4 Ways to Figure Out What You’re Passionate About
Do you envy people who have known exactly what they want to do since they were children? While it may seem like everyone discovered their passion in life before college, that’s simply not the case.
Discovering your passion in life isn’t always easy or obvious. In fact, it takes many people years of searching to discover what they truly want to do with the rest of their lives. Take Lee Franklin and his wife, Kristl. Lee was in corporate accounting for more than 30 years and his wife was a published author and scriptwriter for more than 20 years. After visiting a Camp Bow Wow Camp, they realized that romping pups was what had been missing in their life. Within a few years, the couple became the proud owners of a Camp in the North Oak Ridge Business Park — Camp Bow Wow Near the Woodlands Area.
Identifying Your Passion
1. Write down everything you like.
Yup, this one is exactly as simple as it sounds. Make a list of everything you like, from the super silly to the serious. Be sure to include nouns (puppies, music, charities) and verbs (being with animals, managing others, being outside, working with my hands).
2. What can you never learn too much about?
What are a few topics you’re always happy to learn more about? If you can’t think of any, ask close friends and family what they notice you talk about a lot.
3. Make a list of your talents.
Forget about what you do and don’t like doing and just jot down things you’re good at or skills others have complimented you on. Now, cross off what you’re good at but don’t necessarily enjoy doing. Now place all the lists you’ve made next to one another and see what skills, objects, and actions overlap.
4. Stop thinking, start doing.
Even if you’re not in a position to quit your current job to explore other passions, there’s plenty you can do to learn if this is the right track for you. College classes, community programs, and volunteer organizations are always available and rarely time-consuming. You can even start a blog or video series on the subject.
If you are able to leave your job to pursue your dreams, don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from doing what you love!
If you’re passionate about dogs and want to lean more about what it takes to join the Camp Bow Wow Pack, dial (870) 600-2713 or contact us online to request your free executive summary!