I am good at understanding things. Once I have done this I lose interest in the activity because I have essentially mastered it. I haven't literally mastered it, just the underlying principles. But since these principles can be used to do well in any form of the activity I lose interest in doing the activity itself. There is no challenge in it anymore. It is not new. New things that require new underlying principles excite me. Unfortunately there aren't that many underlying principles. A lot of underlying principles carry over from one activity to the next. Pay attention to who makes you annoyed or jealous: I am jealous of people who have a nice, caring and supportive family.
I am jealous of them because my own family was bat crap crazy and abusive. Stupid people annoy me. By comparison to myself this is most people. I know that most people aren't actually stupid, most of them are of average intelligence, but even people of above average intelligence annoy me with their inability to understand the simplest things. Well simple to me anyways. Think of what you loved to do as a child: I loved to be away from my abusive family.
Everything else I did was either because it was expected of me or because it happened to be something to do. Perhaps I loved playing ice hockey as a child. This was because it required me to problem solve within a fraction of a second. There was no time for lengthy analysis of the situation, just in the moment reaction. I liked it when a play worked perfectly as I saw it in my mind a few moments before implementing it.
I liked being able to see what would happen before it happened and then being able to put myself in the perfect position to help my team win. Notice when you lose track of time, or what you hate to stop doing: When I come across a new good book. This is rare as I find it difficult to find new books that I enjoy. I just have no patients for bad books.
This is the only book I ever bothered to read twice. I plan on reading it a third time when it is finished. As I read these statements it's perfectly clear that there are so many people trying to find there true passion in life. What happened to all of us? At what point in our lives did this all change?
When we were young we ran around barefoot and carefree. We waited anxiously for the ice cream truck to roll down our street on a hot summer day. We loved the smell of fresh cut grass, puppy slobber and walking through the woods to our favorite fishing spot to fish and have a picnic. Was it our elementary school teachers who told us we all had to grow up and take a job that just paid the bills? Was it our parents teaching us the same old thing that they had been taught? When did making lots of money and having lots of things become more important than making ourselves happy?
I remember my mom would say lets go "visiting" this weekend. She would load us up in the car there were 6 of us kids and we would go visit our relatives. This world is a huge hot mess and I believe we've all lost our passions. No matter what country your from; this seems to be a world wide epidemic. It's really sad: If each one of us could follow our passions think of what a transformation could take place.
Could this simple act transform our entire universe? Could those who have the passion for teaching replace those who don't. Could a person who has the skills to be a doctor remove those who only became a doctor because of some underlying pressure. I'm 53 and have no idea where life is supposed to take me. My entire family has no idea that I love to make people life, I love to talk and love listening and engaging in social issues. However, I'm not sure how to get to that place that I feel I'm destined to be.
Thank you Dr. Baili for your inspirational thoughts. I'm glad fate helped me to stubble upon this article. Good luck to everyone! Let's all try and find our passions and change the world. Peace to you. You kept me interested in your uplifting way of writing which you are good at. I am 62 and God has given me an opportunity for a better life, I hope..
I read Susan's blog this morning. I am determined to better myself because of the nightmare I have been in for a long time. I hope your dreams come true and may you know peace and love on this day:. Hi, I am a 28 years old man from Turkey, I liked the article and all the comments, especially of LaVonne.
All the things that you have mentioned has created the same images in my head, how beautiful our life was when we were kids, when we were still trying to understand the dynamics of our life and curious about practically everything. I think that all changes when we face the cruelty of the world in many different forms. I wish you find your passions or at least get close trying. For my case, it has been a while to notice that I hate my job, I almost have no passionate activities that make me lose track of the time except the stock markets, which makes it only worse : But seeing and noticing how I'm wasting my time turned out to produce good results for me.
Nowadays I am eagerly waiting for applying a job position in airlines once it is broadcasted and be a pilot. I realized it has been occupying my thoughts badly and I am willing to at least try it so that I can be able to travel the world, see different cultures, different places, observe the world from a great height and do one of the coolest things to do, fly a village full of people over the sky : It may not turn out good, but I will try, as I will also try mountain climbing and learning to play a musical instrument.
By the way I would suggest you to travel to Greece or Turkey. These nations are similar in nature weird but true and they have great historical and natural places. And the summer is coming : I wish you all a happy and great life with your loved ones. I found this article both exciting and disheartening. I've always known that my truest self was the person I was when I was 10 years old. I loved horses and wanted to teach.
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I was happiest when I was teaching horseback riding and volunteering with a therapeutic riding center. Sadly, I was never paid for these activities and at the end of the day we all have to eat. I have a husband, a mortgage, and 2 kids one severely disabled. I can't run away to Mexico or Hawaii or even Montana to follow my passion. I must stay here and drudge away my days. I can't afford a million dollars to buy a barn. Even after spending money to get certified as an ARIA riding instructor I couldn't find a paying job teaching horseback riding. Finding your passion sadly doesn't necessarily mean that you can follow it.
Sallie, you may not be able to be paid to be a riding instructor right now, but you can still teach horseback riding. Even if you do it once a month, if it's your passion you can make time to do it for YOU. I hope you don't give up even though you have an incredibly busy life. Hi, I don't know what to do with my life, every time I think about my passion I can't figure out what it is. I have 25 years old and I feel lost, I spend 2 years abroad, I love travel but how I suppost to earn money with that!
I feel I took the wrong path, I shouldn't studied industrial engineering. I really need help, I always cry after work when I in the car, I feel stuck like the usually traffic jam. Sorry I'm not english speaker, sorry for my spelling mistakes. I'm terrified leave my job, cause I need money but I hate it! Don't know what to do This is my gift to you and I only ask that you pay it forward by helping someone else in whatever way you choose.
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I am a professional certified life coach. Please contact me through my coaching page at www. I too am looking to find my passion. There are things that I do love to do but I always seem to get distracted from myself and bring the focus back to my family. I am 25 year old wife of an ill husband and 2 small children. I am desperately trying to find myself through all of the important things in my life.
Well I guess I'm rambling , I enjoy reading your articles and I will continue to read them, this is my first time commenting and I will continue to do that also. I will work on taking more time to have quiet for myself and really move toward my purpose is in life. I'm especially grateful for LaVonne's comments because I was beginning to feel like I was the only older person at 57 to feel this way. To those of you in your 20's and 30's, although you may be feeling frustrated as well, take heart that you are already starting to look for your passion in your younger years instead of drudging along until you're almost 60, like myself, and STILL haven't found my passion.
After life circumstances turned my life upside down beginning about a year and half ago my husband losing his job of 30 yrs. So this is the first step and I'm hoping and praying that I can report back to you in a few months and be involved in something that moves my soul deeply and will give me great joy and reason to want to jump out of bed every morning.
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I will pray for all of you in your quest and I hope you will pray for me as well. The answer is in there. We all have common struggles on finding our passion but never let it end your quest. Your passion is what drives you to do more and to continue to do what you have started.
You can also have the chance to grab limited free issues of books at www. I stumbled across your article while looking for another one on finding your passions I've been thinking about what you wrote - taking notes, rethinking my childhood. And everything came back to the fact that when I was young, I wanted to be a writer. Somewhere along the way I lost that information, yet it kept popping up here and there: I took a calligraphy class in college and I loved it and I still keep up with it , I have several old-fashioned pen pals, and lately I've been so fed up with my job that I've been thinking of writing a blog on finding myself.
It all leads back to the love of the written word - and that includes reading, which may explain why my chosen career is a librarian. But there is little time to read in this digital world we live in - except for technology manuals. I think I have found my passion - and as I think about it, new worlds are starting to open up. Look out worlds - here I come! For some it is passion and for some career. Everybody enjoy fulfilling their passion but only few can take that as their career for live long. Thanks for your tips.
Paying attention to one who makes you annoyed or jealous is really an effective way to get success. Some people show more confusion on recognizing what their passion is? I'm sure after reading this blog anyone can able to find the most accurate passion of them. With a strong passion, personality is also what everybody need to develop. Without a strong and pleasant personality, one can never be successful in life.
I am 37, as a broke, But i want to do some thing with my life that make me worthy my living, i have family commitments as well as financial crisis, At the same time i want to fulfill my dreams, like create a wealth to my family and do lot of charity, to motivate people around the world if i can do this , why cont you. I believe this is not the end, and i have ability to do what i want to do with my life.
I am in my mid-twenties and feel blessed to have found two passions. Writing and archery.
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In regards to writing, I am working on a novel and notice that I can finish pages faster and faster. I am new to archery, but I love going to the group class every week and to the range on Sunday. I lose track of time when shooting and relaxing. Every time I shoot I see improvement which in turns fans the internal flame.
My grandmother was a state champion in archery. Being the next one to take up archery makes me happy. My ultimate goal is to win a competition. And to have a novel published. Thank you for the lovely blog and sweet lovely words as I find that when one kills his passion in reality he has already killed himself. I am 35 now and was never able to talk back to my Dad..
I wanted to study become an marketing professional but he stopped my Studies since he wanted me to be at his traditional retail business. I was not allowed to study anymore because in India the city I stay we didn't have any part time jobs and I had to let go studies. I was from my childhood good at listening to people, their problems and loved to find solutions for them. I always wanted to help people by listening to them and put myself in their shoes and come up with beautiful solution but I left it because I had to start working at my shop for 13 hours a day every day without holidays I slowly accepted the fact but in my heart always begged an opportunity but in reality was never ready because I had made myself say words what my Dad said that we middle class people have to earn everyday hard to make bread and butter.
I loved hearing to people and come up with solution but slowly lost track of it as I was busy for nothing at my shop. Reading your words have once again lit a spark in me and I want to know what should I really do As I see I am responsible for my own happiness and even if all odds are against me I have to be happy to smile again and live my life on my terms. Helping people is only way I can smile and feel a kid and my inner child now wants to be happy smiling again please guide. I want to grow again and want my passion my dreams to come true.
Finding your passion is not easy. We humans unconsciously forget about determining what our passion is until one time in our life we become finally aware that we should have passion. But it won't be really easy. I found my passion through reading great articles like this one and watching motivational videos. One of my most favorite video is the one from Passion Sunday with Moustafa Hamwi.
I think one of the most important discoveries a person should spend time on, is what they are passionate about. I have 3 degrees including a MBA and none of them have any thing to do with my passion. I am 59 years old and I did not realize what my passion was until My passion is playing the harmonica. I can not read music, and I have only had three lessons in my life. In the last 6 years I have helped implement harmonica therapy at Seton Hospital.
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Been playing in a info commercail and going to write a novel about it all. I envy you, Dr. I am also a medical doctor, a pediatrician who used to love, and passionate about, dancing. I also love reading books on self development and positive psychology. But now I'm too old to pursue this passion. I am 54 now. Thank you so much for these tips on how to find one's passion! I feel very passionate about many things, but at the same time, I experience times when there is no experience of passion.
There is a lot of guilt that can come up during such a phase. However, I got to learn that this is just another phase part of the ever growing passion! I am glad to be able to appreciate all phases now! Susan Biali Haas, M. Changing your perspective on fear can change how you experience anxiety. Activities that use your hands relieve stress and help you solve problems. Back Psychology Today. Back Find a Therapist. Back Get Help.
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Submitted by Susan Biali Haas M. Thanks again, and keep following your dreams. So fabulous Submitted by Dr. Susan Biali, MD on July 22, - pm. And any solid weight behind our cause to change mindsets is very welcomed indeed. Submitted by Jessica Sweet on November 18, - pm. How to Discover Passion in Your Life. Thank you for the inspiring article!
You are an inspiration to many. Looking for passion Submitted by Linda on February 18, - am. Cheers to you all and thank you for this wonderful article!! Linda: Submitted by Bijan on July 25, - am.
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