People always vaguely tell you that the key to a fulfilling life is to "do what you love"—but what does that really mean? How do you nail down what that thing is? And once you do, how do you start creating a life around it?

To answer all of these questions and more, we've found some of the most sage advice on the web on finding—and pursuing—your passions.

  • Start with this short but powerful guide to finding your passion(Zen Habits)
  • Use this trick if you're struggling to figure out what you care about(Tiny Buddha)
  • And if you're feeling stuck in a passion-less rut? These exercises can help(POPSUGAR)
  • Hear some really inspiring advice for finding and doing what you love(Brain Pickings)
  • Still having trouble nailing down your passion? Instead, think about what your motivation is to find a career that's a fit. (The Creativity Post)
  • Once you find what you love, use these steps to start building your life around it(Positively Positive)
  • Remember that following your passions isn't always easy(Brazen Life)
  • In the end, "do what you are" may be better advice than "do what you love." (Penelope Trunk)
  • Want more? Check out some of our great articles on finding your passion!

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    Updated 6/19/2020