Jonathan Emmen of Expanded Consciousness writes:
You probably have spent your entire life hearing people saying that you should follow your dreams, that you are bound to have a great life if you do so. But there you are, still waiting for that to happen.
Or you are on the skeptical side of the fence, thinking that it would be cool, but it doesn’t happen to everybody. Those only people with a very special talent can pull this off. And that you are just an ordinary person that will always have an ordinary life.
Good news is that, yes, you can turn your passion into a career. And this isn’t fairy tale. Many people have done it so far and so can you – most of those who have managed it was just as average as the majority of the world’s population. And all that you have to do to accomplish it is to follow a few steps.
Step 1# – Understand the concept of passion
The first thing you will have to deal with is your concept of passion. While the term is traditionally related to uncontrollable feelings and desires, what you will be achieving here is making the most of your talents, those skills in which you excel.
Meaning that your passion should be your best friend and not something for you to be afraid of. You will be happy to transform it in a way of living, and spend 1/3 or more of your day doing do it as it won’t feel like work at all.
Step 2# – Find out your passion
Now, it is important that you get something very clear in your mind. Your passion isn’t only something that you enjoy doing but something that you are good at doing.
Many of us would love to become painters, musicians, and writers, but don’t have the necessary skill set for it. And we know that we will never be able to improve them to the point of being able to get decently paid for it. That is to say that everybody can be an average surgeon, but not everybody will be THE surgeon.
There are many ways for you to identify your passion, but most of them start with pure self-knowledge. Your passion will be connected to your most-loved interests, your character traits, and to your past – yes, if you think hard enough, you will realise that you already know or have been told what your passion is.
Step 3# – Do some research about your passion
Now that you already know what your passion is, you will need to spend some time doing some research about it.
Look for other people who have become successful doing the same thing that you want to do and find out how they managed it.
Biographies can be found in books, documentaries, interviews, and more. But the best thing about them is that they will finally prove to you that one can turn their passion into a career without any magic involved.
Just make sure that you look for as many examples as possible, so you won’t feel frustrated if you realise that you don’t have some of the resources used by that specific person – there is always more than one route to the very same town, you know.
Step 4# – Get real
Next step will be getting real. You know what you want and how it can be done. So now you will need to have a good conversation with yourself and check which of the required skills and traits you have on your belt, which ones you can improve, and those that you will have a hard time managing.
Then you will have to get yourself organised and start finding the means and resources that you will need so to achieve your goal. Of course, some things might take some time to learn. But it shouldn’t be a problem to you as you will be making an effort towards something that you love.
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