How To Find Your True Passion In Life

Adulthood is really a big adjustment in a person’s life. Once you graduate from college and start working, people tend to lose sight of what they really want in life. More often than not, people become more focused on how to earn money, how to manage their daily expenses, and how to impress or meet the expectations of other people.

Although there are a lot of people who are pursuing their chosen career because they love doing it, there are those who would realize that they never really liked their chosen profession and would end up regretting that decision for a period of time. There are those who would want to quit their job but are unable to do so due to financial matters. Others continue to work in their chosen field because at the back of their minds, they fear that other people would criticize them for not applying what they learned in school.

As a result, they end up complaining, feeling unhappy and feel that something is missing from their lives. What is missing? —– It’s what we call PASSION.

Passion as defined by Wikipedia is a very strong feeling about a person or thing. Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something.

In simple terms, I would define Passion as something that we “love” to do for the rest of our lives and doing that specific thing makes us happy and contented.

What do I need to do to find my passion? Actually, finding your true passion in life can be quite hard especially if there are a lot of things that you want to do. But if you really want to know your true passion, there is only one thing that you need to do.

What is that thing? — “Do something that you’ve never done.”

Yes, all you need to do is try something that you’ve never done. Try to dance, try to sing, try to act, try to teach, try to cook, try to travel, try to write, just try different things, one at a time. It may take a while to try a lot of things as there are a lot that we can do, but I am sure that after trying different things, there is surely that “best” thing that will make you feel content and happy.

That will be your passion in life.

Once you’ve found that passion, try to earn a living with it. If you love to sing, dance, or act, then you can try earning a living by performing on stage. If you love to cook, why not start a restaurant business or become a chef. If you love to teach become a teacher. If you love to travel, become a tour guide. If love to write, become a blogger, a script writer or an author. All you need to do is start living your life.

You don’t have to quit your job to pursue your passion. All you need to do while staying in your current job is to find time to go “part-time” with your passion. As they say, “If there’s a will, there’s a way.”

It may not happen overnight, but sooner or later, that part-time job with your passion will grow big and become your life. When that happens, financial concerns, managing daily expenses and meeting the expectations of others will no longer be major issues in life.

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”

-T.D. Jakes

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  • That’s a very good point. Keep trying things until you decide on what you want to do for the rest of your life. It’s important to be happy and content at what you do too.

  • dmhyf

    You really do not need to quit your job to pursue your passion. The passion should not consume your real life, unless your passion can sustain you and your family financially. – Fred

  • I think the problem with most people my age is that they aren’t sure at all about what they want to do in life. This has just been so helpful 😀

  • Rochkirstin Santos

    We had just watched Steve Job and Jack Ma’s videos on inspiring people to live their passion and find what they really want to do in life. I think we can take our time to do that and solve all the major issues eventually.

  • Knowing what you want is the first step. Sometimes it takes time, but it is never too late to be doing what you want to be doing. Aside from being one’s passion, I think it also matters that it is also able to provide shelter and put food on the table. Nice post.

  • Raymond Vasquez

    To be great, you need to be a little bit crazy. That’s what Einstein said. And it’s true! 🙂 I could so relate to this one. And yes, it’s gonna take you a humungous amount of courage to defy expectations, or even logic at times. 🙂

  • Tiffany Yong

    This is a great encouragement! Sad to say, many people still don’t have the courage to take that step out and do what they love! I’m glad I did, and I don’t regret it!

  • I can relate to this article because I knew before that BS Chemistry course was not for me. But I tried my very best to accept it. The K-12 education now here in the Philippines is much better because you can choose the chosen filed you want in life. Discovering your talents, skills and overall personality can do good than harm.

  • Kat

    It takes courage to pursue what you really love to do. There are so any factors that hinder us from doing what I want. Sometimes, our circumstances do not allow us to do that. Personally, I try to take small steps and hopefully, those small steps would lead me to my passion. -katrina centeno

  • yvonnembertoldo .

    “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” During my 4th yr in high school, I didn’t know what i want to take up in college but since Nursing was a hype back then, that’s what I took. When I graduated and passed the board exam, i didn’t work as a nurse. Instead, I was a vocalist of an acoustic band because my passion was singing. 🙂

  • Girl Unspotted

    Adulthood is scary! I’ll stick to my Peter Pan syndrome. Passion, on the other hand, is a wonderful gift. Pursuing it makes you a better person. It could also define who you are.

  • Pooja Kawatra Gupta

    Passion is a vast term and if you have a passion to follow your dreams then you can achieve your goals well.

  • Kelly Chin

    Adulthood is the reality of life, the time where we see the true colors of others and ourselves. Try new things until we found the one things that we love and will never get bored of doing it.

  • I’ve met a lot of people who question if they’re doing what they’re passionate about. Especially for millenials, we are contantly comparing with each other’s successes that sometimes we can get lost in that. Sometimes, a passion just comes, don’t worry, you’ll find it.

  • lovemindanao

    it’s really a rare thing that people find a living out of their passion … maybe coz of no support from our society … we are slaves of the norms..

  • I always believe if you do things with passion, you’ll never fail. It’s really easier doing things when you are doing it for a purpose and it’s even better if you are passionate with it.

  • Peng Desuyo

    I agree! That’s exactly what I’m doing now: following my passion

    Let’s connect! airinaapril.blogspot.com

    • Jeypi Kyu

      That’s great Peng. 🙂 Just checked your blog now. Your blog looks amazing. 🙂

      • Airina Desuyo

        Thank you!