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7 Steps To Finding Your ‘Passion’ – The Secret Ingredient To Success

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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True happiness and success
comes when you do what you are most passionate about! One of the biggest things that most of us lack is passion. Ask any successful person, entrepreneur, millionaire and they will all tell you the same thing; you must be passionate about what you do! A recent survey shows that 75% of the population do not know what their true passion is. Perhaps this is why there is so much unhappiness in our society for to be truly happy, you have to really love and be passionate about what you do.

Here is a list of 7 things you need to ask and answer for yourself to help you find and understand what you are passionate about.

 

What puts a smile on your face?

Following what makes you truly happy is a wonderful way to figuring out what you were put on Earth for. Think about something that you do or that perhaps you used to do that brings you total happiness!

What do you find easy?
What we find easy for us to do, will be related to what we are passionate about. It’s very hard to hate something that is very easy for us!

What sparks your creativity?
Think about something in your life where you seem to always expand its horizon, always coming up with new, fun, and exciting ideas relating to that subject. Whatever makes you creative is something that you are passionate about.

What would you do for free?
Think about something that you would just love to do, even if you were not getting paid. Think about something that you look forward to do, something that you wish you could do all the time

What do you like to talk about?
Most of the time, we aren’t aware of this. A good way to figure this out properly, is to ask your friends. Ask them what they believe you like to talk about the most, what topic makes your eyes brighten up, and changes your entire behaviour.

What makes you unafraid of failure?
When you do what you are passionate about, you have total confidence in your abilities. This makes you not worry about failing, because in your mind, how can you fail when you do what you love?

What would you regret not having tried?
If you were at the end of your life, what would you regret not having pursued? What would you have liked to do, that you didn’t get a chance to?

Watch this video below, a compilation of the greats sharing their advice on the importance of finding your Passion!

(Video) Follow Your Passion

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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20 Comments

  1. Alaina

    Apr 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Love your work, Joel! I’ve been researching Passion for more than 10 years now, having made the courageous decision to leave my job as a corporate executive. Since then, I’ve partnered with a team of scientists from University of Michigan to create an online tool called the Passion Profiler, which identifies and measures one’s ‘passion archetypes’ helping individuals make choices that contribute to their thriving.

  2. Jennifer

    Dec 14, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Basically if you use all of your sick days at your job and you weren’t really sick, that’s a sign to find a job that makes you never want to call in sick again;-) if everyone did that, not only would my quarter pounder be real beef but NFL players wouldn’t be busy on the field playing games instead of taking their inferiority complex out on people that love them.

  3. putri

    Jan 15, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Is it possible to lose your passion? Your sense of purpose? Because that’s what I’m feeling right now. And until I find it again, this will probably be one of those obstacles you encounter on the way to success.

  4. Bilal Farraj

    Aug 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Interesting post, however, passion is not related to things that are easy for us, great passion is the desire to do big and challenging things.

  5. Afiq Hidayat

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    One more question to ask yourself, “What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail.”

  6. Garry Hannah

    Mar 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I have it all down. Except Talking about it. I’m not the best conversationalist and when people ask me about it i freeze up and forget everything. It’s like having a secret love haha.
    Any Suggestions on becoming more talkative about your passion?

  7. TJ

    Jan 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    When something is too difficult for you It’s clearly a sign to stop. I can relate!

  8. Huda

    Dec 3, 2012 at 4:43 am

    The video was great, very inspiring. But as I was watching it I couldn’t Help but notice that there was only inspirational stories about successful men. I would love to see one about successful women and what they think about passion.

  9. Jenna

    Nov 27, 2012 at 4:35 am

    In order to know and or understand your purpose you must first know God. He is the one who created us all. I am currently reading “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren, I am loving it. I believe in passion an success however I also believe in the statement in order to understand an invention and how it works you must ask the creator …not the invention because they simply won’t have the answer. Seek and you shall find.

  10. thembeks xipu

    Nov 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    This is very true once you do something you are passionate about, you get instant gratification by seeing a smile from the
    person have you have touched. So Powerfull

  11. Kagisho C Malatji

    Nov 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I have recently started out on what I am really passionate about – facilitating interpersonal skills, developing people to be what God meant them to be. I believe we were born to be above circumstances, to win at all costs and to impact the people around us. To BE FRUITFUL, to MULTIPLY, REPLENISH the earth, SUBDUE it and have DOMINION over things and animals. Never to dominate one another…

    This is very inspirational and just resonates with me…

  12. Joanne Roberts

    Oct 9, 2012 at 12:13 am

    It’s sad to know that so many of us are working a 9-5 job that they are not passionate about! If you do what you love and get paid for it as well, that has to be something to be excited about! Thanks for the blog! Put a smile on your dial!

  13. Patricia

    Oct 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    This is so helping! Great inspiring article 🙂
    I do agree with the point of what put smile on my face and also what I like to talk about. It really open my mind, thank you 🙂

  14. Byron

    Sep 19, 2012 at 3:56 am

    nice post!
    i cant say i hate my job , because im still learning new things which isnt a bad thing , turn up no days off but i look forward to working out everyday on my lunch breaks mostly 🙂

  15. Rejoice

    Jul 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I am happy that i came through this at the very right time because i am leaving my job soon which i never liked but was only doin it for money now i am looking forward to do what has always been in mi heart.Thanks

  16. Hassan

    May 30, 2012 at 5:20 am

    good way to find yourself…..do what you love doing

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    Feb 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I’ve added this blog to my Blogroll, it will definitely be very helpful for my Blog, keep up the good and informative article

  18. Raka

    Oct 5, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I’m totally agree with the idea, now i live my life with passion
    i realize recently i have a big passion on working with animal, i join to volunteer on animal shelter and it bring so much fun positive energy 🙂
    my goal is to work from home or everywhere else,I’m open to all possibility that will happened in my life. thanks for write the article…truly inspiring 🙂 good day!

  19. Darlene Steelman

    Aug 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    this has been on my mind quite often… what the hell am I doing with my life? I stagnate away in an underpaying, dead end job while I do what I love on my lunch.

    Hmm.. seems it is time to change the channel.

    Darlene

    • Joel

      Joel

      Aug 24, 2011 at 3:17 am

      Great to hear this has Inspired you, thanks for letting me know Darlene! Enjoy your week and keeping searching for your Passion, don’t stop until you find it =)

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