A straight-forward answer is; you can’t know if you have passion for something until you jump into that thing with both feet.
Having a passion towards a thing is a positive feeling, but not having a passion towards something is not a negative feeling, but a neutral feeling.
Because, not having a passion for tailoring doesn’t mean you hate tailoring.
And learning tailoring without having a passion for it doesn’t mean that you will end up hating it.
I’ve seen people who think they have passion for something, but ended up hating it, and even gave up on that thing.
Likewise, have I seen a number of people who have no passion for something and ended up loving that thing.
More than 70% of Nigerian graduates never studied the course of their interest. And they excel.
Passion is overrated. And people don’t always understand what it means to follow their passion.
Before I answer your question, I will need to clarify you on some things.
I hate the advice that says, “FOLLOW YOUR PASSION.”
I hate it because many people don’t get the message. And it has done more harm than good to people.
The advice is only for those who already find passion in what they are doing.
WHEN WE DECIDE TO PURSUE SOMETHINGS THAT’S OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE, WE DO THAT NOT BECAUSE WE HAVE PASSION FOR THAT THING, BUT BECAUSE WE NEED THAT THING IN ORDER TO GROW.
So people always think that anything that has to do with passion must be something they find easy to do. As a result, they ignore things that’s outside their comfort zone.
When we talk about having passion for something, it’s always about things we’re already doing, and not about things we’re yet to do.
Some people were lucky to find passion in what they do for hobby, and later turn that hobby into a business.
In fact, turning hobby into a business means you’re getting out of your comfort zone.
For instance, someone whose hobby is drawing must learn a number of skills that will help him make money with his art.
But not all of us can be this lucky.
Many of the things we are passionate about are something not worth following.
So we have to choose something worthwhile, and grow passion for that thing.
WORK COMES BEFORE PASSION. And never the other way round.
You first have to choose what you want to do. And with time you start growing passion for that thing.
And this is always determined by how dedicated you are.
If you want to choose what you want to do or learn, there are things to be put into consideration
You must first ask yourself, “WHAT CAN I DO, LEARN, OR ACQUIRE THAT WILL SOLVE A PROBLEM, MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY, AND IN WHICH PEOPLE ARE ALSO WILLING TO PAY MONEY FOR?”
Don’t always think you have no power over your passion. You have the power to grow passion for whatever you choose.
There are a lot of things I do today which I never had passion for.
But I needed to do those things in order to get to where I want to be.
The question I always ask myself is, “will this get me to where I want to be?” If yes, then I go for it.
Because I know I will definitely grow passion for whatever I do that’s attached to my dream. And I will be prepared to face any challenge that comes my way.
Don’t always ask yourself whether you have passion for something, but ask yourself whether that thing you want to do will get you to where you want to be.
And to your question where you say you don’t think you have passion for tailoring is wrong.
Because it’s something you’ve never engage yourself with. Except if you have.
It would have been better if you had said, “I don’t think if I like tailoring.”
Because you can like or hate something without physically engaged with that thing.
You might dislike tailoring because you think it’s hard to know, or because you see it to be a tedious vocation.
So if you mean you don’t like tailoring, then go for something you like.
And if your feelings for tailoring is neutral (not that you hate it), and you have nothing else you like, why not give tailoring a chance.
Not having a passion towards something doesn’t mean you can’t be great in that thing.