One of the most popular posts on my blog over the years was one I wrote in 2012 called “5 Ways To Feel Fulfilled After Losing Your Passion”. Over the next few months, I want to expand on my original list, share each of the 5 ways to feel fulfilled in more depth and from a newer view point.
Be open to the changes.
You need to be open to the fact that your life isn’t going to necessarily be what you pictured before now. Things are different, and that’s okay.
So far, the other steps I’ve shared have been more action-able, and easier in a lot of ways. But being open to changes? Hard. So many of us have a hard time adapting to change, myself included. Change triggers my anxiety, but it can also foster growth.
Change is scary but thrilling.
The most important thing to remember is that it’s okay that your life won’t look like how you used to picture it. I never pictured myself as a mentor for women, I never thought I would be talking so openly every day about my personal struggles. I thought I was going to spend my life behind the camera and inside magazines and hosting art shows.
As you go along your journey to finding your passion, you as a person will change. Learning about yourself through journaling, helping others, just enjoying life and doing what you love, will cause massive internal shifts. You’ll probably figure out what you value and you’ll learn to appreciate yourself more. You’ll probably have different end goals in your career. Maybe you used to think you would be in an office job, 9-5 until you were 60. Maybe now, you realize your end goal is a location independent lifestyle. Or vice versa.
Try not to judge or doubt where you are headed. Enjoy the ride and let the changes in your mindset, your values, your passions, your career…all facets of your life unfold.
Share in the comments: How have you coped after losing your passion or career goals in life? How have you helped other people or gone out of your way to be kind and helpful?