The Totally Accessible Secret to Finally Finding Your Passion
We're not sure where curiosity got the bad reputation of killing all of those cats, but we're of the mind that being curious is nothing short of an asset to finding happiness and success. Add an empowering article from Mind Body Green to the mix and we're certain. According to the article, curiosity may in fact be the secret to finding your calling.
If you're anything like us, you probably have spent a good portion of your adult life thus far trying to follow the advice of so many success stories: find your passion, make it your life's work, and success and fulfillment will follow. Easier said than done, right?
Turns out, the vast majority of people are digging around in the weeds trying to figure it out right along with you. Research out of Stanford University suggests that 80% of people can't identify a singular passion, that one activity or type of work that helps us achieve flow.
Here's how to use curiosity to find what makes you tick. It's wonderfully straight-forward.
Let your curiosity guide you.
Curiosity expresses our genuine desire to explore and learn. What we are curious about when no one is looking over our shoulder or setting us on a task tends to supply amazing clues as to where our passions may be hiding.
According to the article, "passion isn’t something we find—it’s something we cultivate. It takes time to develop, and you can start to do so by paying attention to your inner voice." And though "inner voice" may set off And how do I do that? alarms, simply understanding the idea as letting your most natural, unadulterated whims lead the way puts it in more accessible terms.
Now the trick is giving your curiosity, or very many curiosities, the value and importance they so deserve. We vote you give it a try.
Ready to brainstorm? Write down what catches your curiosity and piques your interest in one of these stylish journals.
What are you curious about right now? Tell us in the comments.