It is impossible to avoid. It stalks your every move. It haunts your dreams, daydreams, and nightmares.
And what is this demon you may ask? The dreaded question. The question that begins to gnaw at the back of your mind beginning in high school.
“What is your passion?” — which inherently translates to: “What were you put on this earth to do?” “What will make you feel fulfilled?” “What will be you contribution to the human race?”
Has anyone in the history of forever actually discovered the answer to this question? (Not posthumously!) Does a One True Passion even exist? It is easy to look back on influential people’s lives and say: “Yes! That was their passion! That was their calling! They were so lucky to know what they wanted to do with their life.”
But do these people just wake up one day and know what they’re meant to do with their lives? No, I don’t think so. We put so much pressure on ourselves to hone in on that One True Passion that we miss so much along the way. The people who appear to live the most passionate lives are not constantly worrying about finding their “passion” or missing out on their one true calling. They are just living and striving to be their most authentic selves.
So, what does that mean for you? For me, it means changing the way I think about life and the future. If I am constantly living ten years from now instead of the present, I am not truly living. I choose to live in the here and now, embracing each day and the unique opportunities it brings. Join me?