Why you’ll never find your true passion


Are you trying to find your true, lasting passion?

I hate to break it to you, but you’re never going to find it.

Go ahead. Try to find it. Prove me wrong. I’ll wait…

Still looking?

That’s because it isn’t out there. Anywhere.

Not for long anyway. Sure, you might bounce around from one shiny object to the next, but those moments of impassionment (yes I made up that word) are fleeting at best…

Passion isn’t something we find. It’s a state of being.

It’s something we BRING to whatever we do.

It doesn’t exist in some external thing.

Sure, certain external things might arouse that passionate flame inside us. But it’s when we reverse this equation that we put ourselves in the driver’s seat…

Instead of waiting for something to set your passion aflame, YOU do the lighting up first.

The pilot light is in your soul. Not in the thing.

Here’s a match.

Hang on a second. I’m standing back…

HT: Marie for the inspiration.

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