4 Tips for Finding Your Passion
by Sarah Martin
When I was a sophomore in high school, my principal was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It was then that I found my passion in life – fighting for a cure for ALS. You can find your passion, too! Here are 4 tips:
1. Try new things
Go out of your comfort zone and try some new hobbies, classes, etc. Exploring new options that interest you may lead you to your passion! There are so many possibilities out there, but you may miss them if you do not venture around.
2. Money should not be your biggest concern
Do not let your future salary deter you from finding your passion! Be happy with what you are doing and then make a decision on how you will use it to support yourself financially. If you let money distract you, you may prevent yourself from discovering your full potential in life.
3. Do not be scared
The road to your passion may be rocky at times. Letting go of fears and uncertainty will help you find what you are looking for. You are capable of finding the courage to take that leap of faith into the unknown.
4. If you do not enjoy it, leave it
A passion should be something you enjoy. If you find yourself not loving what you are doing, then let it go and move on to something else! Instead of transforming your life, this new activity will make you miserable. Cross it off your list and explore another option.
Sarah is a neuroscience major at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She has been fighting to put an end to ALS ever since her high school principal was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. Follow her journey to a cure at www.sarahmartinals.com! You can tweet with Sarah at @sarahsmission_.