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Pursuing Your Passions: Tapping into Your Natural Skills

by Paul Osei-Owusu

Pursuing your passions and tapping into your natural skills can be the key to true satisfaction. I am atypical of an individual that is lost and filled with unfulfillment. A sense of being stuck in life. I assume I am not alone.

In my last blog post, ‘Realistic Vision: How to Distinguish Dreams from Fantasies’, I shed light on the crucial difference between dreams and fantasies. How it is essential for personal growth and success.

The post delved into how dreams are achievable goals rooted in our passions, while fantasies represent unrealistic desires. But unfortunately, I got far too carried away the more I researched the area.

I am bringing the focus back to you and me in this post. And share how we can tap into our natural skills to pursue our passions. Even if our current situation is different from what we had hoped for.

We must remember that every experience is valuable and can help prepare us for our true calling. Then, when the time comes, we’ll be ready to achieve a fulfilling passion.

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Pursuing Your Passions: Tapping into Your Natural Skills

In the current times we live in, many of us are feeling unfulfilled or stuck in our current career path. If anything, Covid-19 has brought this to the entire front of our minds. As a result, we are questioning what is important to us in life.

Pursuing your passions may be the key to finding the true satisfaction we are seeking. But how do we identify these natural skills that align with what our inner self craves?

By tapping into your natural skills and passions, you can pursue what may bring you to a place of genuine fulfilment.

This post will explore practical steps for tapping into your natural skills and pursuing your passions. As the saying goes, “You may not be fortunate enough to work at a job that utilizes your gifts, but you should at least be moving in that direction.”

When Life Gives You Lemons (aka, You Hate Your Job)

When life throws curveballs, pursuing passions does not rate high on the list. So your current position, if you are anything like me, may arouse feelings of nausea in a job that doesn’t align with your natural skills and passions.

It may be time to reassess yourself and ask some questions? These may help:

  • Consider what you wanted to be when you grew up (no, not a superhero).
  • Ask yourself what you would do if money wasn’t an issue (besides buying a private island).
  • Revisit your hobbies and see if they can translate into a career (no, binge-watching Netflix doesn’t count).
  • Consider what you’re naturally good at and see if you can incorporate those skills into your work (sorry, being a professional napper isn’t a viable career choice).
  • Consider industries or companies that align with your values and interests (no, being a hitman is not a viable option).
  • Finally, talk to people in careers that interest you to learn more about what they do and how they got there (no, stalking is not a valid research method).

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Overcoming Challenges When Pursuing Your Passions

Pursuing your passions can be challenging, especially when you need help to make a living doing what you love right away. As a result, you may find yourself working in an unrelated field to make ends meet.

While it may be frustrating, it’s important to remember that this situation is temporary. So keep sight of your natural skills and passions. And keep working towards achieving your goals.

Even if you can’t pursue your dreams right now, keep them in mind and continue to develop your skills. By staying focused and dedicated, you’ll eventually find the path that leads to a fulfilling career.

Embracing Your Current Experience to Pursue Your Passions

Pursuing your passions may appear like you need to spend more time in a job that fits your natural skills and passions. But here’s the truth: every experience is valuable, and the lessons we learn can prepare us for our natural calling.

Your current job may not be your dream job, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time and effort. In fact, the wisdom and skills you gain from your current role can equip you for your passion.

The trick is to keep growing, learning, and believing in yourself. Then, when the time comes, you’ll be ready to step into your true calling and confidently pursue your passions.

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If I’m Being Honest, This is a Pep Talk to Myself (But You Can Listen In)

Sometimes we all need a little pep talk. We feel unfulfilled or stuck in our current career path, and the thought of pursuing our passions seems daunting. But here’s the truth: tapping into our natural skills and desires can be the key to true satisfaction.

It can be challenging to identify these skills. Still, we can get closer to our passion by asking the right questions and taking practical steps. And if we’re not currently working in our desired field, that’s okay. Every experience is valuable, and the lessons we learn can prepare us for our natural calling.

So, let’s keep growing, keep learning, and keep believing in ourselves. Then, when the time comes, we’ll be ready to confidently pursue our passions and achieve a fulfilling career.

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