Some people find their life’s passion as young children and grow and expand it as adults. Others may be obsessed with a passion as a child but grow out of it as they age. However, many people haven’t stumbled onto their passion as adults, and that’s very common. The same goes for goals and careers.
In my opinion, the ideal situation is to have a career that involves your passion because that is genuinely satisfying. I love the saying, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” If you’re among the many searching for your passion and a career you’ll love, know that it’s possible for you and that it’s never too late to discover. Follow the steps below to get pointed in the right direction and to help you get started.
Examine What Really Matters To You
Start your journey by looking deep within yourself to see what is important to you. Examine your interests, your beliefs, and your values. Make a list of all the things that give you joy. Think about ideas and beliefs you hold on to no matter what changes are happening around you, things that nobody else can sway you from believing.
Maybe your friends give you a hard time because you’re constantly redecorating your home or promoting products on social media, but that hasn’t stopped you because you genuinely enjoy doing those things. Your passion and perfect career could be a home interior designer or an online marketing manager.
Next, think about all the things you do in your day-to-day life, then remove the things you only do because you HAVE to, not because you choose to. Some of the things we do daily are responsibilities that others are counting on us for, but others are things we decide to take time on and do for ourselves because they make us happy. Let’s look at this day as an example:
- Give $10 to a homeless man on your way to work
- Help a coworker understand something they’re confused about after you finish your work duties
- Stop by your elderly neighbors’ house who lives alone to check on them after work
- Cook yourself an elaborate dinner
How many of those things did you do because you HAD to?
Did you work out because the doctor told you your health is declining or because you honestly love exercising and physically pushing yourself? Was donating money to a stranger something you did because you felt morally obligated, or did you do it because helping those in need fills you with joy? Did you help your coworker because it affects your work, or does teaching people new things make you happy?
Was checking on your elderly neighbor a choice you made because somebody asked you to or because you honestly love spending time with senior citizens and listening to their stories? Did you cook a time-consuming meal because you were bored and had nothing better to do or because preparing an elaborate meal from scratch is rewarding to you?
You can learn much about yourself by examining what you do with your time and what makes you happy. Take time to really listen to your hearts’ desires. Diving deep into your life isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you’ve tried to look within yourself but are coming up short, it could be because your energies are blocked, your chakras are misaligned, or you’re holding yourself back for subconscious reasons.
An online psychic is a good place to turn to for help if that’s the case. They can give you personalized information about yourself by reading your energy, helping you align your chakras, using astrology and numerology, reading your tarot cards, etc. Click here for a list of genuine and trustworthy online psychics.
Be Patient With Yourself
Another critical part of discovering your passion is having patience with yourself. Uncovering your life’s calling can take a long time- weeks, months, and sometimes even years. In the meantime, the bills will keep coming, and you still need to be responsible about working and staying on top of your finances. It may seem like your friends or family had a career they’re passionate about fall into their lap, but that’s probably not the case.
They probably took time for themselves and were patient in their journey. If you aren’t patient with yourself, you’re more likely to give up and just stay in a job you don’t like. Don’t rush to discover your passion because that’s an excellent way to miss out on opportunities and situations that could teach you a lot about yourself. Good things are always worth the wait.
Learn And Develop Skills
Sadly, just having passion and a sense of purpose isn’t enough to land your dream job. You’ll also have to be skilled at what you’d like to be doing. Maybe you’re already good at doing what makes you happy, but if not, you’ll have to start learning. Does your ideal career require a certification for which you must attend school? Do you have a bachelor’s degree but require a master’s degree? Do you need to take online courses to get up to date on the terminology used in that field of work? Look into the requirements and make a plan to meet them.
Get Your Foot In The Door
Chances are, you’ll have to work on some things to meet the requirements for your life’s work. A significant step to take while you work on those things is to get a “lower tier” job at a company that does what you’re passionate about. Taking this job will not only pay the bills but also give you first-hand experience in that career.
For example, is your life’s calling to become a teacher, but you’re still in school? Getting a job as a teacher’s aide is a great way to get familiar with the environment, learn how the school system works, get some work references for the future, or even be hired once you have a degree! If you can’t change jobs, volunteering on your personal time is another excellent option.
Find companies related to your life’s passion and learn as much as possible about the job. Volunteering goes a long way toward your future by providing you with knowledge, experience, and fulfillment. It also allows you to look into their work and decide if it’s what you had in mind.
These Steps Will Lead You To A Happy Career
After following these steps, you should have a pretty good idea of what you’re passionate about and what you’d like to see yourself doing for a living that incorporates your passion. Commit to your future wholeheartedly, and don’t lose hope, even when it seems like nothing is happening as it should. It’s normal to begin questioning yourself and wondering if you’re on the right path.
Please don’t give up; use it as a reminder to keep pushing forward. Success lies just past the fear and the doubt. Don’t be afraid to consult a psychic if the doubts are too much. They can give you an introspective look into what career would be perfect for you. Read Top 6 Questions To Ask A Psychic If You’re Thinking About Changing Careers for some pointers.
No matter your life’s work, once you’ve discovered it and done whatever it takes to make it happen, you’ll be much more satisfied and content with your days. You’ll no longer find yourself staring at the clock, hoping it will speed up so you can leave work. Instead, you’ll be looking forward to your daily contributions and finding happiness in the present.