Trying To Find Your Passion?

Well...stop. Do this instead.

a ball following the road to curiosity with a flagpole at the end of the road labeled as "passion".

TL;DR: Drop the pursuit of passion & follow your curiosity instead.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

I think it’s safe to say many of us got asked this question as a kid. I know I did 👋 .

I have toiled with the answer ever since being asked this question. But, in the end, I didn’t know the answer (and still don’t).

The thing is…I’ve never taken opportunity costs well.

I’ve always been hyperaware of two things:

  1. opportunity costs

  2. The fact that I am not aware of all my options to make an informed decision

So in College, it was paralyzing to choose one thing I wanted to do as a career, knowing it would impact the entire trajectory of my (one) life.

There was only one thing I could do. I had to find something I enjoyed doing or learning about.


To choose to do something I’m passionate about for work would be the ideal choice. As they say: “Do something you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

The problem is - how do you know or find out what your passion is?

This has always been super frustrating for me.

My problem? I never truly expanded my horizon to learn what my passion was or wasn’t in the first place.

I kind of always kept doing the same things.


It turns out you can’t typically “find” passion, especially without exploration.

You have to experience life. And, sometimes, something one day grabs hold of all your attention.

So the key to this problem is that it doesn’t make sense to try and find passion at all. Instead, be curious.

Lean in on your curiosities and follow that path. That’s the reframe.

It’s a mindset shift, but ask yourself on a frequent cadence:

What am I curious about?

So, tell me. What have you been exploring lately? Let me know in the comments 👇

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