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"Help! I’ve found that I have no passion!"

I've been following your blog for quite sometime now and your recent post struck a chord with me. I've found that I have no passion. Instead, I have a passion for the passionate, in the abstract. When I'm working near people who love what they do, can see their grand vision and have a pathway to the future it inspires me. From a chef to a programmer, if I meet a passionate person, I immediately want to be them.

I've made numerous blogs covering different topics. I've started a variety of different groups at university. I've even switched hobbies from martial arts to programming to yoyos. Nothing seems to stick. It seems I need a mentor of sorts to make sure I stay on track otherwise, some voice in my head is "ooh! try this! no no no! try this!"

My main question is, how to continue? How do you know when you should cut your losses or when you're just being a pansy? Help me focus Sebastian!

I know where you're at and I've got a number of thoughts.

First and foremost, did you see Miguel Hernandez's replied? I wrote "Passion Emerges From Action, Not Contemplation," I asked for Miguel's take because he's a sharp guy.

Work advice via Jim Carrey and George Clooney

On betternotstop

I watched The Truman Show yesterday. If you haven’t seen it yet (where have you been? its 15 years old!) then be prepared for some spoilers in this post.

It’s the story of a 30 year old man initially unaware his life is a reality TV show who then begins to question things and embarks on a quest to uncover the truth. One of the best parts of the film for me is when the Producer of the show is interviewed and asked ‘Why do you think Truman has never come close to discovering the true nature of his world until now’ to which his reply is ‘We accept the reality of the world in which live in’. Surprisingly deep for a Jim Carrey film…

The reason this resonated so much with me this week is as I received some great responses from my last post about dating. I even had someone private message asking if I was being satirical! (For the record, it was all me being completely honest.) The most thought provoking was a text from a friend who asked if my next article could be about my thoughts on the whole life to work / work to live balance using some of my previous advice.

How the hell does this relate to The Truman Show I hear you ask? Well it’s pretty simple. The film reminded me that a lot of people accept the world in which they live in, whereas actually there is a whole world of possibilities out there if we just took some time to believe in ourselves.

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