How to find what you are interested in?

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” - Ella Jane Fitzgerald

One question that most teenagers/students struggle with is “How to find what you’re interested in?” but to understand this question, we first understand why this happens in the first place

For most of our lives, our decisions are taken by our parents or our teachers, teachers, As Humans we are conditioned to play safe, society rewards mass mentality and despises risk-taking behavior, so when most students graduate they tend to sit for their placements or apply for a job rather than starting a new venture.

So just like our childhood or schools in our jobs most of the decisions are taken by some authority which obstructs the development of decision making.

So naturally, a person who is not used to taking their own decisions will tend to move with the masses and do not self-reflect hence they have a problem finding their interest.

Now that we have an idea as to why you can’t find what you’re interested in, let’s see How can you find your passion.

1. try out new things- expose yourself to different forms of creativity, try it out for some time, see if you are interested in it or not, and if it suits you, you might make a career out of it.

2. Remove the distractions - eliminating all the distractions will lead to help you focus on what’s important, even the slightest of distractions can destroy what you have built over time.

3. Create a list - check out Wikipedia’s list of hobbies, see if you have a past experience in a relevant field, or try something that sounds fascinating.

4.If you find something interesting, find resources for that, Internet has everything, look up tutorials on youtube, fuel your interest, by getting the tools required to pursue that hobby, try it out on weekends.

5. If you are a working professional, take out time after your job to pursue your hobbies, and if you’re a student try out different things, join societies and clubs of your college, find what suits you.

6. Seek help from professionals working in the same field and work under them, with proper guidance you can learn and excel in your desired area of interest.

7. Attend events or competitions relevant to your field, this will help you in connecting with the people who will create an environment of learning the relevant skill, and secondly, you will have a grand image of the particular interest and chances of you leaving that will minimize.

8. finally, be persistent, no hobby can be turned into passion if you seek instant gratification, repetition will hone your skills and you can find your interest.

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