Ever faced with a situation which you know that can be handled and realised that you can do much better with your full potential, but unable to do so?
You are not the only one to face such hardship, infact every person in their life would have gone through this on a daily basis.
An article by Jonathan Fields in marcandangel states that it is not about finding that one thing you are passionate about as for most of we don't restrict ourselves to do just one thing.
The article has identified seven qualities which are termed as 'Human sparks' which can lighten up your life.
The first one is the Curiosity spark, it is all about finding the answer for a burning question that you cannot ignore. This is most commonly found in scientists, authors, media producers and entrepreneurs.
The article quotes the words of Albert Einstein and says,'The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.'
The second in the list is the Fascination spark. This is not about a specific problem or question or rather the interest of the person in a particular topic or field which often begins from the childhood and stays with us for the rest of the life. This spark can be mostly seen in art historians, hobbyists and anyone who loves to read and research.
'Deep fascination and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any bit of happiness or motivation is only fleeting, because there’s nothing substantial to make it last,' the article mentions.
The Immersion spark is the feeling of absorption or becoming lost in a task or entire process. These sparks are the ones that engrosses one in a meaningful task that makes them feel more alive. 'These optimal experiences can happen when you’re engaged in work, paid or unpaid, which move you. Work like this is something you could be pursuing on a daily basis,' the article points out.
Next on the list is the Mastery Spark, one may not want to become the best in the world, but to keep progressing is what no one will deny. The article states that Mastery Spark often doesn’t really even matter what the subject matter is, as along as there is a well-defined path to excellence and an ability to measure progress along the way.
The final spark is about helping others, the thought of making a difference in someone's life is the biggest driver that can up-lift the mood and feel oneself motivated. Helping others does not necessarily mean humans, it can also be animals, plants or any member of the environment.
Now that the sparks have been listed, one can easily identify which group they fall under, in rare cases people may belong to more than one group and can carry their life forward.
By following your spark you may not have to wait too long to single out your passion.