Looking For Your Passion? Ask Yourself this ONE Question

If you landed here then that means you’ve had it with cheesy Facebook personality quizzes that promise to tell you your life’s passion in 80 questions or less.

They lure you in with a picture of some a-hole sitting on top of a rented red Lamborghini with cash (that was probably rented too) with the headline:

“You can be like me if you find your passion. Take this super long test and find yours…”

You know it’s bullshit and roll your eyes, but click anyway.

You answer seemingly random questions like “Would you rather knit a sweater or organize and name your pet rocks?”

80 questions and 17 minutes later, you finish the test only to find that your passion is something weird like goat farming. (No offense to goat farmers - I love goat cheese).

Now there’s nothing inherently wrong with these tests but the real problem is in thinking that you have to go through a long struggle in order to find your passion.

Sometimes, the process is as simple as asking yourself one question.

See, sometime ago, I came across this book about how to be a good speaker. In it, the author recommended that you talk about something that you’re passionate about.

For some, this is easy because they’ve known their passion all their lives.

For others, this is a little tough. They’re still finding their way, trying to see who they are and where they fit in the world.

For those in the latter, the author proposed asking yourself this one question:

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https://www.primemedicaltraining.com/my-greatest-frustration-and-passion-with-cpr-training/

What makes your heart sing?

I mean, really think about it. What makes your heart flutter? What’s the thing that makes your heart literally do backflips?

For you, it may be something like singing, dancing, or writing stories.

For others it may be building communities or teaching others.

Or maybe it’s something that doesn’t have a name yet but you can feel it. You can sense it calling to you, asking you to get lost in it.

Whatever that THING is that’s calling out to you, follow it because it will lead you to your passion.

“But what if I ask what makes my heart sing and come up with nothing?

Then take a look at the things you used to do when you were younger before the world told you that it’s not practical or that you won’t make any money at it.

Take a look at the things you used to do just for… (dare I say it)…FUN!

(Gasps!)

Whatever that thing was, revisit it again because even if that thing doesn’t turn out to be your passion, it’ll set you on your path to finding it.

And one more thing, don’t judge yourself when you’re going through this process. That critical voice in your head telling you that this is stupid is not yours. It belongs to the naysayers who are just salty because they aren’t living out their passion and can’t stand to see anyone living theirs.

So again I ask, “What makes your heart sing?”

And whatever answer your heart comes up with, chase that and see where that takes you.

I’m curious, let me know in the comments what makes YOUR heart sing ?

And by the way, I made this quick free video for anyone that’s stuck in trying find their passion. It’s a 4 minute video that will help you find your passion with just 3 questions. CLICK HERE to get it now.

What Passion REALLY Is

What is PASSION?

To a lot of people, passion is this magical elixir, that once you find it, everything will change. And if you don’t find it by the time you’re 25, you’re destined to be a loser for the rest of your life.

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That nightmare of a thought is so daunting that it drives people away from ever finding their passion in the first place and leaves them settling for the safe route of not even trying at all.

Not to mention with all the pressure from TV and social media, it makes sense why people are settling into jobs that they hate.

See, the world’s brainwashed us into thinking that you’re supposed to find your passion early in life.

That by 25, everything will be set and you’ll have it all figured out.

But then something, outta nowhere, life slaps you in the face and you’re in your 30’s & 40’s only to realize you haven’t really done anything and ask yourself “Do I even have a passion?”

(Ouch, that hurt me too).

See the problem is not that you don’t have a passion, the problem is that you don’t know what passion really is.

See, most people think that passion is an activity that you can see and measure like cooking, teaching, telling jokes, or dancing.

But that’s not it.

Passion is what’s happening UNDERNEATH the surface when you do those things.

(I know what you’re thinking, you don’t get it but follow me here for a second…)

 When you’re doing your passion, I want you to you step back and ask yourself….

“What am I REALLY doing in that moment?”

“What’s REALLY HAPPENING here?”

Whatever the answer is, you’ll see that that is what your passion REALLY is.

For example, I put on conferences for executives and CEO’s. 

 Now if you were to ask me, I would tell you that I’m not putting on conferences. 

 What I’m REALLY doing is putting on an experience and THAT’S my real passion - creating experiences for people.  (or at least one of them).

So I want you to do the same for yourself and ask yourself what’s really going on? What is it about that thing that I find fascinating, that pulls me in? 

Let me know in the comments. Would love to hear your passions.

And by the way, I made this quick free video for anyone that’s stuck and is still trying to find your passion. It’s a 4 minute video that will help you find your passion with just 3 questions. CLICK HERE to get it.

Thoughts On Passion From The Most Influential Minds Of Our Time

To be human is to be infused with PASSION.

It’s the electricity that keeps us up at night, dreaming about what’s to come and what could be. Without it, we’d be as lifeless as an abandoned rag doll sitting on a shelf.

For sometime now, science’s proclaimed that passion isn’t what determines success, and in some respects, they’re right. There are a multitude of factors that influence the chances of success in one’s life.

But what science doesn’t understand is that passion is something that cannot be measured…

…it can only be witnessed.

But don’t take it from me, see what some of the greatest minds (past and present) have to say about passion. What it is, where it comes from, and what’s possible when you find it…

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Oprah Winfrey

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

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Steve Jobs

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.”

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Joseph Campbell

“Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures.”

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Gary Vaynerchuk

“Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.”

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Lewis Howes

“The world makes room for passionate people.”

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Rachel Hollis

“The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling.”

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Deepak Chopra

“Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.”

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Tony Robbins

“Passion is the genesis of genius.”

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Elon Musk

“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”

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Sheryl Sandberg

“It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness.”

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Sir Richard Branson

“When I was 15, I left school to start a magazine, and it became a success because I wouldn’t take no for an answer. I remember banging on James Baldwin’s door to ask for an interview when he came to England. Then I got Jean-Paul Sartre’s home phone number and asked him to contribute. If I’d been 30, he might have said no, but I was a 15-year-old with passion and he was charmed.”

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Joss Whedon

“It lies in all of us. Sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead.”

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Tim Ferriss

One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.

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Tony Hsieh

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”

Last but not least, my favorite…

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T.S. Eliot

“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.”

And this is just the tip of the iceberg because while the people on this list are impressive, REAL passion is found in everyday people.

People like you.

People whose names we haven’t heard (YET!) but we soon will.

And to those people, I say…

We’re waiting for you.

What’s your favorite quote on passion. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

And by the way, I made this quick free video for anyone that’s stuck and is still trying to find your passion. It’s a 4 minute video that will help you find your passion with just 3 questions. CLICK HERE to get it.