Many people are clueless about what drives them. This often leads them to settle for lives of mediocrity and unfulfilled dreams. Finding your passion and pursuing it is paramount to abundant living. If you are unsure of your passion do yourself and favour and start taking steps to find out. In this week’s blog I want to suggest some things you can do to put you on the path to discovering your passion and pursuing it:
Start asking yourself questions. By now we should know the importance of self-talk. Well, self-talk also involves asking questions. If you are certain about what you are passionate about asking questions can help point you in the right direction. What do I love to do? What makes me light up? What does not feel like work when I do it? What would do if money didn’t matter? Asking and answering helps you with the process of elimination by doing you may find what you thought you liked, but you really don’t. Too many times people float through life without asking themselves whether or not they enjoy what they are doing. Ask questions and be honest with the answers even if they make you uncomfortable.
Identify the high points of your day. Most people will experience at least one high point in their day. Even if you spend every day hating your job most times something, even a small thing keeps you going. If you find that your day has no high points it may be time to seriously consider doing something else. Our high points are reminders that all is not lost and we must not give up searching for what brings us fulfillment.
What do you love talking about? It is natural the things we love to do we can’t stop talking about. Our interactions and conversations say a lot about who we are and what we love to do with our time. If you find you love to talk about a particular area of work, your for people or get excited teaching things you have just discovered your passion. People often shy away from pursuing the things they love to talk about because they are unsure how it will serve them, especially in making money. This is where creativity comes into play if you love it find a way to get paid for it. EVERY PASSION HAS A PAYDAY.
Be courageous and explore different paths. Sometimes for us to get to that one thing we have to first try many things. You will not discover your passion with the very first attempt. Be willing to explore different avenues until you discover what you are passionate about. Don’t fit yourself into a box or allow anyone to do it to you. Many people have several talents and passions and there is enough space in the world to accommodate all of them. Step out in faith and challenge yourself to reach your potential.
Research is key. Take time to research your area of interest. What you love to do there are always ways to learn to do it better. Research and application will help you become an expert at your passion. Find people who share your area of interest and learn from them, you can never know too much of anything. In this age of technology, there are no limits to resources that will help us become better at our craft. When your research is complete begin to practice, practice, and then practice some more. Practice will not make you perfect, but it will definitely make you better.
Believe in your abilities. One of the things that keep many people from finding their passion is failing to believe in their abilities. If you don’t believe in yourself and what you can accomplish do expect anyone to believe in you. Never play the game of comparisons because you will lose every time. Focus on what you are doing because you are as gifted as the people you compare yourself to. Cultivate belief in yourself and stop making excuses whatever your mind can conceive you can achieve. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
Finding your passion is important. You are special and deserve to live your best life now. You may not know what it is now but there are resources available to help you on the journey of self-discovery. PASSION+PURPOSE = ABUNDANCE