Derek Sivers

from the book “”:

If you think you haven’t found your passion…

2009-10-16

I hear so many people say, “But I haven’t found my true passion!”

It’s dangerous to think in terms of “passion” and “purpose” because they sound like such huge overwhelming things.

If you think love needs to look like Romeo and Juliet, you’ll overlook a great relationship that grows slowly.

If you think you haven’t found your passion yet, you’re probably expecting it to be overwhelming.

Instead, just notice what excites you and what scares you on a small moment-to-moment level.

If you find yourself diving into a book about programming and playing around with it for hours, go for it! Dive in deeper. Maybe that’s your new calling.

If you keep thinking about doing something big, and you find that the idea both terrifies and intrigues you, it’s probably a worthy endeavor for you.

You grow by doing what excites you and what scares you.