Make Passion Your Love Language
Passion is a language that allows each of us to express the creativity, individuality, and beliefs within our lives through the interactions we have with each other and the world around us. However, I often hear that many don’t know what their passion is and that they haven’t yet discovered it. My heart breaks to hear this because without passion, life isn’t as rich, meaningful, or fulfilling. Passion contributes an immense amount of purpose to all that we do. Here are some myths to disregard and some ideas on how to narrow in on your true passion.
Myth 1: You can only have one passion.
False. Time and time again, I hear people say that you can only be passionate about one thing or else you will burn out, run yourself dry, or lead an inconsistent life. This lie leaves us feeling unsure about why we feel called to pursue multiple avenues and feeling guilty if our passion changes. Just like you outgrow your clothes, tastes, and interests over time, your passion is no exception. The things that you were passionate about as a child aren’t necessarily going to be what you are passionate about as an adult. Our passions are ever-changing as we discover more about ourselves, encounter different experiences, and gain a larger scope of the world. In fact, it’s not natural to have the same passion for a whole lifetime because as humans, we are designed to grow and evolve. Therefore, allow yourself the freedom to release and accept what comes and goes.
Myth 2: You don’t have a passion.
Everyone has a passion, whether they recognize it or not. Unfortunately, the belief that we don’t have one comes from being silenced. Silence is projected on us by the opinions of others, societal expectations, and a disregard of our intuition. In these situations, eliminate as much outside noise as you can. Start paying attention to the people, places, and things that you are intuitively drawn to, and then begin immersing yourself in them. The more you empower yourself by surrounding yourself with like-minded people and inspiring places, the more confident you will become in your passion pursuit. If you cannot put your finger on what you are being called to do, try a little of everything and take note on what you like or dislike. Eventually you will see a pattern and connect your next steps.
Myth 3: Integrating your passion with your life is not possible.
Sure, there may be some limitations to start. We all have bills to pay, families to provide for, or jobs we cannot just up and leave; however, this doesn’t mean that you should deprive yourself of what you truly want. It’s up to you to get creative on how you can implement your passions into your life! This can take the form of a side hustle, a hobby, or even a volunteer opportunity. Many believe that doing this will drain them of their energy by taking up their limited spare time, but spending extra time doing something you love will, in fact, only enhance your energy. You also never know what connections and opportunities it could lead you to. It’s important to invest time into yourself and make yourself a passion, too!
Ladies, allow your passion to become your love language—speak it, live it, and most importantly, protect it. Remember that expressing your passion will lead you to amazing experiences. It is an emotion to be acted upon, for it is the fuel to action. You will know it’s your passion because you will love it even when you hate it. It’s always worth fighting for and using to pave the path to a better tomorrow. Keep being a champion for your heart’s desires!
Founder of The Passion Warrior Project, Christi Pratte is a multi-passionate lifestyle blogger and advocate for women who are looking to find more self-love and purpose within their hustle. Facebook: “The Passion Warrior Project.” Instagram: @christipratte