What are You Passionate About?

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Do you know…?

If you’ve ever struggled to answer the question of, “What are you passionate about?”, don’t worry; you’re not alone. It’s actually more common than you might imagine for people to stumble and stutter when asked this question.

Audio Article – What’s Your Passion?

Some people look up and away, clearly trying to access thoughts floating in the ethers that may reveal the answer. Others, pause, and look down and to the side, trying to access a feeling that connects them to their passion.

They Don’t Teach this in School

One thing is certain: focusing on a student’s passions and proclivities is not a part of the current mainstream education system. In fact educating to passion and purpose is a rare thing.

Some magnet schools try to, but they’re often still bound by minimum curriculum requirements and testing. The next best place to find purpose driven education for youth is through homeschooling/unschooling/hackschooling scenarios.

Focusing on a student’s innate interests should be the mission of every good education system. Mass education, by definition, can’t do this.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Do you know...?  If you’ve ever struggled to answer the question of, "What are you passionate about?", don't worry; you're not alone. It’s actually more common than you might imagine for people to stumble and stutter when asked this question.  #passion #goals #life

They Forgot the Cake… and the Icing

Most of us are never taught in school, how to discover—and focus on—our passions. Interesting isn’t it? That nowhere in your education career, are you asked that all-important life question:

“What are you passionate about?”

Because doing work one loves has not been possible for most people. Until now. Today, you can choose what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. Today, you can get certified and trained in any creative endeavor you choose to explore.

Today, there’s no admissions board, no gatekeepers keeping you from pursuing your passions. Today there are infinite options for self and elective education.

“What are you passionate about?” Says almost no school system, ever. Time for a change.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Today, there's no admissions board, no gatekeepers keeping you from pursuing your passions. Today there are infinite options for self and elective education. #education #quotes #success

We Are Not Trained to Focus on Passion or Purpose

The majority of people do not know what it is they’re truly passionate about. This seems strange and sad, and yet it’s entirely logical. The 12 plus years of schooling that occupies the bulk of the developmental years has nothing to do with discovering passions from the inside out, and everything to do with cramming information from the outside in.

10 Components for Today’s Education

The ten areas of training needed for students today, is how to:

  1. Learn
  2. Think
  3. Solve problems
  4. Eat for fuel
  5. Exercise for energy and health
  6. Focus and the nature of the mind/brain
  7. Meditate, and the science of yoga & breath
  8. Develop self awareness (and discover passion and purpose)
  9. Develop empathy and socialization
  10. Love and contribute

This is the education we need more than anything to become more fully human. So you can see we have a ways to go. If you like this topic, you will also enjoy our article on your zone of genius.

Don’t blame your parents, or your teachers, or the education system.

It’s no one’s fault. The problems in education, and everywhere you look today, are just the growing pains of evolution.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

The Age of the Artist

For eons, humanity had to focus on survival. There was not enough widespread freedom and prosperity to focus on following your heart and discovering your passions. Most of our parents and grandparents didn’t have the freedom to follow their passions. We do.

The Ship of Society

Today, the masses in developed nations no longer have to worry daily about survival. However, the societal habit is to continue as we had been… to maintain status quo.

Civilization is a like a giant ship, and giant ships turn very slowly. The “ship” of society is now beginning to shift toward considering individual strengths and proclivities, but it’s a very slow course correct, and the last places to change are the largest institutions.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
~William Blake, an English poet, painter, and printmaker, 1757-1827

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. ~William Blake, an English poet, painter, and printmaker, 1757-1827 #poetry #art #writing #quotes

Carpe Momentum!

Seize the moment! Don’t wait another day to embark on the daily journey of doing work that matters to you.

Even if it begins for just five minutes at a time, five minutes a day to focus on pursuing the work of your heart can make a difference. Make the most of each moment.

No matter your personal circumstance, you have more freedom today than at any other time in the history of the world, to pursue work you love. The pursuit is up to you.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

No matter your personal circumstance, you have more freedom today than at any other time in the history of the world, to pursue work you love. The pursuit is up to you. ~LeAura Alderson  #success #quotes #goals #life

Artists and Entrepreneurs

The age of the artist is here again. The new renaissance… the era of the entrepreneur: Artist entrepreneurs.

This is your time. Today you are free to pursue your passion and do work you love. Don’t waste precious time. Cherish each moment and fill it with the art in your heart.

Today, you are free to pursue your passion and do the work you love.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Today, you are free to pursue your passion and do the work you love. ~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com  #goals #quotes #life

Start or Join a Movement

Smaller, grassroots movements in times of transition are ever that which spring up spry and agile and ready to create something new. We’re seeing this phenomenon everywhere in the world. These movements are spearheaded by entrepreneurs and artists in all genres of creativity.

What creative movement would you start, or join?

If you’re not certain of your passion, that’s normal. You can begin that journey of discovery. Sometimes the absence of connection to passions, especially in the very young, is simply a lack of exposure to enough varied experiences. Keep heading in the direction of that which intrigues you. Chances are your answers are there.

You can’t see what you’ve never seen.
~Jay Shetty, Teacher, speaker, former monk,

In Pursuit of Passion and Purpose

Some orienting questions to keep in mind as you work on discovering what you’re passionate about:

  1. What brings me joy? (list all things that comes to mind)
  2. What am I good at?  (list all things that comes to mind)
  3. Circle the items that intersect. I.e., when your joy is also something you’re good at.

You may not know what your passion is yet, but you have to keep asking. It’s okay if you don’t know. It’s not okay if you’re not looking.
~Jeff Hoffman, billionaire entrepreneur, speaker, humanitarian

If your passion is not evident… if your life goal isn’t clear, don’t worry. It’s rare to see any destination before you arrive. Chances are you know the general direction to head in.

Head for those experiences that reveal joy. That’s likely your sweet spot or clues to it. So keep asking questions and exploring. Meanwhile, here are a couple other articles to help you along the way. Enjoy the journey!

Head for those experiences that reveal joy.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Keep asking questions and exploring. Meanwhile, here are a couple other articles to help you along the way. Enjoy the journey!  Head for those experiences that reveal joy. ~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com  #quotes #goals #life


Hello! I’m LeAura, a former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!

I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So co-hosting the iCreateDaily podcast along with my daughter, Devani, is one of my favorite things to do. We both love to: create, connect and contribute.

I’ve been passionate about helping people all my life. The synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.

My personal areas of creativity are in writing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.



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