Everyone wants to become someone better. But what we don’t realise is, the key to becoming the best version of yourself is simply taking the first step to pursue your passion.
Take a moment to think. If you had a choice to do anything you want in this world for a living, will you still be doing what you are doing?
Life Is Too Short For Regrets
Remember the 2011 movie “In Time” by Justin Timberlake where everyone lived on borrowed “time” that could be traded like money in a dystopian world? Unfortunately, we can’t buy more time. But we can enjoy a well-lived life.
It is never too late to pick up something that you might enjoy or feel passionate about. Start small and grow your budding interest. Don’t regret.
You’ll Be Happier
Studies have shown that pursuing one’s passion or hobby will decrease stress and lead to greater happiness. While we do not actually need experts to point this out, we do need timely reminders that we often miss out on the stuff not pursued.
Ever felt the urge to buy a ticket, hop on a plane, and start exploring the world? You don’t actually need a ticket to do so. All it takes is a click of a button and an open mind (and the internet!), to see the world virtually while you make friends with fellow “travellers” with the same mindset as you.
Having a passion will push you out of your comfort zone. This keeps you real. Knowing what you want and going for it means that you are not ashamed to be your true self.
The passion may not turn into a career, but it defines a part of us.
One friend’s life-long dream was to be a baker, but she could not see that past a hobby. However, she managed to pursue her passion, by simply getting hands-on in baking classes. If this ticks your bucket list, get a head start with short baking class, which can progress towards becoming a professional baker.
Don’t worry if you are still struggling to find a passion in life. Take some time to understand yourself and reflect on your happiest moments. Who knows, it might just be right under your nose.
Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year! May 2021 be the year of change and happiness for you.
New year, new you.