This is part of the You Can Change Your Life Series.

How To Find Your Passion (Plus The 30 Question Passion Quiz)

The daunting quest of how to find your passion is one that most of us embark on, yet we can feel almost lost in its shadow.

Everyone talks about it.

The promised land. The life you wake up to that genuinely ignites the flame within and provides a deep sense of authentic fulfillment. The work that really means something to you.

Not knowing the secret formula that delivers us to these shores of paradise can make us feel overwhelmed, confused and alone.

But I don’t believe it has to be so complicated. Nor do I believe that it has to necessarily be hard. In fact, finding your passion can be incredibly easy (and enjoyable) once you know how.

See, I believe that we all hold the secret to our passion and purpose within ourselves. It all comes back to de-cluttering our minds of lots of learned junk that keeps us lost and opening ourselves up to the spark within us that is waiting to break free.

Watch my video Why You Cant Find Your Passion (And What To Do About It) below to start radically changing the whole way you approach finding your passion and the number 1 way to begin revealing it to yourself.

 

Then, have a go at the below 30 questions to begin triggering some key passion indicators within yourself.

Remember, no matter what emotions arise (fear, judgement, regret etc), be as honest with yourself as you can be.

Most importantly, have fun answering the questions and do not hold back!

Once you have completed the questions, leave them awhile. Come back to them with fresh, objective eyes and observe any correlations in your answers. What themes do you notice?

1. What are your 3 favourite topics to discuss? What could you talk about for hours on end?

2. When you connect with your heart, what things in life really make you feel free?

3. 5 people who love and know you best tell you that you would be amazing at doing X, Y or Z for a living. Name X, Y and Z.

4. What are your talents? What naturally flows for you without you even having to try?

5. 5 people that inspire you most in the world stand before you. Who are they and what is it about them that sparks something within you?

6. If you were to wake up tomorrow feeling truly free and happily excited about your working day ahead, what job would you be off to do?

7. You inherit $300 million, how would it change your life? What would you do with your days?

8. You are totally โ€˜in your elementโ€™ and time seems to have disappeared. What are you doing?

9. What difference do you want to make in the world? What legacy would you like to leave behind?

10. ย A genie has granted you the wish that whichever career you choose will not fail. Which do you choose?

11. It is your birthday and somebody buys you an annual magazine subscription. Which type would you love it to be?

12. What fundamental beliefs do you feel truly passionate about? Which jobs would encompass them?

13. Intrinsically, do you feel as though you were actually born to do a particular thing?

14. If you could blindly believe that you would make money from your creativity, what would you do?

15. When you are dead and gone, what would you like people to say about the way you lived your life?

16. What areas of life are you naturally drawn to?

17. What do people ask you for information/advice about? Which areas are you deemed to be a little fountain of knowledge?

18. What careers do you have wild dreams of having?

19. If you were to pioneer a cause around the world, and it was guaranteed to be a success, what would it be?

20. What do you love to do when you have free time and what is it that gives you that real buzz of excitement?

21. What topics interest you and what would you really love to know lots more about?

22. If someone were to pay all of your living costs and expenses for 2 years, what work would you pursue in that time?

23. When you were a child, what did you always dream of doing when you got older? What do they symbolise?

24. If you were to change 3 things in the world for the greater good, what would they be?

25. What is it that you would regret not doing with your life, if you were to die tomorrow?

26. You love helping people with these 3 different things. What are they?

27. Richard Branson (or another seriously successful entrepreneur) teaches you over 3 years how to make money from 1 area of your choice, all for free. What do you choose?

28. What piece of knowledge do you feel as though you would love to share with the world?

29. The person that loves you most in the whole world asks you what you need to be doing with your life in order to be really happy. How do you respond?

30. If you had 5 years left to live, what would you do?

With love,

Jess

30 thoughts on “How To Find Your Passion (Plus The 30 Question Passion Quiz)

  1. Steve

    These are great questions. I think it’s such a great approach you’re taking here. Considering that passion has to come from within, it really takes some soul searching and honesty to really figure out what drives you. Personally speaking, it took a long time to really figure out what I wanted to do in life. I thought I knew, but it turned out to be some dead ends. And that happens, right? You think one thing and it turns out to be another. Oh well, live and learn.

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    1. Jess Post author

      Thanks Steve! You are so right – finding your passion is a journey that you never stop embarking on. It’s all about having a great time along the way, having fun and embracing every new avenue. So long as your heart says yes, that is the way to go. Even when you come up against those dead ends, it’s just another time to return to your heart for direction.

      With love
      Jess

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  3. Doris

    This meant a lot to me.i was surprised was able to answer so many questions on some set of interest I have.thank u so much.

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    1. Jess Post author

      This is amazing to hear Doris! I so hope that it has helped you to find that fire of joy burning within ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep on enjoying the journey!

      With much love
      Jess

      Reply
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  5. Nick

    I have a presentation in class on Friday, with the topic something that you are passionate about. I still don’t know what I’m going to talk about, but I really enjoyed the deep thought that was brought about from your questions. I think I need to be less lazy, and make something out of myself. Thank you so very much, friend.
    -Nick.

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    1. Jess Post author

      Hi Nick! I am so excited that this article helped you. I am sure you are not lazy ๐Ÿ˜‰ There is no ‘1 path’ for anyone, so enjoy the journey of discovery and keep following your joy!

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  6. Ahmed Elhebishi

    what if i don’t have something to search for? what if i can’t find something that i love so much to be my passion? i liked what you say in your video but i couldn’t apply that in the real world!! i tried a test about how to find your passion and passion type was “supporter” what is that even mean ๐Ÿ˜€ .. “i’m sorry for being negative person”

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    1. Jess Post author

      Hi Ahmed! Don’t apologise! It is ok to be where you are and to feel how you feel. Try not to overthink this. Go back to the basics – start with the general notion of things that do bring you joy. What are they? Then start doing more of those things and your job/career will fall into place from there. Follow your heart and take action ๐Ÿ™‚ With love, Jess

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  7. Alden

    8. You are totally โ€˜in your elementโ€™ and time seems to have disappeared. What are you doing?

    Sleeping
    Traveling in time
    Having sex with that heavenly girl next door

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  8. Alden

    9. What difference do you want to make in the world? What legacy would you like to leave behind?

    End aging, so I could live forever

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  9. Eric Klee

    Jess,
    I am searching for my current passion at age 52. I am successful by many standards and have been in the same industry for more than 30 years. It is both frustrating and depressing to realize how few of these questions I can answer. It’s as though I have no identifiable interests that go beyond what I have been doing, yet I feel I should be doing more. Is it common for intelligent, professional people to come up short on answers to these questions?
    I will persevere in my quest to discover what would really quench my thirst for something more.

    Hunting for Passion
    Tampa, Fl

    Reply
    1. Jess Post author

      Hi Tampa, I think what happens as we get older is that we gradually get further away from the child in us and that abundant sense of wonder, imagination and adventure. It’s almost as if we get streamlined by society’s way of thinking and we lose some of our ability to think and feel freely.

      Perhaps try connecting again with the child in you and see how you get on? Be adventurous, use your imagination be inquisitive about life again! Let me know how you get on ๐Ÿ˜‰ With love, Jess

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  10. Angele

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! The last couple of days have been hell for me, quitting my job due to pressure and at age 42 still not able to find the job that I jump out of bed for, thoroughly thinking through these questions got me all fired up and excited again! I just need guidance in making a living out of my passion

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    1. Jess Post author

      This is amazing Angele! Aren’t quizzes fun? They get me fired up! It is just great reflection time and a channel to connect with who we really are inside. The perfect career is waiting for you ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending you love and huge luck! xxx

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  11. Rich

    Hi Jess,

    These are great questions. However, I’m with Tampa. I personally feel like I am unable to appropriately answer most of these questions. I feel like I have embarked on my personal hero’s journey without a destination, skills, guidance etc. I think what makes it difficult for me is that I get motivated by ideas. I love to read about, think about, and talk about ideas. These ideas are sociological, philosophical, metaphysical, or about “real world” global change. I identify with those that have left behind “success”, embraced alternative ways to live life, embraced adventure, live with little materials, spew the conventional etc. I feel as though I am really made for the next world (like post-apocalypse). So I have no idea what to actually do with any of these things! I lack the interest or skills in the practical knowledge or skills that make the ideas useful.

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    1. Jess Post author

      Hi Rich, thanks for your awesome comment. You sound like such an interesting person: forward-thinking, evolved, intelligent and creative. Sometimes when you are an ‘ideas’ person, it can be hard to find and stick to a path. Have you thought about collaborating with someone on a project you feel passionate about? When we work with others, ideas can be manifested more quickly and powerfully… Good luck! Jess x

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  12. Brigitte

    Excellent article. Excellent questions. It plunges the reader (me) into a deep personal reflection. I will be sharing.

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  13. deki

    Hi Jess. thanks for the great article, and i love how you speak it (i could understand it though im not that good in english).
    i have a question, i dont seem to have any talent, and tend to get bored. but for one thing, i like observing people. did you have any idea to get understand what your self is and what your talent ..
    thanks in advance
    regards, some one who lost in though

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    1. Jess Post author

      Hi Deki thanks for your words. I think that you do have talent… What are you not seeing? You have a talent, a passion and a reason to be alive. When you begin to look inwards, stilling the chatter of the mind, you will meet with your true self and all will gradually be revealed to you in Divine timing… With love, Jess

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  14. Martin Zanolin

    Hey Jess,

    Thanks for the great post. As a designer and creative person I often come to a point when I am not really sure about my work and when I am questioning the purpuse of what I am doing.
    That is why I just started this ‘challenge’ of finding my true passion and this hopefully helps me with that. I also started a blog to document all my steps, actions, achievments and failures. http://www.martinzanolin.at/blog
    It would be great if you’d comment on my posts. I am very interested in your thoughts about what I am going through during this ‘challenge’.
    I am sure I will enjoy your 30 questions a lot and hope that they lead me to my goal of finding happiness and passion.

    Best, Martin

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    1. Jess Post author

      Martin – you are doing absolutely brilliantly and I’m so proud of the progress you’ve made! Keep on following your heart. With love, Jess

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  15. Vanessa Kelly

    Hi Jess
    Thanks for these wonderful questions they really helped me pin down my passions. And though they are different, one being helping people and the other helping wildlife. I figure I can do both, one earning me money and the other using that money to help fund organisations that work with saving our wonderful animals and their habitat.
    Thank you and love always
    Vx.

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  16. Kertar Singh

    Hi Jess
    I normally don’t leave any comment but I think you have done a great job. after reading you 30 questions I think
    I’m getting closer to my passion. I have just print it out and I’m going to answer it few more time when I’m more
    relax.

    Thank You
    Kertar
    From Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

    Reply
    1. Jess Post author

      This is the best news Kertar! Don’t give up the search – it is a journey. You just need to take your first step! Joy is yours!

      With love
      Jess

      Reply

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