Finding Your Passion and Living a Life of Passion

Jan 11


Genyfer Spark

Genyfer Spark

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It was at a recent presentation I gave to a group of high school seniors at Los Altos High School about how one can achieve success, I realized how so many don’t even know what their passion is—that is their calling, or their life’s purpose, let alone what field they hope to achieve great success in.


I discovered so many didn’t know what their passion was when I asked the students to write down on a blank card I placed on their desks prior to our discussion,Finding Your Passion and Living a Life of Passion Articles if they could be anything or achieve anything with no limitations, what would it be? In collecting the cards and discussing the responses. I realized many had literally written down: "I don't know" or had written down something that was not truly their passion, and wrote down whatever came to mind to fill in the blank. I estimated at least 60 percent of the class did not know what their passion was, let alone give their life long passion much thought, up until I presented them with the question.

This to me was disheartening, as I knew from as early as I can remember what my passion was; I just didn't know how I was going to achieve it. I can't imagine the sense of emptiness one must feel in not knowing what their passion is. As it is our passion that inspires and motivates us to become the greatest we can be, not only for ourselves, but for the benefit of society as a whole.

Therefore, it is crucial we discover what our passion is, but to do this we first need to understand what passion is.  

According to Wikipedia: Passion is an intense emotion, compelling feeling, enthusiasm, or desire for something. The term is also often applied to a lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity.

Therefore, part of finding out what your passion is, is asking yourself what is your greatest desire? That is the one thing that creates an overwhelming abundance of enthusiasm to the point it brings you to action?

For example if a person’s passion was food, they would have most likely experienced the following:

1. Purchased magazines and books about food or when waiting in the checkout line at a grocery outlet, their eyes are attracted to the food magazines and can’t help but take a peak, such as Gourmet magazine.

2. Their favorite television shows are food based, whether that is Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, or Iron Chef.

3. They love to cook, taste test or entertain friends and family with great tasting meals.

4. They feel a great satisfaction in watching people enjoy their food, and always enjoy the task of improvising to get better at their cooking skills.

Therefore, in finding your passion, you have to be completely honest with yourself and start to look back over your life and ask the following question:

What is the one thing I have done or do that always gives me an abundance of joy and when doing it, I can't seem to get enough of it?


After answering this question, ask and answer the following questions:

1. Would you do this without pay?

2. When you do this thing, does it make you feel a complete sense of joy, peace, and give you an abundance of new ideas as to how to do it better?

3. Do you think about this thing even when you are not doing it?

4. When you do this thing does it give you more energy, rather than make you feel exhausted?

5. When you receive rejections, negative comments or experience extreme challenges in doing this thing, are you more energized to do better at mastering it as opposed to giving up on it?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, this is your passion! As answering yes to all the above questions fulfills the definition and meaning of passion! If you answered no, you have to re-evaluate what it is that gives you an abundance of joy.

Here’s to finding your passion and living a life of passion!

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