Recycling?! I seriously said ‘Recycling’?

My favorite question to ask people is:

What are you passionate about?

This is irony as its finest. 

When I used to get asked this question, I would draw a blank. No thoughts or inklings came to mind. Random things that I thought would sound good to me came out of my mouth.

One time I said, ‘Recycling‘. Ironically enough, at that point in my life I didn’t even recycle. I found myself trying to hold down a conversation I didn’t know a darn thing about.

When we broached the topic of how to compost most effectively, I had to awkwardly escape the conversation.

I am not a proponent of ‘shoulding‘ on myself or others, but sometimes it’s necessary.

You should live a passionate life.

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Sounds great, but how does one do that?

Finding what you’re passionate about is trickier than it sounds. I like a lot of things, but am passionate about very few. I like fitness a lot, heck I write a blog that is centred around fitness and training, but I am not passionate about fitness.

*gasp*

I am passion about helping people see what is possible and empowering them to go get it.

I train to show myself what is possible.

There is a reason, you just have to find it.

  • What do you love to do whether paid or not?
  • When do you lose track of time?
  • What makes you feel weightless?
  • When are you unshakable?
  • What makes your heart sing?
  • What impact do you want to have in the world?

The answers to all of these questions are different, but the essence is the same.

It is time to try new things, quit old things, and get curious about yourself. I give you permission to ‘hate‘ things and ‘be a quitter’. Finish off the things you hate and give yourself room to explore things you love.

It is time to get a better answer than ‘recycling’!

**Caveat – I do in fact recycle now and can talk at length about composting (though I don’t personally partake in such things living in a condo), blue bagging, and the reasons one should recycle.

**No paper was used in the creation of this blog post**

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  1. Ahhh, I love this DL! I seem to live and breathe fitness at the moment, but you’re right – it’s not really my *true* passion. My real passions are writing, and helping others. Fitness is just my focus at the moment :)

    There was a moment last year when I sat down and asked myself all those questions you listed, and it was an eye opening experience. I knew deep down what I wanted to do with my life, but I kept telling myself I wasn’t ‘ready’ yet. I was working a job I was miserable in, and I finally woke up and asked myself why. I was only 22 and already unhappy with my career? I have the world at my feet so I made the plunge to do something different, and it was the best decision I ever made!

    • I am so glad! I love that you took the time to ask yourself all those questions and were brave enough to make the change. It takes a lot of courage to say, ‘I’m not happy and then actually DO something about it. Awesome!

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