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10 Easy Questions to Find Your Passion Introduction
10 Easy Questions to Find Your Passion are a list of journal prompts that I’ve created to help you find what you want to do, what makes you happy, and are passionate about.
Recently I was talking to some family about my blogs, and they aren’t always the most supportive people on the planet. Which is fine. That tells me more about their character than it does the quality of my writing. But the thing I learned from their negativity was to articulate that writing is my passion, it is my purpose, and it is what makes me happy. I allowed myself to become really comfortable saying those things to anyone who would ask.
This inspired me to create this list to help you find your passion, what makes you excited, and what makes you happy. I want to see you find that same excitement in whatever you’re passionate about and make that your work.
A wise person once said that if you are passionate about something, you’ll never work a day in your life. That is something I completely agree with, and I want you to find that passion in your life!
10 Easy Questions to Find Your Passion
What was your favorite thing to do growing up?
Think back to your childhood and the thing that brought you the most joy. Was it a hobby, something related to learning?
Write these things down, no matter if they seem insignificant or stupid now. Just write it down and then move on.
When you were a child, what did you dream about doing when you grew up?
We’ve all been asked as children what we wanted to be when we grew up. Did you have one specific goal in mind? Did that change as you grew older? Why did that goal change?
Write it all down.
What is your favorite topic to talk about?
What is the one thing you could talk about forever if you had a listening ear? I would love to talk about my blogs. Being a homemaker, being a prepper, my love of reading, and new recipes I’ve been working on. In fact, I do talk about these things with my husband and friends.
I’m sure that I bore them with certain aspects of it, but I really could talk about all of it all day long, because my blogs are the things I love.
Think about what you love and constantly want to talk about. Write it down.
What do you enjoy doing so much that you lose track of time?
We all get lost in some kind of project, hobby, or the things we absolutely love doing, because time goes by much quicker when we are having fun.
Think about what that specific thing is for you and write it down.
Whose life do you envy the most and why?
Who do you look up to? Want to be like? Why? Think about their work or profession, their personality traits you value, or anything else you envy about them. Why do you want to be like them?
Be honest with yourself on this one, because you’ll learn a lot about your own values when you go back and read this later on, and that will be really helpful to learning more about yourself.
What would you do differently with your education if you had the chance to start over?
Did you drop out of high school or college? Or barely make it through with passing grades? Skip going to college out of high school to work and simply never tried to go to college again? Did you pick the wrong path to a degree you don’t use?
Why did you make these choices originally, and what would you change or do differently if you had the chance? Write it all down and let it out.
If you had 5 minutes and the entire world was forced to listen, what would you say?
Think about what you would tell everyone, that you could easily fill up that five minutes of time with, without struggling or thinking about the time limit.
Write these things down. Whatever you would tell the world, write it down here.
What would you do with your life if you had no fear?
What would life look like for you without fear? What would you be doing? Working, traveling, pursuing a hobby and turning it into a business? Going to (or back) to school to make a career change? The possibilities are endless, and I’m sure you have specific things already going through your mind.
Think about life and what it would look like if fear wasn’t holding you back from anything. Write these things all down, and be detailed with it.
What would you do with your life if you had a guarantee of success?
If failure didn’t exist, what would you be doing? Would you stay where you are, or do something completely different? If it is different, why would you make that choice? Is it fun? Exciting? Challenging? What would make you feel successful?
What would you do with your life if money wasn’t an issue?
Where would you live? What kind of car would you drive? How much money would you be making? Would you be married, in a relationship, or staying single? Where would you go on vacation? How often would you go on vacation?
10 Easy Questions to Find Your Passion Notes
My best advice when answering questions in a journal is to not overthink it. Don’t stress because you don’t have the perfect answer. No one is reading this but you, so be honest with yourself.
When you go back to read it later, do so with an open mind. You don’t need to be your own critic. If you go into it from an objective perspective, you’ll learn more about yourself than you expected.
You don’t have to answer all of these questions at once, or write an entire essay about each one. Keep it simple, unless you want to write more. Writing comes naturally to me, so I can go on forever on all of these questions. But I know that isn’t the case with everyone, and it can become stressful trying to answer questions. If that happens, walk away for a day, and come back to it another time.
Sometimes the best advice is to set a timer. Give yourself 15 minutes to answer one question. Then leave it alone until the next day, and repeat, until you’ve made it through all ten questions.
I’ve gone through all of these questions myself and answered them. The thing I realized is that I was meant to be a writer. I have wanted to do that since I was about fourteen years old. The problem was I had no confidence and lived in survival mode because I was raised by a textbook narcissist. I was always afraid to vocalize anything like that, and I was so good at hiding my truths, that I hid them even from myself for many years.
I always feel like when I develop these journal prompts and go through them myself, I learn more about myself. Or realize that my truths were simply hiding and it is time to let them out and make choices based on that, not what is expected of me anymore. Because doing what is expected isn’t what makes me happy, and I owe it to myself to be happy. You also owe it to yourself to be happy, and live the life you want, and that is exactly what I hope you find through these journal prompts!
10 Easy Questions to Find Your Passion Discussion
Have these 10 Easy Questions to Find Your Passion helped you? Did you struggle with answering any of these questions for yourself? Is there any way that I can support you and help you find your passion? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!