When I was 9, I sprained my ankle and couldn’t play basketball. Instead, I started teaching my friend.
When we think about finding our passion, we often think about having new experiences and stumbling upon passion. I think what we really need is to stumble upon insight. We need to think back to the moments where we felt alive. The moments where we felt useful.
I didn’t need more experiences to realize I was a teacher. I needed to spend more time reflecting.
I think passion is already in your life. It’s a thread running through your past experiences. There’s no need to waste energy jumping from experience to experience before you do the work of digging into your past threads. Listen to them. They’re there.