Do you sometimes you feel like you get distracted by every pretty butterfly? So I started out looking into product reviews, then it turned into looking at things to do with a blog, then in the process of looking at a blog came the big question. What is my passion in life? What can I not do? And the answer is… I don’t freakin’ know! No clue. Are there things I enjoy doing? Sure! But do I jump back and forth between things I enjoy doing? All the time! For example, I went through a cleaning phase. I was going to get the house cleaned and organized. I was really motivated. And then, I wasn’t. I don’t remember what I moved on to… typically for me my focuses tend to fall into the following categories: 1) Bettering myself or my house (cleaning, organizing, decluttering, working on personal issues, finding what I want to do with my life); 2) research (genealogy mostly, but also stuff I need to buy or places I’m interested in… or anything I’m interested in) 3) gaming (LOTRO, D&D). But I bounce between them… every few days. When I’m into something, I’m all in… hours and hours and hours of being involved in it. And then the switch turns off and I move back to something else. But… I don’t really consider any of them passions. How do you know what is an interest and what is a passion? Maybe I just don’t know what passion is. The dictionary (M-W online) has a few definitions – the applicable ones being
- a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept
- intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction
I guess I’m looking for that intense feeling and just haven’t found it yet. And maybe I won’t. Or maybe I’ll find it tomorrow… or 10 years from now. I have a feeling I won’t stop looking, at least when I’m in “find your passion” mode.
Found a great TedX talk today Failure to Find Passion: Cass Phillipps at TEDxGoldenGatePark makes me feel a bit better about my continued search.
Have you found your passion? If not, do you feel like something is missing?