I am 32 and haven’t found my passion yet. And you know what, it’s ok.
If you haven’t faced this question head on in your life at least once, then my friend- I SALUTE YOU. If you have found your passion in life ( both personal and professional) and are working solely towards making it a success, then OMG- adopt me now. Because I am 32, and I haven’t found my passion yet. I don’t know if I want to be an entrepreneur or the world’s best rapper or have a successful YouTube channel, I wanna do them all. And guess what, if you are in the same mind space as me, trust me — its completely ok.
It took me a long time to come to peace with myself and my continuous search for passion. I have friends who have such singular focus towards their ambition and career goals — its astounding. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I lack ambition or perseverance or aspiration- but I don’t exactly know which direction to point it to. Is it ok to have your passion change every single day? Is it ok to be enamoured by the success of your colleagues and choose their path? Is it ok to take some time off to think about the eternal question of life? And most importantly, is it ok to not find your passion and maybe, just maybe not live an extraordinary life? Is it ok to not be a legend in this life?
But the point is — I never or rather have never stopped trying to find out what exactly my passion is. And that’s what makes it ok. You might want to be one thing today and the complete opposite tomorrow, and continue spinning this wheel- you are gaining so much knowledge in the process and that is worth a lot of value. Many would argue that being a Jack of all trades and a master of none shouldn’t be a philosophy that must be practiced, but here’s the change that works for me: Knowledge of all trades and gearing towards mastering one/more. More times than one, people like you and me will be able to morph into any role given to us with practice and a bit of ease. That is a decent skill to have and hon- for making a living is not possible through just one tap, eh?
The point I am desperately trying to make is- don’t give up, keep trying. It might hit you like a lightning bolt — but you have to prepared and work towards it. Not all of us are born alike and as flimsy logic as that sounds , just think about it for a second. It’s ok to live a full life, just not one of quiet desperation. In the quest for ultimate passion and career growth, enjoy the little fruits of your labor across various branches for when you add all of them up, you’ll say to yourself, “ That’s not a bad life at all.”
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