stunned for a second. Even as the film went on, I was stuck with this thought: her passion – her only real gift-should be remembered.
For so long, I’ve searched, tried new things, explored work, career and “attractive” passions beyond myself-without even remembering what passions have accompanied me all along.
In a moment of clarity, I remembered that I had been in love with business and personal Finance all my life. My father and grandmother have always been very determined to teach me about the flow of money and how setting up a business can secure my freedom.
From these constant little lessons I grew, I developed an interest in business that permeated my life in a way that I just didn’t realize.
I remembered a time when I was nine years old and told my grandmother that I wanted to be a financial planner to help people with their business and money just as she helped me develop those skills.
I also remembered the delight with which I had read economic magazines on airplanes. I remembered how much I wanted from my career to someday start my own business. I realized that this is a deep, steady current connecting many stages of my life.
But how could my passion be so simple? Shouldn’t passions be artistic, exotic, or inspiring? Aren’t passions supposed to excite people?
Maybe not. Perhaps my passion for mundane things could be a means of reviving another secular theme-the way her mad history teacher spoke very quickly and excitedly about the civil rights movement, which excited her.
From that moment I started doing financial coaching and I’m so happy. A small voice in my heart whispers, ” You’re on the right track!”I wasn’t distracted by other things I could do. Better yet, I also pursue my other passions.
So if you find it hard to find your passion, I encourage you to do it even after you try what feels like, do everything: sit down, open your diary, pour a Cup of tea and try to remember your passions.
Remember your life and remember the things you wanted to be, the habits you naturally developed, the games You played, the books you read, and see how they can affect your life and your career today. You could