Is 'finding your passion' a worthwhile endeavor, or a snipe hunt?
Early on in my job history I tried on many hats. None of them seemed to fit and as I watched people create successful careers around me I wondered how they did it. How did they find that one thing that they were willing to commit the rest of their life to, day in, day out, nights and weekends? There was no job I wanted to throw myself that deep into. Professional snowboarders, magazine editors, nurses. How did they know what would bring them joy? Is there just one thing?
In the short video below, Terri Trespicio says 'You don't follow your passion. Your passion follows you."
Is Terri right?
Mel Robins talks about how to identify that thing which brings you joy a.k.a. 'your passion' in this video.
The great illusive 'snipe' everyone is searching for is how to monetize it and turn it into a career. Is that necessary? It depends on what your goals are. If your goal is to make a million dollars doing that thing you love, go for it. If your goal is to feed your family and teach your kids to fish, that is okay too. And in that aspect, both women in the videos above are spot on.
Do you have something in your life you love to do, paid or not? Share your passion with me in the comments below. I'd love to hear about them.