Forget Following Your Heart — Follow Your HeartBreak

“If you want to find your passion, surrender to your heartbreak.” ~ Umair Haque

Passion matters.

It is the differentiator and the difference maker.

In our quest to be passion driven learners and leaders,we are often advised to “follow our hearts” as the way leads us to our true passion and purpose in life.

What they fail to answer is how exactly do we find that passion?

I am going to suggest something that on the surface seems counterintuitive; even silly.

I am going to suggest that you DO NOT follow your heart to find your passion and purpose.

Instead follow your heartbreak.

Although following your heart (feelings) can be useful while information-gathering, following your heart in decision-making can become a disservice.

Finding your passion; surrendering to your heartbreak is really about finding what really moves you. Discovering what ticks you off and breaks your heart may be the first step in that direction.

Here’s why:

And in my experience, following a heartbreak, whether it is your own or the world’s, is the single most effective way to help individuals, organizations and the world discover what they were meant and called to do.

So here we go.

Ask yourself this question: What Matters to You? What breaks your heart?

Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker. Angela embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination.