It wasn’t until my early to mid twenties at my second corporate job that I had a major freak out moment…
WHAT IS MY PASSION?
This was followed by a long list of other panic infused questions…
What am I good at? What do I love? What do I want to do for the rest of my life? Will I ever find a job that I like? Do I have a talent? What if I don’t find my passion?
This moment was everything! And I mean everything. Because without it, I’d probably still be climbing the corporate ladder, secretly wishing I fell off.
Coming to the realization that I had NO idea what my passion was, scared the ba-jesus out of me. I panicked. I thought, “If I don’t know what my passion is, I’ll be working a job like this one for the rest of my life.”
As overwhelming as the question was, it triggered a type of fear that forced me to go out and search for the answer.
I embraced the freakout and my hope is that you do the same. So I put together a few quick tips to help you (or someone you know)! Press PLAY below to WATCH this week’s video: What’s My Passion? #Freakout!
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Ok, so sure, you’d loveeeee to be chasing your dreams, doing something you love, something you’re good at. But that’s easier said than done when (pause) you don’t know what that is!
It’s so crazy that once we graduate, we’re just expected to know what we’re destined to do without ever learning how to identify what that is.
With that being said, I want to give you my 4 quick tips on how to handle the “What’s My Passion?” Freakout!
1.) You are not alone. I’d say about 99% of the people I’ve talked to don’t know the answer to this question. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and TALK about it with somebody, they’re probably having some of the same thoughts as you. Expressing your confusion and frustration about the subject can feel really liberating in this phase.
2.) See your freak-out as the start of something great, because it is!
I had my freak out moment at my second corporate job when I was in my early 20’s and it scared the crap out of me. Because I thought “If I don’t know what my passion is, I’m going to be at a job like this one for the rest of my life.” It’s a wake up call- and my advice to you is to answer it! Although you may be panicking right now, if you allow your urgency and desire to know the answer, you’ll be guided in the right direction.
3.) Take comfort in knowing this- You ALREADY know what your passion is.
(Cut to me walking down the hallway with backpack, facing the camera)
It’s not something you have to search outside yourself for. The answer is actually buried inside of you and all we have to do is remove all the rubbish that’s blocking it. So breathe easy because with a little bit of time, and determination, you WILL unravel the answers you’re searching for.
4.) Decide what your next action step is.
You won’t find the answers by drowning yourself in your thinking and overthinking. Instead, take one step (even if it’s small) to get you moving in the right direction.
For example: Maybe you talk about how you’re feeling with a friend. Or maybe you STOP applying to jobs that don’t interest you at all. Or you pick up a book that relates to the topic. (Or subscribe to my channel)
Do something. Take that first step in solving this mystery.
With that being said, Stay tuned because next week I’ll be doing “How to Find Your Passion!” (action step anyone?) You don’t want to miss that, so again be sure to subscribe and give this video a big thumbs up below. Have an awesome week! Bye!
Hi there! I'm Shaina Leis- founder of this inspirational space :) I'm a Certified Life Coach with a passion for helping young adults better themselves and their lives. In this blog, you'll find general advice, career guidance and so much more. Have fun!