Why So Many of Us Wait Until It’s Too Late


Angel Chernoff

Ready for the hard truth? Too many of us are still hopelessly trying to “find our passion” in life—something we believe will ultimately lead us closer to happiness, success, or the life situation we ultimately want. And I say “hopelessly” primarily because passion can’t really be found. When we say we’re trying to find our passion, it implies that our passion is somehow hiding behind a tree or under a rock somewhere. But that’s far from the truth.

The truth is, our passion comes from doing things right. If you’re waiting to somehow “find your passion” somewhere outside yourself, so you finally have a reason to put your whole heart and soul into your life and the changes you need to make, you’ll likely be waiting around for an eternity.

On the other hand, if you’re tired of waiting, and you’d rather live more passionately starting today and experience small positive changes, it’s time to proactively inject passion into the very next thing you do. Think about it:

  • When was the last time you sat down and had a conversation with someone nearby, with zero distractions and 100 percent focus?
  • When was the last time you exercised and put every bit of effort you could muster into it?
  • When was the last time you truly tried—truly tried—to do your very best?

Like most of us, you’re likely putting a halfhearted effort into most of the things you do on a daily basis. Because you’re still waiting. You’re still waiting to “find” something to be passionate about—some magical reason to step into the life you want to create for yourself. But you need to do the exact opposite!

Start doing the hard yet necessary things, with your whole heart and soul fully invested.

And of course, if you’re struggling with any of this, know that you are not alone. Many of us are right there with you, working hard to think more clearly, respond more effectively, and get our lives back on track.

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