If You Want To Find Your Passion, Get Your Hands Dirty!

“What book can I read to find my passion?”

That was a question someone recently asked me on twitter. I wish I had a bullhorn for the answer, but since I don’t let’s try this:

THERE IS NO BOOK YOU CAN READ

OR PERSON YOU CAN MEET

WHO CAN DEFINE YOUR PASSION!

Passion is only discovered through personal trial and error.

Fail fast to succeed faster is the most powerful mantra you can use when thinking about passion discovery.

And in most cases it takes not just one, but many fails.

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Failing isn’t fun either, but rather painful. It takes focus, hard work, sweat, blood and tears of tireless effort to fully explore your connection to an activity. Then you have to ask yourself the following questions:

Do I love it?

Could I do it for the rest of my life?

Would I do it for free?

Does it make me feel completely in my element?

If you answer “no” to any of the above, then enters the hardest part of passion discovery – you must have the courage to pivot to something else.  At that point, you must have the grit to give that something else the same level of commitment, ask yourself the set of questions, assess, pivot and start again.

I didn’t know what I was passionate about until I found out what I wasn’t passionate about (and it only happened through trial and error).

If you want to discover your passion, put down the books, stop talking to people, and go out and get your hands dirty!


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CARON
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Yes! Finding your passion requires getting over ANY issues involving public opinion. You have to find your F-it and have the courage to pursue.

Paul Carrick Brunson
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Paul Carrick Brunson

Yes!!!!!

CARON
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Now, see what you’ve done? You made me get out of bed… Ok, not really, but I did sit up! 🙂

SWA
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I know one book that can give me passion, and that is the Holy Bible…The King James Version.

Andrea Butler
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Andrea Butler

when I decided to go back to school to further my education and obtain my degree in social work I did it because I was tired of dead end jobs, and knew I had the passion to help people so, lately I been getting jobs that just not working out but I still have the passion to help people so I’ve gotten my hands dirty over, and over, and over. Yes! I found my passion and I’m going, going and going God is Good All The Time..

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I’ve been struggling with this question @ passion. I will have to try this “trial and error” thing. Good advice.

Carol J Barker Spriggs
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Carol J Barker Spriggs

I loved my entire years in nursing, never considering it a job but an avocation even working many months at a time doing double shifts. Yes, I am rich today but not from money but a belief I did all I could for patients and families!

KelliKels Bates
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KelliKels Bates

Im here for the Venn Diagram. I love it! 🙂

Rhonda Perkins
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Rhonda Perkins

Well I guess I’m starting a spa then.

La LovestheLord
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La LovestheLord

Love this Paul. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Davis
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Cheryl Davis

… if anyone wants to work from home and make GREAT money while being with your family…I work from home PART TIME AND MAKE A FULL TIME INCOME!! I made $540 in TWO DAYS!!! Wanted to help others earn a living from home. There are NO phone calls, NO start up costs, and NO selling in this business!! ADD ME AS A FRIEND AND I WILL SEND YOU THE INFO TO GET STARTED TODAY!!!

La LovestheLord
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La LovestheLord

I love to crochet abd I design just about everything involving it so much that my God is inspiring me to “Stitch” and share it. I feel I finally found my niche.

Chomeka Sims
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Chomeka Sims

My trials in corporate america have definitely shown me it’s not my niche. I’ve been talking about my passions and my own business empire for some time now. I know what I want to do, but I gotta stop talking and dreaming and get my hands dirty!!

Beth Orchard
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Beth Orchard

UGH. I’m there now and will start coach training in May. I’m fed up being poor to help the poor. I love giving but I can’t give if I’m living in poverty. Growing up on welfare didn’t help but neither did my family’s mindsets about money. Been working to shake those off and move towards what I am called to do. Still have naysayer’s who ask how i will possibly pay bills, make money and survive doing this but I know if I DON”T I will be dead inside and that is worse. Thanks for this post, for motivating me… Read more »

Shawna Parker
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Shawna Parker

Had the “one” and got injured…now to discover something new…

Valerie Ruffin
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Valerie Ruffin

This really couldn’t come at a better time. I hate my job…problem is I have NO idea what my ‘passion’ is…that one thing I could do for the rest of my life…this Venn Diagram speaks volumes…my thoughts exactly

Beth Orchard
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Beth Orchard

Valerie all you have to do is listen to your heart. Your passion is the thing that you couldn’t possibly live without doing then finding a way to package that into how to use it to serve others in some way. I hope you are able to find it, the world would miss out on your beautiful gifts!

Susi Stunz
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Susi Stunz

I am happy but poor 😉 no Problem!!

Sally Ann
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Sally Ann

Power, Passion, Priorities and Profit. If you can make a living doing what you are good at, incorporating what you are passionate about taking into account all your priorities….that is the sweet spot where you never actually work a day in your life again.

Alice Lagos Mungia
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Alice Lagos Mungia

Simple for me. Teaching fell on my lap 19 years ago and I’m still doing it. Thanking God for giving this opportunity.

Debra G. Yung
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Debra G. Yung

Love it

Yolanda Herndon
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Yolanda Herndon

Yes actually i really really wld lyke to kno I thinks abt it constantly