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Intrests vs Passions

I’ve followed the passive income/entrepreneur community for awhile now. Always dreaming of coming up with that idea that would allow me to retire to some mountain cabin with a nice stream flowing by and a lake at the end of it.  However when I sit down and think about it, I can’t come up with a passion. ( as I look back on that sentence it sounds kind of bad ) This passion, at least according to the people that I follow, is what everyone suggests.  I suspect I’m not the only one that has this problem finding a passion.   I’m not here to tell you that I’ve had some big break through and that’s why I’ve been absent.  But I am here to tell you I heard something awhile ago that might help.

I think it was John Saddington who mentioned it (think it may have been in a Wordcamp speech…I can’t find it right now).  But what I’m talking about is interests.  We each have interests.  Maybe a passion is a bit hard to find, but interests are everywhere.  It’s very easy for me to come up with things that interest me.   For instance here are a few that pop up right away.

  • Golf
  • Investing
  • Databases
  • Writing

Now I haven’t started my passive income site off of any of these, but it has given me some place to start.  Where as with passions I couldn’t really figure those out. The question that now needs to be asked, I suppose, is are interests passions?  I’m not sure.  I don’t think that they are.