Having more than a passing interest in an idea or venture plays a key role in whether you would be successful or not. Interest is like a physical manifestation of our inner zeal to do something. Of course, our interest may lie in multiple areas but there is usually that one (in some cases two) thing that we are more focused on. For some, especially those who always have this idea or that and want to try it all, here are ways on how to prioritize and pick the one you should focus on more.
Passion is a vigorous emotion that creates a feeling of intense energy. Passion is a driving force and can help an individual to know who and what s/he is. Most of us have that one thing that gets our blood running and our minds fully engaged. That’s the one we can actually say we are passionate about. Most times, we let of these things, usually due to parental pressure or societal conduct and it is easy to get distracted by what is trending or being talked about. The desire to jump on the bandwagon can sometimes be very tempting. This is not bad, in itself. You can exploit this to find if you are interested.
Explore. Find out things. Do things and you just might find out there is that passion that calls to you and you did not know about before. This helps you to get to have a broad idea of a lot of things, even those you do not spend your time doing.
Do things that really make you feel alive. Be involved in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. We have a finite amount of time during the day and it is advisable to use most of it right. No one has achieved success who did not also manage his/her time well. Do what you love and love what you do. There are many people who want to follow their dreams but only a few are able to do so. Do not be held back by fear. Do not be held by those who say you cannot do it. Believe, love it, do it.
No one has all the answers but some people have gone through the path you are about starting on or are in. These people have experience that you would do well to benefit from as they can point out what to do and what to avoid. There is no need to repeat the mistakes when someone else has already gone through the process. Do not keep your issues or questions to yourself. That passion that interests you might also scare you as the price of failure might be one you are not sure you are willing to pay. Seek guidance. Ask those who have done it before and succeeded. The man who asks directions never gets lost. There are times when it all seems too much. We just want to stop, take a breather and not continue. In these moments, tell yourself that you must keep on. For some, it is due to finding themselves doing things they really are not passion about. This could be for money or to satisfy parental wishes. At a point, do you and never give up. Know if what you are doing is bringing you joy or if you really are just going through the motions. Always remember that giving up solves nothing. Draw up plan, save up and then chase those dreams wholeheartedly.
In conclusion, do not place undue pressure on yourself as you seek that thing which would probably define the rest of your life. Some people find their answers early in life while others find it later. So long you do not give up on yourself, it will come to you.
ARTICLE BY: PRAKALPA G