Passion is a notion that’s often overrated, as we place too much emphasis on it being the foundation of our happiness and livelihood, leaving many of us feeling unfulfilled or questioning the path we chose, as it’s not seen as our ‘life’s passion’. But this is not to say that having a passion is not important because we should fill our time with something that feeds purpose into our lives, whether it's a career or hobby.
A healthier and more realistic way to approach this topic is to consider our need to ‘cultivate’ our passion rather than to ‘find’ it. Those who have a passion are lucky, but at the end of the day, no one is destined to do anything. The key is to explore your interests and to nurture any passions that may arise from them.
Don’t know where to start? Find a quiet space, sit down, and write down answers to the below questions to get your mind on the right path to exploring your passion!
Welcome back to Mandy's In-House Notes, a twice-monthly column touching on all things brand-building, entrepreneurship and female-empowerment related, from the mind of Mandy Pao.
This week, we're talking about the power of using the right data to inform your design process.
Author: Mandy Pao, Founder and Creative Director, Eloquence International
Cover image: Jezael Melgoza via Unsplash
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Most importantly, we need to search for it. If you’re lucky, you’ll find not just a job or career but a mission.
Cover image source: Liz and Mollie
Author: Pin Cher, Career & Clarity Coach
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Author: Ching Lam Ip, Programme & Marketing Lead, Garage Society
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