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How to find your true passion and what you want to spend the rest of your life doing?

At some point of his great talk, he says that he meets many different types of people, some of who really love what they're doing and can't see themselves doing anything else, because it's simply who they are, not what they do, my question is that, how do you find that you want to be doing for the rest of your life and can't see yourself doing anything else? Anyone with a previous experience can tell us their story and how they got there, or anyone else still in the process tell us about their strategy and how it works may help us conclude to a result.

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I think the answer in this question lies in knowing your dominant type of intelligent, there's a theory by Howard Gardner that says there are 7 types of human intelligence, linguistic, mathematical, musical, kinesthetic (bodily), visual, interpersonal and intrapersonal.
There could be many extra types of intelligence, but the answer lies in this idea, figuring out your natural intelligence, improving it, and practicing it.

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    May 12 2013: For me my inspiration came from reading. I would read books about random topics that interested me. Reading would prompt questions, and sometimes I would find that those questions had no readily available answers. I had lots of inspirational and aha moments along the way where I thought I had found my 'purpose in life', but all of them fizzled out over time, until recently. Now I feel like I've found what it is I want to do. How do I know? Because I love working on it all the time, and it doesn't feel like work.

    If you're scientifically inclined and looking for research inspiration try Bill Bryson's The Short History of Nearly Everything. Search for the phrase "don't know" and you'll find all sorts of boundaries to our existing scientific knowledge that you may find inspiring.

    Good luck! And never stop looking!

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