Finding Your Passion


Do you hate Mondays? Do you feel tired or bored with your job? Do you not want to get up from the bed to start a new day? Are you sure that you are enjoying your life or are you spending your life with immense stress without enthusiasm, even draining your last drop of energy in the work and sleep with the hope of never-ending sleeping hours?

How you spend your time?

Given 24 hours a day, we usually spend it without proper realisation of what and why we are spending it. Let’s divide those activities we do into 3 categories.

Good at, Average at, Poor at

A successful person always spends 80%-100% of the time in ‘good at’ category. But it’s not enough to spend time only on the activities you are good at. You may be good at your job. But if you still miss the driving force, can you achieve fulfilment in life? I am not emphasising that what you do for a living matter!!! But it matters what way of working and living will help you to nurture your passion.

Finding your passion

If you write down the activities you do, based on the instruction given in each quadrant you will be able to find out your skills and passion.

Passion: The activities in the second quadrant (I love to do & I am good at) will be the things you can do for hours without getting bored or tired. It increases your energy levels and gives you happiness without any rewards or benefits. And that is your passion. How happy will you be when you have a career as same as your passion.

E.g.: I love video games. I am good at playing it. Career: Game testing

I have also seen people who choose their career as Coffee Taster, as they love to have coffee. But it doesn’t mean that if you have something you love to do and you are not good at, you can’t cultivate those skills and take them as your passion.

Potential (first quadrant Q1): Skills precede passion. If you don’t have a pre-existing passion to follow that can be matched up to a viable career, you can focus on the first quadrant till you find your passion.

The activities in the third quadrant(Q3) are what you love to do and not good at it. If it is possible to cultivate your skills until it can place on the second quadrant you can work on it.

The reason we always miss to find or cultivate passion is because of the prevailing system in society. We have a tendency to follow others without a proper self-analysis. Don’t blindly follow your friends or neighbours, find your passion and a viable career.




Madhu Bhaskaran

Mr. Madhu Bhaskaran is a very famous HRD trainer and Personal Coach in Kerala , South India. Through his 24 years' experience in the capacity building training, he created the spark in more than one lakh people.


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