Passion is an emotion and emotions change. The whole motivational pep talk about following your passion is a tad bit overrated and insincere. Yes for some of us you might have done that thing for the longest time but maybe cause your guardians saw you enjoy it or had perceived it themselves. Either way, we are all in the same lane.
Some of us have strong minds and know exactly what we want or that’s what it looks like. I had been getting worked up about my Master’s plans and what I’m currently doing.
I have had like particular of 2-3 things in my mind for quite some years now but I keep going around the bush of how I might not like it as much or get stuck. But believe me, you are stuck at the moment. I definitely wish I had done way more. But I did as much as I knew and I am kind of happy with myself if not totally. So give yourself a little credit.
But the question remains how do we find out what is the next thing going to be? The best way to do this is to put things into action.
Tips to stick even on days passion seems to have left the room.
*Reanalyze what you’re doing and where it’s heading. Inculcate changes wherever needed.
*Stick with that thing you’re already doing, don’t let it go. Honestly, it’s hard. But keep at it even more on days you hate it and everything seems useless.(Like today I just feel like all this won’t get me where I “think” I would be happy)
* Keep reading, learning, watching about it from people who have done it. Talk to everyone in the funnel of that direction, the expert, the beginner, the, in the middle of it and most importantly the failure.
* Push the bar, do it in spite of distractions.
* Curate achievable long and short term goals.
*Have break days, hang out with your friends, & family.
* Forge a direction and be very specific. Mind map it.
* Learn about how to work on your moods and be more focussed.
* You might think you can do 101 things all the same time. Reality check- You won’t be an expert at any.
*Narrow down what you are doing, make it more niche. You can always read, listen and follow up the other small sparks of passion you keep having. They’ll be an ally to your personality and inspiration.
* Create a routine– you read that right, “a routine”. Routines, habits are defamed as boring but they will indeed bring freedom.
Keep kicking and be honest to yourself. Impulsive writing, have been struggling to keep my “Atomic habits” straight. Tell me how you’re dealing with it?
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