“Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.”
– Katherine Whitehorn
Some people will argue that turning your passion into work, ruins what you are passionate about. For example, someone who likes to cook, once they get to a commercial kitchen and has to do it every day, and someone else’s way, they may lose their passion. But I say follow your passion. Yes, maybe not make it a full-time job, make it a side hustle if you can. Just follow your passion. For example, take that love of cooking and volunteer at a soup kitchen.
Why? Because by following your passion and purpose, you put more effort into each element of the task or project. You do a better job. And success tends to follow. But, even more importantly, you will be happier. You will be living to your values. There is no bigger success in life as being happy and living to your values.
If you are confused about what your passion is, you need to do some personal reflection. What brings you joy? What brings joy to other people when you do it? How do you want to be remembered, or what kind of legacy do you want to leave in this world? And my favorite question: If you won the lottery tomorrow and had enough money to never work again, what would you do to keep yourself busy?
Once you find your true passion, start following it. Figure out how it can be part of your day-to-day life and part of your career as well. And remember, keep it fun, and as long as you follow your passion it will be a large part of your life and bring you success.