Nature or Nurture? How will you identify your passion?

I was recently reading Vogue’s profile on Maye Musk, an award winning business woman with three degrees under her belt, including two masters, who is also a famous sexagenarian model.

Raised by brilliant and adventurous parents, Musk has lived in three different countries, been married, then divorced and raised her children as a single mother while building her successful company.

Modelling was Musk’s side hustle but has developed into a platform from which she is committed to showing the world that beauty goes beyond age and stereotypes.

Her now famous hashtag #justgettingstarted captures the essence of Musk’s entrepreneurial spirit and as I read about her three children who are also creating great change in the world, particularly her son Elon, I reflected on how some people are fortunate enough to be born with an inherent sense of drive and purpose, whereas others – like me – take a long time to find their passion.

For those of you who haven’t yet found the creative or business pursuit that brings you alive, start by asking yourself:

  • If money was no object, how would I spend my time?
  • What could I do every day and never get bored?
  • What did I excel at in school?
  • What topics am I curious about? What do I never tire of reading about?
  • Am I introverted or extroverted?
  • Do I prefer structure and processes or do I like life unfolding organically?

Write down your responses and look for common threads so you can start experimenting and figuring out what really brings you pleasure.

After doing the above process a few years ago I realised that I enjoy reading about personal development techniques, I like structure and routine and I love writing. Over time it became evident that writing short blogs that offer people practical tips to improve their life is the perfect fit for me.

The above process sounds simple but it works. And once you start asking yourself these questions and finding answers, little synchronicities or suggestions will begin to present themselves to you – all you need to do is follow your intuition and accept the opportunities as they arise. Slowly you will begin creating a life you love.

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Nature or Nurture? How will you identify your passion?
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