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How To Uncover Your Passion

Mar 28, 2022

 

HOW TO UNCOVER YOUR PASSION

I was recently asked this exact question, How do you uncover your passion? Now, the key is in the question itself. Uncover, right? So you know that something is covering it up. You know that everybody has a passion for something. Everybody is passionate about something. Everybody has something that they love and that they wish they were doing, or that their soul feels completely aligned with. But we have covered it up, so how do we uncover it? Well, if you want to uncover it, you have to know what is covering it up in the first place. So let's go through some of those things. What is covering up your passion?

One of the things that cover up a lot of people's passions is other people's opinions. You might have a passion for something, but you have so much noise from other people that you squash it down and you put it right down to bed, because of the fear of being judged, the fear of people's opinions around that. I want you to think about other people's opinions, other people's talk about things that you are passionate about.

On the other hand, you might not even know what your passion is. And that is absolutely fine. If you don't know what your passion is, I want you to spend some time with yourself, away from the noise.

What else is covering up your passion?

1 - Other people's opinions.

2 - social media.

3 - society.

4 - Who we surround ourselves with.

5 - What you are reading and consuming and watching on TV.

THE NOISE - So I want you to think about the noise basically around you. The noise that is covering up your passion. People, people's opinions, social media, the things you listen to, the things you read, and the people around you. All of those things that are constantly coming into you, are all having a huge impact on covering up a passion that you might have. It's covering up something that you know deep down is your passion already, but you feel unsafe to release it because there is so much pushing it down. Or there is so much noise it's completely drowned it out, that you don't even know what it is yet.

So many people struggle with this, given the society and world we live in today. We have so much noise coming in. Don't feel like you're on your own if you don't know what your passion is. I've been there. I had no idea. I had loads of noise coming in pre-COVID and really didn't know what I wanted to do. I had it when I went and worked in finance, which was a job that was not suited to me, but I had so many people telling me that it was a really great job, stable, great for the money, I should do it. So I completely pushed down everything that I was interested in, all my passions, and listened to everybody else and I went and did something that I was not aligned with. 

So how do you get rid of the noise that is covering up your passions?

You have to get quiet. You have to listen to yourself and not to all the noise around you. How do I listen to myself? Now, there are a few ways, and they're not necessarily going to be that popular on this video, but sitting in silence, meditation, or just sitting in silence, whatever you want to call it, sitting with your thoughts.

1. Meditation

2. Journaling

3. Life coaching

4. Therapy

Basically, listening to yourself. You are never going to really know what your passion is unless you listen to yourself. It is in there somewhere, what you are passionate about, or you already know it, but you don't know how to get it out. The biggest bit of advice I can give to you on that question, on how to uncover your passion is... LISTEN TO YOURSELF.

You have the answer. You know yourself better than anybody else in this world, but you're just not listening to yourself. So do yourself this service, start listening to yourself, and I promise you it will take you in beautiful directions. Places you didn't even know were possible. So I'll repeat it again. You can spend time in meditation, you can spend time journaling, you can spend time with a life coach or a therapist, but you basically need to spend time listening, or writing down, or seeing your own thoughts and understanding yourself better. That is how you will uncover your passion.

I hope this was helpful. You can see more of this on my blog or contact me there. I'd love to hear from you. My website is www.alicerickard.com. If you want any journal prompts around this, you can check out The Journal Workout at www.thejournalworkout.com. Have a wonderful day.

 

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