In today’s world, there’s a lot of talk about finding and pursuing your passions. I know, I contribute to it too. I’m a huge believer in going after what you love.
A lot of people get stuck at the idea of not knowing what they’re passionate about, though.
And I get it. It’s daunting. Questions like: “Is this something I can do for the rest of my life?”, “Is this the one thing I love doing more than anything else?”, “Is this my one true calling?” – these are big, daunting, difficult questions to answer.
Here’s the thing, though. You don’t have to pick one thing for the rest of your life.
Yes, I’m a huge believer in picking one thing, and diving fully into that. But doing one thing at a time doesn’t mean doing one thing for the rest of your life.
In today’s world, career paths aren’t linear anymore. Sure, if you can find one thing you completely love doing and want to do for the rest of your life, that’s great – go for it. But your passion doesn’t have to be one specific topic. It could be a general direction. I have friends who love (and are great at) learning. I’m finding that I’m passionate about creation. You might be led down different projects at different phases of your life. Your path can change. It’ll probably take many twists and turns – and that’s okay.
I’m running PassionBlueprint now. 2 years ago, I was playing poker semi-professionally and working as a freelance web developer. Then I started a marketing agency. In the future, I know I want to do something in music/songwriting, and something in food – probably open a restaurant. The common thread that goes through most of it (marketing, web development, PassionBluperint, music, food) is creation. That’s what I love, the act of creating.
I’m focused on PassionBlueprint for now. And I’m diving in fully. It’s what I believe in completely. But in future, that path can and probably will lead to different projects.
Finding your passion doesn’t mean being stuck in one career path for the rest of your life.
So instead of asking “what’s my one true calling / one true passion that I can do for the rest of my life?”, here’s the question I have for you.
For where you are right now, and who you are at this moment – what speaks to you and energizes you the most? What’s the best fit for you right now?
That’s all that truly matters. Pick the thing that’s speaking to you the most at this point, and dive fully into that. You can calibrate or change your path as you go.
Choosing a path now doesn’t mean you’re stuck in it forever.
If you’re struggling with figuring out what’s the best path for you to take, and how to get started down that path, I may be able to help. Check out PassionBlueprint for more info.