The fear of finding your passion

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How did you do it?
How long did it take?
How do you know you have found it?

It was a Monday evening in the middle of the city and you could cut the air with a knife.
The fear in the room was palpable.

Yet, amusingly enough it was a talk on finding your passion. Here was a room full of 20 and 30-somethings who obviously were prepared to make change in their life as they had sought out and paid for a workshop on finding their passion. However the questions showed they weren’t ready to try and find it, just yet!

You could taste the fear. You could taste the 1001 reasons that this MAY not work for them. They were looking for a money-back guarantee. The gold standard warranty that it was all going to be all right and nothing could go wrong.

What are we so afraid of?

Why is actually doing something you care about and doing what you enjoy such a fear filled and courageous step to make?

The fear and the trepidation really got to me as I want to support people to make big and meaningful changes in their lives. But I want to debunk this myth that this is a search that has to take on momentous importance. You don’t need a map and compass to take on this challenge. Nor do you need a how to guide to take with you.

You just need to give things a go. Experiment, play, try things out.

Do more of what feels good and less of what doesn’t.

Do more of what you enjoy and less of what you don’t.

The more you seek out the activities that allow you to flourish and expand, the less that seeking your passion will matter. People who are enjoying their lives don’t have to seek passion as their life is their passion and their passion is their life.

There isn’t a mystery or some hidden gem that will bring this passion to life. Just do the things that feel good. It truly is that simple.

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