It helps to verbalize what it is you are passionate about. It doesn’t do you any good to keep everything bottled up inside. Much like in physics, passion that’s not cultivated nor communicated is like potential energy. It’s stationary. You need to put it into motion.
Communicate with a peer, mentor or support circle what it is you are passionate about. This then becomes, again to borrow the physics term, kinetic energy or energy in active movement.
Being able to communicate your thoughts, goals, and plans sets things in motion and essentially brings your passion into a reality.
It takes time and effort to explore and cultivate your passion. Even the process of identifying what you’re truly passionate about takes time.
First step is to be aware of what interests and excites you. What gets your blood pumping? What keeps you up at night? What can’t you simply live without?
Understanding your interests allows you to hone in on what matters to you. Where do you find yourself spending time and energy? Which interest truly excites you and gets you planning ahead and looking into the future?
Discovering your passion is a long game. Everything that matters takes time to build, curate or form. But if it’s something you’re truly passionate about, time is not an issue. As they say, anything worth having never comes easy and is worth waiting for.