Last week I shared this and asked folks to think about where it is they want to be in life, but aren’t just yet…
But what if you feel that stress about where you are, while you’re still unsure of where you want to be?
Most of us have heard the saying, “follow your passion.” That’s great advice if you know what your passions are. But for those of us who don’t… what are we to do? Just stand still? I think not!
The lovely author of Eat, Pray, Love (and numerous other books), Elizabeth Gilbert, wrote about this on her website and I thought it would be great to share here.
“Follow your passion” might not be the most helpful advice to send out into the world. So, what can we use instead?
How about “follow your curiosity?” Isn’t everyone curious about something from time-to-time? The next time you feel that, stop for a moment. What is it exactly that made you curious? Think about it. Ask about it. Read about it. Interact with it. Have patience and take your time. Those natural curiosities are what will lead you to your passions. Follow them with the same devotion you’d follow the smell of fresh-baked cookies! (Or is that just me?)
This week we’re also focusing on the Includer Strength. I wonder what might pique the curiosity of an Includer? Perhaps activities that allow for collaboration with others and working in teams. Perhaps something that involves helping others, or providing a voice to those who have none. Most likely, it will be activities that have a positive vibe or outcome.
The next time you feel that spark of interest, stop for a moment and think that it might be trying to take you somewhere important. And follow your curiosity!