What is your Passion – Follow Your Heart and Find Success

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Updated: 20 Jan 2023

“Amit, we must cancel our planned outing this Saturday.”

Sonia said in a highly depressed tone. And this is not the first time we had to cancel our plans because of an unplanned calling at work on a weekly off.

I have seen her going through all this stress in all her corporate, good-paying jobs. Do you think it’s just her?

Isn’t this your story as well?

And why do you think you hate the job you are at?

Remember the day you got the offer letter? You went through the entire recruitment process and picked the job. Perhaps you celebrated the day with your friends.

So what went wrong?

And is this the first time you are experiencing this dislike for your job or your company?

Dozens of questions, but the answer to all this is just one riddle to solve. 

What is your passion?

Remember, I did not call it a question. I called it a riddle. If it does sound like a riddle, try answering it honestly. What is your passion?

You have been picking jobs and feel that working on that profile is your passion.

However, when you chose the job, you asked how much money the job would fetch instead of asking what you would be doing at work.

Understand me when I say you did not find your passion. The reality is that there needs to be more emphasis on finding your passion early. Nobody helps a child identify his/her passion, let alone nurture it. You are only taught how to score good marks and find a good job.

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So what is your passion?

Like other emotions, passion is a powerful emotion that a human being has. This emotion can neither be tamed nor controlled for something or for somebody.

Everyone is born with a unique swing. A swing that came with you when you were born and stays lifelong. Typically, the world remembers you because of that swing in you.

This is an emotion that is embedded deep in you. This remains unaltered with the external situation of life.

Passion is loosely termed obsession or craziness. This reminds the famous movie “National Treasure” and the following experts:

Benjamin Gates

We don’t really need someone crazy. But one step short of crazy, what do you get?

Riley (Benjamin’s subordinate)

Obsessed

Benjamin Gates

Passionate

Ok, coming back to our vacation plan, which just got canceled. I asked Sonia about what had happened.

The story was similar. Workload, manager, not requesting, just ordering to work on scheduled off.

My problem was staying on the same vacation plan.

My problem was neither missing the vacation plan, nor the extra work on Saturday. My problem was Sonia's long face dread with sorrow.

Sonia struggled to get up in the morning and get ready for the office. Between 6 am to 8 am, she used to think of the possibility of the workday being called a holiday.

I realized, it was time to revisit her decisions.

A Little Background

I had been in the same boat for a more significant period. I worked as a recruiting professional for almost 15 yrs. I was appreciated, grew in every company I worked at, and left the last organization as a country head.

For all those years, recruiting was my passion.

Many friends asked me to start a recruiting firm, but I shied away. And after quitting my job, I spent around 3 months thinking, what's next?

And those three months gave me enough time to realize that it was not a career in recruiting. Instead, it was guiding people sought through their careers is something I like to do.

And MappedSkills happened.

How do you find your passion?

We both sat down, and I asked her a question. Does she like what she is doing? The answer was a flat “No.”

“I don’t feel like going to the office. I don’t like the people there. Moreover, I am not enjoying whatever I am doing”, she said painfully.

“If not this, then what do you want to do? What is your passion?” The answer was, “I don’t know”?

The root cause of the problem was in those three words “I don’t know.” 

You need to define what you want to do to enjoy it. More accurately, you need to know what your passion is. Correct?

Yo-Yo Ma

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.

 Finding friends with similar hobbies is challenging, let alone passion. Today, you see 10 new startups popping out of somebody’s passion. But almost 98% die without realizing the reasons for the failure of a startup.

 Finding friends with similar hobbies is challenging, let alone passion. Today, you see 10 new startups popping out of somebody’s passion. But almost 98% die without realizing the reasons for the failure of a startup. Most often its their startup hiring that went wrong and they could not build a right team.

Finding your Passion

You might have several turning points in your life, but finding the answer to what is your passion will be a major one. Fortunately, there is help for you.

While working on finding Sonia’s passion, we hopped over to Clarity on fire. They have an exciting quiz to take on. At the end of the quiz, the website generates your profile report. You must enter your name and email id to download the copy. It is an interesting report to read.

After we followed the guide on how to find passion, Sonia was able to trace her love. She then knew she liked cooking and, more specifically, baking.

You can also follow the steps to find your passion.

Today, Sonia spends most of her weekends conducting healthy baking workshops. She spends her weekdays creating new recipes and evenings drafting them and sometimes working till midnight. Ironically, today she is happy working on a weekend.

The difference today is that she works for herself. She works on what she loves. Today, there are no more stressful evenings and no more painful workloads.

In the end

Finally, she found her passion and made it her career in her successful venture known as Anybodycanbake.

This is what we aim to achieve with everyone at MappedSkills. We help people realize their true passion and break it into monetizable skills.

We help you monetize your skills and start building passive recurring income.

Come join the mission.

About the author, Amit Gupta

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