I need to start by saying that I am a big believer in following your passion. So much so that when I first added coaching services to the mix in 2014, I named that arm of my business, Passion-Driven Coaching.
I love being passionate about things. There is a certain fire, intensity, and driving momentum that comes with feeling passionate. If you have ever experienced the first sparks of attraction when you’re falling in-love then I’m sure you know what I mean.
As a multi-passionate creative, I get excited about lots of different things at the same time. At different points throughout my life this has created challenges with overwhelm, finding focus, and gaining momentum. It’s hard to gain traction if you’re trying to do 10 different things at once!
I would often look in wonder at those fortunate souls who knew what they wanted to do from the time they were five-years-old. These were the people who seemed to have lives that were thriving and successful. Because of this, I believed for a long time that my success would always be limited if I couldn’t just pick one thing. I’m sure some of you can relate to this. If so, please know that you are not alone.
Or maybe you’re a person who hates the word passion, doesn’t understand it, or feel like you’re missing out because you don’t feel passionate about anything!
Author Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote the book Eat, Pray, Love and most recently Big Magic, gave a talk for one of Oprah’s SuperSoul Sessions. What she had to say kind of rocked my world with regards to the idea of passion.
If you have been struggling to find your passion then I think her talk may be encouraging for you. There are so many different ways to create a life a that has meaning and value. My hope is that her reflections will give you another option.
The video is a little under 30-minutes long and her talk is entitled, Flight of the Hummingbird – The Curiosity Driven Life.
My hope is that this encouragement to follow your curiosity instead of focusing on finding your passion has opened-up some space for you. I’d love to hear what thoughts or ideas were sparked in the comments section below.
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