What are you passionate about? You’re told these five words hold the key to a successful career and life purpose. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear.
Terri Trespicio is a branding strategist who helps visionaries, experts, entrepreneurs, and businesses communicate with power and precision across media platforms. She consults with a wide range of experts, everyone from surgeons and social media celebs to startups and brand managers.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
i just think about that we all know the moment we feel passionate, but the thing is, we don't have the clue to be professional with this.
Because there are so many people who feel the same with any field. We unconsciously know that we need to be competitive with others.
And it's the biggest obstacle in our lives.
I think she is saying that if you don't have a passion... just do a bunch of things that pique your interest and provide an opportunity to learn. At the end of the line there will be things you are more pulled towards and those are your "passions."
There is no one solution for all situations. Some people must follow their passion to be happy, some people r motivated by success to be passionate about something, some people just don’t care as long as it is a paycheck—it all comes down to the individual and their mind set. Some people can find passion in what they do even if that was not the initial plan while other can’t.
I think the fundamental message is make the best of what is on your plate. Finding a job where you get pay well and probably in your area of likening/passion/expertise could be harder than years ago. At the end of the day, the bills need to be pay—so any job would be good; and having a mindset to enjoy whatever you can out of your situation is the healthiest and would take you further in life and making ends meet than waiting and being stuck.
It is interesting because today I was writing 3 questions on my whiteboard 1) what is my goal? 2) what is my passion? 3) what is my biggest want in life?
I saw your video and I found that "Passion is a feeling and feelings change" and then I saw another video and I changed the whole question from "What is my passion" to "What is valuable". From past 6 months, I am jobless and before I was working for 10 years out of which 8.5 years I spent in one company. Everything was good even in bad times but things changed and I lost my comfort zone. Honestly, I realized working and stuck in one company for so long was my comfort zone and was a bad idea. But the only thing was holding me back to stay was a job rotation.
In your video, you highlighted same as your mom advice but the only difference is that my job rotation was once imposed and other 3 times was an opportunity.
Today, I am sitting in my room and asking few questions myself and thanks to your video for helping me to change my thought process in my decision making.
I'm a gearhead.
That is my passion.
I'll never be rich, I'll spend my entire life covered in grease, dirt and petroleum products. I'm sore at days end, I'm exhausted and covered in filth every day.
But when I start driving home from work, I turn on the metalhead rock and by the end of three blocks, I've got a smile you could see on Google maps.
My advice to everyone is to find something that you can do that gives you satisfaction at the end of day regardless of how you feel or look. Money is great, but happiness.....
That is the the secret of a lifetime career, and emotional stability.
Jobs may blow, bosses may be pricks, but if you can smile about what you have done on your way home, you are in at the very least a halfway decent place.
Amazing enough, this also applies to every aspect of your life. Thonk about it....
Thank you for posting this. Maybe "passion" is the wrong word. How 'bout "interest". What "interests" you? What are you "interested" in? If you were interested in helping resource-poor people get access to quality healthcare, would it be better for you to take a job working for a non-profit bringing health clinics to rural India, or would it be better for you to take some meaningless editor job at Martha Stewart?
God that's really so true ! I dont have any freaking idea about what my passion is but honestly i have tons of things that I want to learn and all , and everytime my friends mention their specific goal this passion monster wakes up and haunts me😌
we ask teenagers to make a life altering decision ... when they are teenagers. When getting up on time is a challenge and thinking things through is a biological incapability of teenagers. It took me until I was 30 and a huge student loan to figure it out.
When it comes to my daughter, I will be telling her to take a gap year or two and figure it out. Because when it comes to jobs, its the worst bits you need to make sure you can live with rather than the best. The best bits get you out of bed in the morning but if you can't live with the worst, you'll fail.
This has changed my life. I was so stuck with the process of following passion that I actually forgot I am now continuing it just coz I have made some image of myself that how passionate I am coz people have been giving my examples. Whereas I know I hardly enjoy doing it with the same zeal now and getting attracted to new but I shut down myself saying don't get distracted you passionate lady.
Lovely video content! Sorry for butting in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you thought about - Chiveard Discovering Potential Framework (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is a good exclusive guide for finding your true calling and achieving success minus the headache. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my cousin after many years got amazing success with it.
There are those who seek money. They meassure thei'r amount of success by the amount of money they make and by the amount of people they impress. Next, there are people who meassure thei'r success by the amount of help they can offer to others.
And then there are those who don't. There are people who don't care about thei'r resume. They don't want to earn tonns of money, they are happy to earn enough to live. And they also don't want to dedicate thei'r time to being usefull or helpfull. And there's nothing wrong with that, not everyone needs to be helpfull or money driven. The thing is, there is no right or wrong way. If you are sadisfied with what you are doing, you are doing the right thing. If you are unsatisfied you need to change.
This actually really helped me a lot! Now that I think of it, I've been chasing this "dream" so hard it was taking over my entire life and stressing about it so much I might have been quite unpleasant to be around. Hearing this talk made me come to a lot of realizations - I've been working with my "dream" but I'm not actually happy, only stressed out. I'm feeling as if I have no free time because I focus too much on "getting better" in my career so I can come even further. I realize my free time should be my passion and stop trying to chase it in what I do for work. :)
no i don't like it, basically you're affirming that it's ok to settle for less than who we could be . it's ok if there's nothing you can do about it, but on the other hand if you know what you should be doing or have at least a smaaal idea about it and you're not doing it because of society (how they would see you and what they may think about you) because changing your life requires you to get out of the race for a moment (and this moment might be a long time) so that you can focus only on yourself and hence other will have a low opinion of you, but it's ok because you know where you're headed and you're the only one who can see the bigger picture .
i mean, i believe that you have just one life to live, and there's nothing worse than feeling and believing that at some point in your life you could have changed it but you settled for less than who you could be, you didn't live to your potential and now it's too late to do anything about it (you don't wand to feel that)
You don’t know that you’re passionate about something until you get out of your “comfort zone” and go out and do it. That’s when you’ll realize your full potential and later become more passionate about what you do because you know you worked for it.
Well I turned down a full time job to stick to my two flexible part time jobs which allowed me to work on my business. I wanted the full time for security but felt that I would rather risk and bet on myself than put in more hours for full time. So in my case I had two risk to asset lol. The full time could’ve helped me gain more experience in my business but I preferred to just get mentors instead which is more beneficial.
Meaning of life is to live it. I asked a lot of old people for advice and they keep telling me to experience everything, explore all aspects of life and be happy. Stop saying you need passion in order to have “purpose”. Your interests even change as you age. Its not that deep.. just live life.
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