“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”—David Frost
Take the time to analyze your time. What do you spend most of your time doing? Why do you do the things you do? What do you find yourself reading? Surfing the web on downtime? What movie can you watch over and over again?
If you take a step back and look at your daily routines, there will be a common theme amongst your actions. It is easy to go through the day not realizing that what we truly enjoy is amidst our daily activities.
For me, my life is consumed of education and sports. I made a comment to my father a while back and said, “I want to be a lifelong student.” At the time, I meant it as not ever wanting to grow up and get a full-time job. However, as I grow older I realize there was much more to that statement. To be a lifelong student does not mean staying in school for your entire life, but to never stop learning. I did get an amazing opportunity to get a free graduate degree through sports. I am a graduate assistant for the university’s softball team which allows me to continue to learn while doing what I enjoy. I exhaust myself with long hours of school and softball.
When I took a step back and analyzed my time, I realized I would not be doing all of this if there was not something I am passionate about. I continue to learn in order to help others grow and succeed. I believe everyone wants to make a difference; the issue is finding the way to do so. Right now, I use softball to fulfill my passion and am eager for the next chapter in my life. Finding the career that matches your passion is the key to true bliss.
I challenge you to take a minute to look at yourself in third person. Watch yourself go through your daily life and answer the question, “Why am I doing what I am doing?”
Keep in mind, finding your passion will be a life long journey. It will continue to evolve as you grow mentally and spiritually.
We all want to leave a legacy, what will be yours?