When you start to get inklings about which things light you up the most, you might be wondering where to go from there, and according to Page, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
For one thing, he says, your passion is for you. The world may not appreciate or value whatever it is you’re passionate about—or, on the other hand, the world may take advantage of it. But in either case, the process of discovering and flexing your passions is about allowing yourself the space to “parent your passions,” and “help them grow up and find their legs in the world,” Page says.
And while passions can seem like a luxury in a world where everything seemingly needs to be monetized, productive, or a side hustle, Page explains passions shouldn’t involve pressure. “Learn to honor, appreciate, and enjoy your passions. The more you delight in your passions, the more automatically, they will begin to fill your life more and more,” he says.
There’s also tremendous benefit to partaking in your passions with others who are also into the same things, and Page says if you’re struggling to get into a groove with your newfound passion, it would be a good idea to join some sort of group (even if it’s an online page), find a local club, or go to events where you’ll be able to find people who are passionate about the same things you are.
And lastly, going back to the idea of putting pressure on your passions, don’t feel like you have to suddenly dedicate all your time to this thing. According to Page, it’s about finding structure within your life that supports you in playing with this passion, even if it’s just carving out 15 minutes to enjoy it.