How to find your passion in life:
Eric Barker stashed this in Inspiration
When I first read the title of this post, I thought to myself, "What IS passion?"
Fortunately, Eric begins his post with a definition of harmonious passion:
Researchers found there are two types of passion: harmonious and obsessive. The latter is a bad thing, more like an addiction or being a stalker. We’ll focus on the former, thanks. So what defines harmonious passion?
Robert Vallerand and colleagues came up with a “Passion Scale.” How many of these are true of an activity you engage in?
1. This activity allows me to live a variety of experiences.
2. The new things that I discover with this activity allow me to appreciate it even more.
3. This activity allows me to live memorable experiences.
4. This activity reflects the qualities I like about myself.
5. This activity is in harmony with the other activities in my life.
6. For me it is a passion, which I still manage to control.
7. I am completely taken with this activity.
The whole article is a great read on a hot summer day:
This is sad:
Less than 4 percent of the total identified passions had any relation to work or education, with the remaining 96 percent describing hobby-style interests such as sports and art.
I guess Pinterest counts as a hobby.