How to Know If Are Pursuing Passion

They say that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.

There are things you may be good at - very good at - it pays the bills, you can live comfortably, and go far in your career. But then there are things that you do when nobody tells you what to do, the things that are different, risky, and exhilarating - that's a passion. You should always pursue passion. We at Rock N' University believe that is true, and strive to prepare in the next generation of event professionals for their passion. 

But, how do you know if you are pursuing passion? How do you find a passion? Here's a few things to get you started. 

Don't Think About Money

When you are passionate about something, money becomes secondary. You don't think about the money because you are too busy enjoying what you're doing in the moment. Think about it this way, if money were no object, what would you do with your life? Travel? Learn? Volunteer? Of course financial security is important, but if you lead with passion, everything else will follow.

What'd You Do Way Back In Time?

Think about what you used to do when you were young. What made you happy? What made you excited for life? Often, our passion is rooted in the things we loved when we were kids. Do some soul-searching, and get to know your younger self. What did you want to be when you grew up?

What Do You Do When Nobody's Watching?

What do you do when nobody is telling you what to do? What do you do when you aren't working? What do you do when you're not in school? The things we do voluntarily are what make us feel like we aren't working. Find your passion in the things that you are intrinsically motivated to do. Studies actually show that you produce your best work with passionate, intrinsic motivation. 

Once you've found your passion, the scariest thing to do might be to pursue it. But you've got to. You'll be happier, and you and everyone around you will be better because of it. Make an investment in yourself, take the leap, and pursue passion. 

Jenny Chang