Your passion is simply an activity that brings you joy, which adds energy to your day rather than draining you out. It is something that you wouldn’t mind doing even if you were not getting paid to be doing it.
These are the steps I use to help people identify their passion:
Step 1: List Your Passions:
Make a list of all the ‘passions’ you think you might have.
Example: author, speaker, actor, dancer, musician, executive in fortune 500 company, working with children .etc
Step 2: Prioritize Your Passions:
List them in order of preference. Compare first to second, to third method to be clear.
Step 3: Evaluate Your Passion:
Evaluate the first passion on your list; make a decision only if this is something you really want to do. Consider and weigh the pros and cons. You can pass and evaluate the next passion. Make a note of each key steps in seeing that your passion turns into possibility, then into profitability, and then, into prosperity!
Ask yourself very honestly if you are willing to take the necessary steps and do the work required?
I have seen many people, including myself, thinking that they had identified a passion, and then after getting into it realized that they did not really enjoy all the steps that needed to be done to make it real. Now through delegation, it is possible to focus on what you enjoy.
However, I caution you that it might take a while, or not, to get to that stage. Often the business duties that go with your passion can very quickly quench the fire of passion within you.
If you realize that the stuff that comes with the passion is not what you really want to do, evaluate the next passion on the list.
Step 4: Declare Your Passion:
If you are prepared to take on the tasks and challenges of pursing that passion, declare it! Post it on Facebook, write about it, and really embrace your decision enthusiastically.
Step 5: Focus On Your Passion: Once you have identified your passion, stop evaluating and trying to work on the other passions. Turn one passion at a time into prosperity. You can work on a passion while having a job or a business that is your financial support.
If you are not sure if it is your true passion, pick one! Test it and if you find it is not your passion, or you are no longer passionate about it, go ahead and pick another passion! Whatever you do, don’t procrastinate, start today with your list, and by tomorrow you can start the process of turning your passion into prosperity.