How Am I Supposed to Follow My Passion When I Don’t Know What It Is? - RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 044 - Originally aired 2/21/2014 9:00 AM - HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT series
In our HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT™ series, we shine the light on challenges that community members have shared with me. This episode is, “ How am I supposed to follow my passion when I don’t know what it is?“
In this episode I confront my failure to understand how powerfully the lack of exposure to a diversity of experiences hinders the ability of a person to uncover their personal interests and true passions.Different foods, music, art, literature, history, geography, cultures, etc., provides us the opportunity to begin to understand ourselves better.
How do you know that you like to eat chocolate? You ate it and you liked it. It is the same with any experience in life. Is that your passion? Try it and find out.
You must immediately expand your horizons!
1) Read, listen, watch, and learn about everything “new” that you can. These experiences will enrich you intellectually, emotionally and psychologically.
2) Get out into the world (physically or virtually via the Internet).
3) Do things you have never done (or at least read about them and think about them). You don’t know that you “hate” something unless you have actually tried it.
Depriving yourself of the glorious wonder that this planet holds is cruel. You deserve to absorb as much of what this world has to offer as anyone else. Make that happen.
CAUTION: As you increase your exposure to these new ideas and experiences, you may face criticism [...]