How To Find Your Passion: 7 Steps You Can Take Today

How To Find Your Passion: 7 Steps You Can Take Today

5. Spend Time In Silence. Rather than going out and searching for your passion, you may find some part of you already knows, and is waiting for you to uncover it. Spending time meditating and introspecting each day can be a powerful tool to help you find your next passion. “It’s about releasing and letting go,” Rubin says. “If you can sit there and take ten deep breaths in and out through your nose, and just really intentionally let go of a few things, or one thing that’s been stuck with you for too long, even if it’s painful.”

6. Surround Yourself With Others Living Their Passion. You’ve probably heard you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Are the friends you’re currently connected to living their passions, or are they leading lives absent of real purpose? Be willing to evaluate these connections and surround yourself with a different group of people who are leading the kind of lives you want to emulate.

7. Contribute To Something Bigger Than Yourself. Rubin says his greatest source of joy is in contributing to his project, Renew. Consider aligning with a project you stand behind that is in service to something bigger than yourself. Psychology shows that when we give, our brain’s pleasure circuits become activated. “My advice would be what is driving you personally, and how do you see yourself in the people you want to impact?” Rubin says.

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This article originally appeared on Forbes.com