Your Passions are the things that add joy and zest to your life. It’s often said that they’re what make life worth living.
As you look to the future, you want to ask yourself: How can I arrange my life so that I’m engaging with my Passions as much as possible?
Doing so will ensure life is enjoyable, interesting and fulfilling. And if you’re wise and fortunate enough to align your career around your Passions, you’re much more likely to be successful, too. Waking up in the morning to do what excites you is the ultimate life “win”.
Similar to your Values, Passions are unique to the individual. There is likely no one else in all the world with the exact same combination of likes and interests as you.
As such, be painfully honest with yourself as you follow the exercises in Stage 1 of The Better Path, which are geared to identify your core Passions. Don’t worry if yours are very different from what’s ‘popular’. Don’t worry about being judged. Take the time to answer truthfully and accurately.
If you do, you’ll be able to use the results as a powerful decision-making resource. If instead you let your answers be swayed by what others think, you’ll get results optimized for their tastes, not yours.