Finding your passion is difficult in our culture. We are inundated by financially successful people so we are taught that we need to chase the money and everything that goes with it. We are also taught that we need to be “healthy” which now means skinny in our current culture.
Everyone is telling us that we need to reach for success but success is defined by others. The reason that you cannot stick with an exercise program or you cannot seem to build up that nest egg is because you have not internalized the goal. You are doing what others are telling you to do. You need to do things that are of value to you if you want to accomplish anything meaningful.
Why don’t you go and find what drives you? Why don’t you go and find your passion? If you began looking inside you will begin to learn who you are and what drives you.
This will be hard because society calls this selfishness but it is not. What is good for you is good for those around you because you need those around you so it would be a detriment to you if you did anything to hurt others. Plus, no one is going to care about you more than you care about you.
The first step is to begin asking questions. Here are the ones I ask my clients:
What would you do with your time if money did not matter?
How do you want to help someone else?
What dreams did you have as a child?
What hobbies do you have?
What activities do you do that time seems to pass quickly?
Beyond these steps is going out and doing. You need to have experiences to better understand what drives you. The younger you are the harder it is going to be. I look at it like peeling an onion. Each layer you remove is like an experience where you learned a little more about yourself. Each experience gets you closer to the core of who you are.