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How do I find my passion?

Asked Charlotte, North Carolina

I plan on majoring in Computer Science next fall. I find this subject interesting and like learning about all subjects in school (math, English, science, etc), but I am not sure what I am passionate about any of these things.

Some people want to change the world through politics or help those in need and are guided by their love for these things in their career. I enjoy subjects, but my interest is only due to curiosity and not love or motivation.

I am also a musician, and I find when I write songs I can't think of any lyrics. I can write tunes, but there are no feelings to guide the songwriting process.

Any thoughts?

#carrier #future

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Natasha’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Identifying what you like is the 1st step.

The rest will come as you discuss and look at ways to learn more on the subject. Its also important that you are able to get different views and be able to also hear a point of view that is different from you. Passion is also a emotion you bring to the subject/topic. So the short answer is Listening is the 2nd step.

the 3rd step which is the continuous process is as you become an expert you will gain confidence and that also brings about passion as you will talk with conviction.

Jackie’s Answer

Updated Bedminster Township, New Jersey

Knowing your passion isn’t easy, especially if you’re good at multiple things. Working in a intern/coop may help you find it. It took me a few years after I started working to find mine. I realized my most enjoyable work was solving problems.

Heidi’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

I don't know if you "find" passion as much as you "feel" passion. What interests make you smile? What interests would make you want to get out of bed every day and be excited about participating in?

I personally enrolled in college with no clear direction of what I wanted to do with my life. It wasn't until freshman orientation, where they walked through all of the degree options, that it finally clicked. I heard them say a degree that filled me with excitement, it finally made sense, I had a direction. I tell you this to say that we all find our passion at different times and in different ways.

One of the best ways to witness what passion looks like is to surround yourself with people who are living examples.  Associate with—and be inspired by—men and women who are inspired by their work. You never know what might trigger your true excitement!

I wish you the best of luck in your search and I hope you find something that excites your soul!

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