You may think that finding your “passion” or your “purpose” is everything you need to create your dream life.
But the thing is, finding your “passion” (passions, actually, you probably have many) isn’t an easy task for some.
That’s how they end up postponing their dreams and their wellbeing; because they haven’t “found” their “passion” yet.
They never start creating a good life.
Instead, they wait for inspiration to strike. And for life to magically show them the way.
It happened to me.
Last year I finally realized I didn’t like my life, and I focused all of my efforts on finding a new career I was passionate about.
But, by focusing so hard on it, I became desperate. Then I started to realize many things in my life weren’t “ideal.”
For example, I acknowledged my anxiety was rampant and that I needed to do something about it.
Plus, I lacked clarity; I didn’t understand myself very well.
That’s how I realized I could work on several factors of my life, step by step, to create a great environment that allowed me to explore life with the right state of mind.
Today I’m here to show you there are ways to start improving your life today without changing careers or finding a passion.
This article tackles two crucial points:
1. First, “following your passion” or “finding your purpose” isn’t everything you need to create a dream life.
Yes, it does play an important role, but there are many things you can do to create your dream life while you explore your passions.
3. Second, there’s no need to wait to start improving other aspects of your life.
Come on board. You can start creating your dream life today.
The Philosophy of This Approach
You don’t have to find what you want to do with your future to create your dream life.
Life is more than a career.
Also, please don’t put that much pressure on your work; don’t think it has to pay the bills, give you a comfortable life, make you happy and, on top of that, make you feel fulfilled and full of purpose.
Don’t think that finding the perfect job will make you happy if there are other things you need to work on.
Instead, start trying new things and saying yes to things that take you out of your comfort zone (in the right way).
Follow your gut.
When you do so in a smart way, you’ll stumble upon changes that will tell you you’re on the right path (or not!)
Trying new things can only give you two results:
- You “fail,” aka, you receive feedback from that experience and say, “Nope, not for me.”
- You discover amazing things and light your way.
I am a huge believer in clarity; when you’re clear about what you want, it’s easier to take action.
But I also believe in trial and error; sometimes you have no choice but to try different things until you find a gold mine.
You can take small steps in the dark that’ll eventually make you either light up the tunnel and see where you are or get out of the dark.
You can also improve other areas of your life, like your relationships, your home, and your health.
Or explore things, activities, places, hobbies.
Doing so will ultimately give you clarity and help you identify some of your purposes (you don’t have only one purpose; you have many).
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Read Before You Start
Sometimes (most times), there’s no “easy way out of life’s problems.”
Also, there’s nothing wrong with wanting an easy way out. Who doesn’t want that from time to time?
However, that’s not always possible.
Even though there are tips and tricks, like the ones I show you here, every one of them requires commitment and willingness.
Don’t think you can change your life, or create your dream life, without putting in a ton of effort.
Examine yourself and get ready to commit.
How To Create Your Dream Life Without Finding Your Passion First
Examine your life
Take a hard look at things you do regularly.
To do so, make a list of 10 things you do consistently, no matter if they’re “right” or “wrong.”
Then, ask yourself why you do them, and again, be honest. Try to get to the root of it.
For instance, if you wrote “work” in that list, ask yourself why you work.
Is it only to pay the bills? Is there something else?
Take your time and get to the root of it.
Identify the things you like and want to keep
Analyze your life and select the things (also, people) you want to keep.
Embrace the power of exceptional habits
Habits are micro-actions you perform semi-automatically and regularly that, after a set period, bring significant results.
Read about the routines and habits of happy people. Pick up a few and try them yourself.
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There are many great habits people swear by, like:
- journaling, because it’s incredibly therapeutic;
- reading nonfiction, because it lets you learn from other people’s mistakes and experiences;
- meditation, because it increases your focus, improves your brain and so much more;
- yoga, because it improves respiration, energy, and vitality.
Know these habits aren’t for everybody. If one of them doesn’t work for you, there’s no need to be frustrated.
However, give the best of you every time and with each one of them.
Don’t just say they didn’t work because you tried them once or twice.
Commit to them and keep this in mind: there must be something extraordinary about them if so many people practice them, right? You don’t want to miss out.
Start one of them for a week or two, and see how you feel.
Reverse engineer interesting lives
I’d say this is one of the most fun parts.
Pay close attention to everything around you.
Of all the people you know, who lives a more exciting life? Be honest and identify the ones that go with your personality the most.
Follow your gut. You don’t have to know precisely why you’re so drawn to those lives. You’ll figure it out eventually.
Then read the stories of those people.
- How did they get to where they are?
- How can you follow their path?
- Which steps can you take soon to start moving towards that direction?
Use the magnificent power of the internet to do proper research about those steps.
If you’re interested in someone who works in marketing, for instance, how can you start learning about that topic?
You can browse interesting and unexpensive courses on Udemy or Skillshare, start learning, and see if it feel right.
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Even though I deeply believe in clarity to create your dream life, it’s sometimes hard to accomplish if you’re not taking action.
Life is an experiment; everything you do is you trying to prove a hypothesis.
If you think you’d be a great dancer, but you try dancing and realize it’s not for you, you’ve done an experiment to put an idea to the test.
There’s no failure; there’s only feedback.