"We create our fate every day we live." Henry Miller
I used to think that I had to know what I wanted for the rest of my life. I used to feel like I had to jump to the end game, the goal immediately. I quit a number of jobs because they didn't feel 100% right to me. I didn't feel a passion for them. I had to do banal things that didn't feel like I was getting anywhere.
Then I decided to settle a bit and do the uncomfortable things that didn't seem like they were getting me closer to my passion. I discovered that, incrementally, I was learning things about myself, gaining new insights, setting new goals, and finding joy in ways I didn't expect.
I was listening to a video today that included Tony Robbins and several other famous, successful people. They each said, "I work all the time, but I never work. When you are following your passion, work does not exist."
Great, I thought, what if you don't know what your passion is in order to follow it? What if every time you think something out there might be your passion, you try it, and it doesn't fulfill you? What if you have myriad interests and haven't been able to choose something that makes you feel alive?
I'm not sure it's that easy for everyone to just "follow your passion" and "you'll never work a day in your life."
Maybe some of us need to take some time in the trenches to figure out our passion. Maybe some of us don't ever find our passion. Maybe some of us don't have a passion. I would love to hear YOUR opinion on the subject!