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How to Find Your Passion with a Hobby

Just about every individual has a hobby or craft that they love to take part in; it’s just a matter of honing in on exactly what that is. Have you ever seen someone who is absolutely in love with his or her hobby and it seems to flow effortlessly to them? Well, don’t think for a minute that no planning, thinking, or trial and error went into that hobby.

If you have been thinking about finding a hobby or creating some new craft, there are a couple of ways to find that passion and make it all seem effortless and fun.

Do What You Love

While this may sound like common sense, doing what you love will almost always equate to success and fulfillment. Success is not just simply defined by how much money you make; it is also defined by doing what you love to do and never tiring of it.

We all have things we want to do on the creative side; however, have you ever noticed that the creative souls are the ones with the most self-sabotaging talk and negativity surrounding their passion? Just look at the old adage about the “starving artist.” However, it does not have to be that way.

Once you discover what you truly love and starting taking active steps toward pursuing that one thing, then the rest will fall into place that much easier.

So start by taking some time to self-explore.

* Examine what you love
* Try different angles and ways to explore what you love
* Try new things
* Be courageous, think outside the box, go where your heart leads

Find Your Passion

Once you have explored your creative side, journal how you feel when doing different types of crafts and hobbies. If you have always wanted to paint, but found it not as interesting as you thought it would be, don’t worry. Keep going until you find that one thing that ignites you over and over again.

If at First You Don’t Succeed

Once you find your passion and do what you love, don’t stop there. Continue on this path even if you meet with failure. Many famous authors and artists met with failure many times over before they found what worked for them.

It is vitally important that you don’t lose sight of your dream and that you don’t let the absence of immediate success daunt you. It is almost impossible to succeed without having failed a couple of times at first.

Before you know it, you will hit the mark as so many others have before you.

Mindsets that Lead to Low Self-Confidence and How to Change Them

If you suffer from low self-confidence, you might be stuck in some negative mindsets that are affecting the way you think about yourself and, ultimately, your self-esteem. Negative mindsets tend to have a lot of “always” or “never” talk, creating a sense of entrapment and hopelessness. Here are some examples of negative mindsets that can lead to low confidence.

“I will never get it right.”

Thinking this way can keep you from trying again, or even trying something for the first time. It makes it only too easy to give up.

“Nobody understands what this is like.”

When you lack self-confidence, a lot of times you assume that everyone else has it together and you’re the odd man or woman out. You may feel isolated, and feel as if others have their lives together while you are still floundering.

“I am totally useless.”

When you lack confidence, you may feel like you don’t have anything of value to contribute, whether it’s to your workplace, relationships, or something else.

“I am a complete failure.”

No one fails at every single thing; but to a person with low self-confidence, it can sure seem that way. You may feel like everything you’ve ever tried has failed, even if this is not true.

“I could never do that.”

Do you see someone with a successful lifestyle you wish you had? If you lack self-confidence, you may have the above reaction. Instead of being inspired and wanting to create that lifestyle for yourself, you look at that person and get depressed, thinking you could never have what they have.

How Can These Mindsets Be Overcome?

In order to overcome these destructive mindsets that lead to low confidence, it’s necessary to reprogram your thought processes. You will need to pay attention to your negative self-talk and immediately change it to something positive.

For example, instead of “I will never get it right,” you could stop that thought in its tracks and think instead, “I have trouble with this, but if I keep trying and seek out the right help, I know I can succeed.” Rather than, “I could never do that,” think, “I would love to do that! There’s no reason why I can’t have that lifestyle if I work at it.”

You may need therapy and/or counseling to overcome these mindsets. But like everything else in life, you can do it if you set realistic goals and have confidence in yourself!