If you’ve ever wondered how to find your interests in life… or wondered why you can’t find YOUR thing when it seems like everyone else has theirs… this article is for you!
Or, if you prefer to watch the video instead, watch for one step to find your passion, wake up more excited, and find more joy in every day life.
How to Find Your Interests
In our most recent video, we busted the myth that finding your passion or purpose is a single, monumental task. Instead, we opened up to the idea that life is a canvas with an array of passions to be explored, and all add color and dimension to each other and your life. Today, I’m excited to share the next step of this journey—how to dive headfirst into discovering your interests, especially if you’re feeling clueless about where to start.
You’re Not Alone
There was a time when I stood exactly where you are. I could ace the accomplishments at work, chase the promotions, and put on my achiever mindset… but when it came to pinpointing my personal interests and passions, I was pretty much stumped. If you can relate, I’m here to tell you there’s a way out of that feeling. And the good news, it’s easier than you think. It’s something you can even clarify today!
Chasing Your Curiosities
So, where do you begin? First, picture that little voice inside you whispering about trying pottery, going on a retreat to Bali, mastering a new language, or lending a hand to the homeless. Yes, that voice—your curiosity—is like your own personal guide to uncovering what sets your heart on fire.
Those seemingly unrelated interests and curiosities might just be the stepping stones to your future passions. Take my journey, for instance. At one point, I began taking random classes after work about things that interested me. I took a digital publishing course at a local university. I became certified in nutrition and holistic health… I couldn’t see it then, but those passions eventually led to my first businesses (and my path out of the 9 to 5 grind).
And guess what? Your journey could be equally transformative.
Making Your List
I challenge you to jot down 10 to 20 things that you’ve always wanted to try. They can be big or small. Brainstorm everyday activities—like fishing or hiking—to extraordinary ones—like backpacking through Europe or climbing a mountain.
Then, take on at least one new adventure each month. (I share more about my journey doing this in a piece I wrote for HuffPost, which you can read here.)
Trying One New Thing Per Month
Some experiences might simply be cherished memories, while others might guide you to your next path, business idea, or side hustle. Either route is a win. It’s great to have some things that simply bring you joy. And great to have others that become more.
By feeding your curiosity and immersing yourself in new experiences, you’re reconnecting with your interests, your passion, and your zest for life—even if you can’t see where you’re heading right away.
So, I’m throwing it to you! What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to try? Share in the comments below, then let me know how it goes when you try out your new adventure this month.
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P.S. More on this topic: What Is My Passion? Ask These 3 Questions to Discover and How to Turn Your Passion to Profits.