Do you want to find a career, volunteer work, or a hobby that is completely fulfilling? You can and will figure out what it is that makes you happy, what truly makes you feel like it’s not even work at all. It just takes a bit of ingenuity and patience.
Look Into Your Past
You may forget that you have been passionate about various things at different points in your life. You might have to look back as far as your childhood, but take out those old diaries/journals or think back to the past when you found great joy in something. It does not have to be the most practical thing in the world. Even if you can’t do it as a career, you can see what it was that you loved so much and adapt it to a project or path that you take on today.
If you like to envision things to bring them into reality, try putting together a vision board. You can manifest an amazing path for yourself by cutting or printing out images to place on your board. Start out with one idea and see where this leads you. You’re sure to find some surprises along the way, and your next prospective career! This is a task that is perfect for daydreaming.
Making a Leap
If your current job is far from inspiring, or even feels stifling or difficult for you in some way, it may be time to make a serious change. Don’t be afraid of moving forward. Not sure what to do? Just pick up any activity or direction and go with it. There is a process that involves a lot of trial and error. Keep your current career until you have something solid, unless you have the means and desire to stay at home for a while.
Research Up a Storm
You should be doing a ton of research to find a passion to latch onto. This can include going to networking events, shadowing someone who is in a career position you think you’d like, taking on volunteer opportunities in your field(s) of choice, watching or going to seminars, or interviewing people in the field. Start with your family, friends, neighbors, or people who you encounter at work in your neighborhood.
It’s not a race, and you don’t need to do all of this work at once. However, you want to keep up the momentum, so you don’t lose hope or motivation. Set manageable goals for yourself to find your life’s calling and dream job. For instance, if you want to become a yoga instructor, set a deadline for making calls and signing up for training. Most important of all, it should never feel like a chore. It’s going to be hard and challenge you, but your true calling will lead you to greater joy and a sense of purpose.