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Steps to Evolving a Passion and Making it Work

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Don't have an inferno of passion driving your actions yet? Don't worry about it. Most people I know don't. And if you are under thirty, you are probably in the overwhelming majority.The first steps is to simply invest your energy into whims. Those little sparks of interest where you don't know enough to make them a passion. Ben Casnocha calls this seeking randomness. For me, it has been a process of finding my intuition and using it to make small investments in things that are potentially interesting. According to Scot H Young this means reading different books, taking on different activities and meeting different people. Broad associations give a lot of chances to stumble on a passion that can work.

After exposing yourself to a lot of randomness, you need to cultivate the successes. Build upon the little sparks of interest that comes by your life. If you read a book about physics and like the subject, try taking physics class. If you enjoy some basic programming try a small software project.Cultivating whims and exploring new passions requires time. One of the reasons I've placed such an emphasis on productivity with myself, is that without it I couldn't explore these options.If your interests are genuine and worth exploring, it shouldn't be too difficult to eliminate the non-essentials. Distractions such as television, excess internet usage and video games only take a bit of conditioning to free up. The hard part is reallocating time you don't believe is yours.

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