Instead of trying to answer the daunting question of “What’s your passion?” it’s better simply to watch what you do when you’ve got time of your own and nobody’s looking. (Daniel Pink)
It’s easy to think you need to do everything you love for a living. I love outdoor activities like walking, running, mountain biking, hiking, and skiing, but that doesn’t mean you will find me trekking around the world writing articles for Outdoor Magazine as a career.
Here’s a quick exercise to help you think it through:
Write down three personal passions and three vocational passions. How do they align? How do they differ? In what areas of your life do they apply: volunteer work, career, or hobbies?
Our passions are an important part of fulfillment and purpose, but they don’t all need to be a part of our careers.
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