How many of you have found your passion while traveling? Perhaps there was a moment in your life that was a catalyst for you to make a change and better yourself – so you packed your bags and set off into the world to discover how you can turn some negatives into positives.
This week’s Thoughtful Thursday explores how to find your passion – and it may not be exactly where you thought it was!
Guest Blog Post by Christine Hassler
A piece of advice we often hear when it comes to being successful and feeling a sense of fulfillment in life is to “follow our passion.” But before you can follow your passion, you have to find it. So where do you look for it? How do you really discover what you are deeply passionate about?
You may have sought out clues to your passion in things like personality inventories, self-help books or career assessment tests. Or perhaps you are considering your hobbies or looking back to things you enjoyed as a kid to gather some clues about what you love. And although those places may offer you great insight into your passion, today I am encouraging you to look for your passion somewhere else: in your suffering.
What do I mean by this?
Well the original definition of the word PASSION is actually SUFFERING (referring to the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his death). Over time, we have evolved the word passion to mean: “love; a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.”
So the word passion means two things: suffering and love. There is key information in this.