You need passion because you need to experience every ounce of life that you can. Yes, life is dull without passion. So if the idea of having passion intrigues you, but you don’t know how to obtain it, here are three questions you can ask yourself to get you heading in the right direction:
1. Do I jump out of bed, excited for the day ahead?
If you hit the snooze button more often than not, then it may be time to look at your level of passion for life. (Or how much sleep you’re getting.) Are you excited about your life? If not, then this is something that you can change. If ‘dull’ describes your life, then your best remedy is finding passion. Each new day includes strengthening relationships, doing great work, dreaming up new ideas, planning the future, and exploring nature. Life offers much to become passionate about.
2. Am I curious about what life has to offer?
Passion exudes out of people when they grab hold of a life worth being passionate about. And the only way for this to happen is to remain curious about life. When we stop being curious about life and what it holds for us, we lose sight of future opportunity, possibilities, and hope.
What are you curious about? What sparks passion in you? What do you seek to change? Who do you seek to impact with your life? How can you influence others? How are you wired? These are great questions to begin with to raise your level of curiosity. Never stop asking questions and never stop being curious about what is to come.
3. Do I realize that passion has more to do with my life as a whole than just the area of work?
Many people never find a life full of passion because they only concentrate on finding passion in their work. And while being passionate about work is important, I believe that someone can become passionate about any type of work, as long as they find their reason for doing the work. When one finds their ‘why’ there’s not much of anything that can stand in the way of finding purpose and passion. An easy way to do this in any profession is to find the people who you most impact and to do your work for those people, because people always matter. Yes, work is something to be passionate about, but outside of the conversation of work, life as a whole warrants passion. There is so much to do and life is shorter than you think. It’s time to use anything and everything to fuel your drive, and begin finding a passion for all facets of life.
Now, go and find more passion, today.