I'm excited about the feedback I've gotten so far on my new book and even more excited that I've had some students email me asking questions. One question I've gotten from several readers is how to decide on a passion or passions. It's tough and there's no right answer, but I created a visual to help you brainstorm (which will lead to discovering what you're passionate about). Enjoy! <3
Some of my passions: communication (writing, reading, all things media), education (learning, teaching, promoting education), eating (cooking, eating out, trying new foods)
1. What subject matters make you emotional when you think about them, talk about them, or hear about them? These can be happy or sad emotions, but your passion should be something you connect to emotionally and are emotionally invested in.
2. There are some things and people that we can't go a day without thinking about. Your passion is probably one of these things. I love blogging because it gives me an opportunity to write on a regular basis. I have to write. It feels natural, but not boring or routine.
3. Are there activities that you'd do for free? I would absolutely try different foods for free! I've also written articles and edited papers for free - I enjoy it so much that I don't need any sort of compensation.
4. Everyone is good at something! I'm not great at math, but I can be really creative when it comes to events or gifts for my loved ones. Figure out what you're good at (or ask friends what they think), then figure out a way to incorporate your talents into your passion.
Good luck, and remember, "We must act out passion before we can feel it." - Jean Paul Sartre