How to find & follow your passion | TED-Ed Student Talks

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Where does our passion come from?

Are you feeling lost and wondering how to find your passion? What is the one thing that drives you to reach your goal? In fact, many of us have experienced this state of being confused, stuck and not moving. Surprisingly, all have had a similar situation to yours.

Let us understand the next step that will lead you to your goal. What is your passion? Passion comes with action. A strong driving force, something which you really like to do. The activity that takes out your time without getting bored or forcing yourself to do it.

For example, Tim was good at writing and always ace at school and became the top student with the best essays. But his interest grew in creating new ideas and drawing to the point where he sacrificed his time and put all his skills into learning how to draw, leading him to build sustainable architecture homes.

Passion will drive you no matter the situation or circumstance. It will push you hard enough to achieve those goals. One of my favorite quotes is, “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey.

Firstly, let us take a look at how we can find that passion and reconnect with our purpose in life. Remember, we are all made differently and have our own innate abilities. However, we can always learn how to improve our skills and refine them for our goals in life.

How do we lead and bring out the energy that drives us towards that goal?

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind while pursuing your passion

  • What is the favorite thing you like to do?
  • What is that one thing you take out time to do every day?
  • What is the topic that keeps you talking with your friends and family?
  • If you had one chance, what would be that one thing you would spend doing?
  • Who is the mentor you admire the most?
  • If an opportunity comes, where you have 5 minutes to talk about your passion to your mentors. What would you say?

It takes time to understand what you are passionately excited about. Yes, sometimes we get scared thinking about it, but if we do not try or take that step, we will never find out. We all have that inner voice that pushes us on what to do. Give it a chance, and you will see how your life will change. You are the writer of your own story, so take a leap of faith and be comfortable in developing it.

Confidence also plays a significant role in pursuing the calling. Often, we see that others’ opinions influence us, or we may feel stuck. We cannot express ourselves freely because of so many reasons. Have you ever felt this way? Where there is no space for you to share and express your ideas freely. Be with those who you can share with or who can give you guidance and positive feedback.

Now, have you heard of TED talks? Ted talks are workshops that help many influential people pursue their dreams and purpose and mould their thoughts into actions. Be proactive, enjoy your daily achievements and never lose track of your purpose and passion. Yes, you might be saying this is not for me at the moment. But have you ever given a thought,” I want to ace my presentation skills in class and be confident with my peers?” Don’t you want your classmates to listen to your ideas and thoughts? You can be that person who can inspire a crowd and an audience.

We at 98thPercentile offer Ted classes that will guide you. Even if you have yet to find something that excites you, you will be able to explore your ideas and thoughts. Discover those ideas, the part that excites you the most. Be in sync with what you want and reach that goal. The need to make these thoughts presentable to an audience or a person. You can learn how to develop it in a presentable manner. Express yourself freely. Get effective feedback. Gain confidence and learn to master Public Speaking. Thus, we encourage you to come and experience and give way to your purpose in life.

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