“Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” -Jon Bon Jovi

We’re always told to do what we love – something that keeps us motivated, challenged, intrigued, and most of all, happy. When we do what we love, it seems like we do it effortlessly but we make sure that we always give our very best to it. This is passion.

But unfortunately, some of us are surely struggling to find our passion, for the following reasons:

  • We have a family history of a particular profession (family of doctors, soldiers, etc.), and they want us to follow their footsteps ( and breaking that history is a major offense)
  • Our parents have dreamed of something that they want us to be in the future. (An engineer, an architect, a soldier, etc.) The fact that they’re the one providing us what we need in order to study and we believe they only want what’s best for us, we follow what they want.
  • We’re really not sure of what we want, (It’s like we’re just going with the flow.)

As we grow older, it is important that we know what our passion is. It will help you know what you will be in the future. It is also a big factor in your decision-making process. And by knowing your passion, it gives you something to build the rest of your life around.

To help you find your passion, here are 20 questions you can ask yourself:

  • “What do I really want?”
  • “What’s stopping me?”
  • “What are my interests?”
  • “If I had all the money I needed, what will I do with my time every day?”
  • “When do I feel like my best self?”
  • “Where do I feel the happiest?”
  • “What inspiration or vision keeps coming to me?”
  • “How does my ideal day look like?”
  • “What do I want to be known for?”
  • “If I could do anything in the world without worrying about time, money, or energy restrictions, what would I do?”
  • “When do I feel the most peace?”
  • “If I die, how would I want to be remembered?”
  • “Where does my mind drift when I daydream?”
  • “When do I feel free?”
  • “What do I do effortlessly?”
  • “What would make me feel proud of myself?”
  • “What excites me?”
  • “What am I willing to give up pursuing what I want?”
  • “Is my current life something my 8-year-old self-dreamed of?”
  • “How do I see myself in 5 years? Am I happy? Would I change anything?

We are all in search of happiness, which is always tied to our passion and doing our purpose. Our passion is what we want to do naturally, and not what sounds good or what others want us to do. Passion is like a fuel that drives us to get out of bed in the morning and moves us toward our goals. Sometimes, finding our passion is simply has listening to our inner voice and ignoring the noise around us that keeps on dictating what we should do.

Just keep doing what you love and keep loving what you do; it will take you to the life that you really want and it will make you truly happy.

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