Hey everyone! Before we get into today’s post, I just wanted to say: I’m really sorry this post took so long. I wanted to make sure it was relatable, and realistic, and true. All of these things took time, and because I’ve been so busy with school and preparation for exams and dance shows, things have been hectic and it’s been hard to squeeze in the time for some blogging.
Anyway, today I will be sharing the second post in my ‘Being Brilliant’ series, which is inspired by the book The Art of Being Brilliant. If you missed my first post in the series, then you can find it here, and if you want some more information on the series then check out the introduction post I did. Now let’s get started with today’s post!
So last time I talked about the priceless gift of life. I also listed 10 things I’m grateful for, but take for granted. (One of the activities in the book.)
In this post I want to share my views on one of the main themes in the book – finding a passion. As the book says: once you’ve found your passion, you’re good to go. If you work hard at your passion you’ll get a job you love, and that pays well. You can have great life opportunities, and one day maybe meet your dream partner…
The trouble for me is… I haven’t found my passion yet.
There are lots of things I’m good at: golf, dance, writing, violin, piano, French horn, annoying my brother, sleeping, baking, computing, procrastinating, etc.
And there are lots of things I enjoy: golf, dance, writing, violin, piano, French horn, annoying my brother, sleeping, baking, computing, procrastinating, etc.
And maybe one day, one of these things will be my passion.
But at the moment, I’m not sure.
I might be wrong, but to me, if I don’t totally love what I’m doing, then it’s not my passion. (I know, I know, I have a completely fixed mindset. This is something the book talks about! I’ll expain it in depth in another post.)
I adore playing instruments. I love writing (why else would I start a blog?). I play golf regularly. I enjoy spending time at dance class.
But sometimes instrument practice is just a bit… well, tedious.
Sometimes I just don’t feel like going down to the range and hitting some golf balls.
Sometimes I don’t feel like rehearsing my dance routines. (It’s funny – I always get excited about going to the actual class but I never practice at home. Is this weird?)
You eagle eyes out there may have noticed I never mentioned the times when I don’t feel like blogging.
That’s because there aren’t any.
So yes, sometimes I feel uninspired and have to go for a few days (maybe even a few weeks) without blogging at all, until I find a topic I’m comfortable with writing, and that I can write about honestly. But there are never really times when I don’t want to blog – especially if I have a new idea for a post.
Does this mean blogging/writing is my passion…?
I’ve always loved writing. Even when I was little it was still my favourite subject at school. (Except for lunch. Yes, that’s right, lunchtime was a subject for me…) When I was about 7 I entered a poetry competition and won. I was so pleased and had fantasies about becoming a world-famous author.
These days I’ve realized that there is more to writing than being an author. You get bloggers, travel journalists, newspaper folk, email-writers (is that a job…?), etc.
But I still don’t know what I want to do when I’m older.
That’s another query of mine is: what is my dream job?
Being a blogger? Or something else…?
Just an incomplete thought. Please feel free to tell me in the comments below if you’ve found your passion or not, and if so – how did you know?
Thank you so much for reading, it is much appreciated. The third post in the series will hopefully be out soon!
Incomplete Thinker xx