Passion means “to suffer”. So instead of “What am I passionate about?”, it’s better to ask yourself, “What am I willing to suffer for?”
When we think about “passion”, what comes to our minds is the hobby that we enjoy so much, or the career or job that we love, or that-thing-that-we-do that we’d love to pursue if time/money/resource is not an issue!
You think you’re passionate about designing cakes?
Are you willing to spend almost your entire day baking layers of cakes, and whipping gallons of frosting, while kneading and rolling square meters of fondant for a multi-tiered cake?
And then once you’re done, you can cap the night off washing a stockpile of dirty baking pans and tools. If this passion is gonna be your source of income, are you willing to do this daily/weekly, when orders come rushing in?
How about writing? Does your passion lie on the written word?
Do you fantasize about staying at home making big bucks at your own time, while pursuing a career as a writer? Are you open to the possibility of staring at a blank paper or word document for hours on end? Are you willing to go through sleepless nights and interrupted moments because you’ve suddenly got some great ideas that couldn’t wait to be written?
(I once got out of the shower bec. I suddenly thought of a story that I wanted to write about! lol, I know.)
If this passion is gonna be your source of income, are you willing to sacrifice personal time for deadlines?
Our passions could range from something personal to something bigger that can impact others.
Do you want to build a business that can serve others or provide solutions?
Do you want to pursue a mission, one that would benefit humanity?
Are you willing to give up all worldly things/desires/affairs to pursue this passion?
So yes, I get it, we all have something that we’re passionate about. But then again, are we willing to suffer for it? 💪