In our modern society we have so many options, but in addition to these choices, we have growing demands in so many aspects of our busy lives. These overwhelming choices can interfere with our efficiency and our performance, causing many people to experience an undeniable discrepancy between the time they spend working and the money they earn. This discrepancy can cost us essential elements of our lives—like discovering and nurturing what you are most passionate about in your day to day existence. Therefore, your passion could unfortunately be a part of your hidden potential.
Our passions often manifest during childhood and are pursued through our imaginations and our endless hours devoted to playing. Sometimes we stumble upon those things we are passionate about as we age, but frequently need to put them aside for more practical things like work and creating a family. Children are free to actively pursue the things that interest them, but as they age they are encouraged to go after more practical pursuits often putting their passion aside. However, it isn’t impossible or impractical to continue to explore and follow your passion even as you age. Doing what you love even as a hobby can go a long way towards living an enjoying and fulfilling life. There was a time when people weren’t encouraged to follow or even consider passion when living their lives. Survival was the most important and that often meant working from sunup to sundown with only room for sleeping and eating. Hobbies and passion weren’t discussed or even considered since there was no room for such frivolous past times.
Along the way great societal changes came along, like the Industrial Revolution or the advent of technology. As a result we no longer had to toil as hard just to survive. Many of us now have the luxury of working forty hours a week (give or take) and having weekends off to relax, vacation or discover and pursue our passions. In our overly-scheduled lives this may not seem like much, but any time spent actively seeking your heart’s desire is better than no time at all. Over the years, we often forget the passions of our childhood or even those we had found later in life. Discovering our passion is the first step to pursuing it. If you’re unsure how to go about discovering your passion, this book provide you steps to send you in the right direction and gives you practical examples and ideas on how to follow your passion and make a living from it as well as how to achieve your true potential.