5 Steps To Discover Your Passion And Live Your Dream

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Discover Your Passion and Live your dream
Find Joy By Living Your Dream

Are you stuck in a rut? For some people the daily 9 to 5 grind; a bank balance that doubles as a safety net and a fixed routine are all that is needed to stay happy and content. As for me – I don’t entirely agree, but that may be because I have the luxury of actually thinking about what makes me happy.

For most people – life revolves around making enough money to support their family, making sure their child gets the best education possible, and so on. Despite all this – I feel finding time for your “passion” is necessary to thrive in life.

As the saying goes “Your happiness lies in doing what you love.” Subsequently, doing what you love is vastly dependent on where you passion lies. Most people when faced with the question about what their passion is can’t point out anything specific.

How To Find Your Passion?

Finding your passion is like making a Venn diagram in your head – identifying your strengths, knowing which of them strengths and talents make you happy and having the ideal circumstances. If we were to break it down into more comprehensive and practical steps it would look like a step-by-step guide:

1. Know what you’re good at – Obviously, to do something well, you have to be good at it. It is impractical to assume your passion lies in sketching when you can’t even draw a perfect circle.

2. Gauge your options with confidence – when you don’t have faith in yourself and your abilities, other won’t harbor it either. Hence, it is essential for you to believe that you are good at something, that you love.

3. Make do with what you have – More often than not, the circumstances a woman needs to pursue her passion are not ideal. For instance, in some cultures – women may not be encouraged to go after their dreams or pursue their passions. For example – I know people who think my education and freedom is getting to my head. Either way, it is important to work around your situation till you can mold it to benefit you.

4. Be consciously aware of the insignificance of other people – what other people think of you or your passions should be the least of your concerns. Stopping yourself from broadening your horizon simply because it doesn’t seem to fit into your society’s norms is a hurdle which will get you nowhere!

5.Trial and error – You’re not going to land on your dream job that helps you cultivate your passion into something better. Life is tough – there are trials and errors. Therefore,” If you never try, you will never know, just what you’re worth.”

One thing is pretty sure – nothing ever comes easy in this life, especially the good stuff. Your passions, how strongly you feel about something; help you become the person you are. Stripping yourself out of self-doubt is the most important things in knowing your passion. It could be something as gender stereotypical as knitting for a woman or something as untraditional as karate. What others think of you and your passions mean absolutely nothing. Simply do what makes you happy and aim for a life that enables you to do everything passionately – because lukewarm is boring!

Zainab Farrukh
Zainab is a Psychologist, Writer and the Founder of The WomeNetwork. She is currently striving to make The WomeNetwork a place where women from across the globe can connect on a deep level and empower each other on their way to success.

11 COMMENTS

  1. For a long time I was holding back because I was scared of what people might say. Once I started going to college far away from my hometown I started branching out and doing what I’ve always wanted to including starting a blog. The best thing for me to discover my passion was to get away from my small town with people who didn’t want much for themselves or anyone around them.

  2. It took me a long time to realize what I really want to pursue as a career. I just discovered that I was good at art in the last two years. I’m on a hiatus now, because I experienced a burnout but I still love it. It took a lot of trial and error and awful jobs to get it right.

  3. These are all great points Zainab. I also believe looking within is a great way to find your passion. Often we focus on exterior things and neglect the strength within us.

  4. I couldn’t agree more with you in regards to not listening to what others think or say about your passions. I have a close group of friends who I talk to when I’m having trouble, but other than that, what anyone else says to try discourage me is irrelevant. Thanks for putting together an inspiring post!

  5. I agree with you, if something is worth it it will not come easy. Iv recently decided to study further in a completely new field because I felt I needed to develop my passions further. It’s not going to be easy but u need to do it

  6. Boy I can agree with what others think! It is amazing how close people in your life will criticize you because they don’t understand what you are doing. LOL I call them dream killers. If you have never read the book The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson I highly recommend it!!! It has help me so much. Love this blog! Great read. Keep up the good work.

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