How to Find your Passion/ Purpose
Here are a few tips for you to help discover what you are passionate about:
- Determine what are you good at-What are your skills, talents and gifts?
- Determine what excites you
- What do you spend hours reading about?
- Get More Action- Start taking steps toward your goals and start trying new things. The experience is the reward; clarity comes through the process of exploring. Action is where you get results.
- Listen to your heart- Your heart is your best tool to access your true purpose and passion. Ask yourself what you love? Start taking steps to do what you love.
- Stop trying to find the ONE thing- Many of us struggle because we try to find that ONE thing that we are meant to do; but trying to find only one thing is the reason why we feel like something is missing. The notion that we have only one thing we are meant for limits us from fulfilling our greatness.
Another way is to:
Take out a few sheets of loose paper and a pen.
Find a place where you will not be interrupted. Turn off your mobile phone.
Write the answers to each question down. Write the first thing that pops into your head. Write without editing. Use point form. It’s important to write out your answers rather than just thinking about them.
Write quickly. Give yourself less than 60 seconds a question. Preferably less than 30 seconds.
Be honest. Nobody will read it. It’s important to write without editing.
- What makes you smile? (Activities, people, events, hobbies, projects, etc.)
- What are your favourite things to do in the past? What about now?
- What activities make you lose track of time?
- What makes you feel great about yourself?
- Who inspires you most? (Anyone you know or do not know. Family, friends, authors, artists, leaders, etc.) Which qualities inspire you, in each person?
- What are you naturally good at? (Skills, abilities, gifts etc.)
- What do people typically ask you for help in?
- If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
- What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
- You are now 90 years old, sitting on a rocking chair outside your porch; you can feel the spring breeze gently brushing against your face. You are blissful and happy, and are pleased with the wonderful life you’ve been blessed with. Looking back at your life and all that you’ve achieved and acquired, all the relationships you’ve developed; what matters to you most? List them out.
- What are your deepest values?
Select 3 to 6 values and prioritize the words in order of importance to you.
- What were some challenges, difficulties and hardships you’ve overcome or are in the process of overcoming? How did you do it?
- What causes do you strongly believe in? Connect with?
- If you could get a message across to a large group of people. Who would those people be? What would your message be?
- Given your talents, passions and values. How could you use these resources to serve, to help, to contribute? (to people, beings, causes, organization, environment, planet, etc.)