Passion is not something you follow. It’s something that will follow you as you put in the hard work to become valuable to the world.
Passion is something you discover after the the work has been done. You can’t possibly know what your passionate about without experimenting first.
You may have an idea about what you like. Good, start with that and put it into practice and then ask yourself the tough questions:
- Are you naturally good at it? If so, are you likely to get bored?
- If you’re not a natural, is this something you can get good at with time and patience? Do you like it enough to persist?
The above questions are essential to discovering whether or not you’re actually passionate about something.
Passion comes to to you only after you’ve had enough experience and have connected enough dots.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. - Steve Jobs
If you have an idea, test it. Test it not just to see if it works but also to see if it excites you and if it’s something really worth pursuing.
I realized why I need to start a new company. Not for the money. Not because I’m ‘bored’. But because a company is a laboratory to try your ideas. - Derek Sivers
Passion is a science of experimentation. Are you putting the sweat in to figure it your passion or are you still dreaming?