When it comes to life – your passion should be what it consists of. Imagine if you could design a life of your choosing, whatever that looks like. It’s your life, your plan, and you call the shots. Well you can. It starts with passion. Just because your parents lived in a small town, got married at 17, and worked a 9–5 for 30 years, that doesn’t mean you have to do the same.
You have a choice to make, and in the age we live in, the tools and access you have to connect you to your passion is literally just a type away. With the exponential growth of the web and tech, this has further enabled your choices to have compounded exponentially. Let me remind you that YOU CONTROL YOUR LIFE and what happens in it. Once you fully understand that, you will give yourself enough room to grow further, experiment more and begin designing the lifestyle you have been dreaming of your entire life.
3 Points To Discover Your Purpose
1. Values. Know Your Values
These are your building blocks. What’s most important to you above all else? I’m talking the zero compromise areas of who you are. Family, health, freedom, honesty, intimacy, playfulness, love, adventure, achievement. The list is infinite.
Pick your top few. Prioritize them. What and where enables you to feel them? This is your foundation. Your compass.
2. Show Your Super Powers
We all have things we naturally superstars at. These are your core strengths. Some might even call them gifts. Is it public speaking, teaching, analysis, social interaction, influencing, positivity, discipline, problem solving? Most of us have a gut feeling of what these are.
What have your past experiences shown? What have people consistently complimented you on? What’s your favorite type of project to put your heart into? The book Strengths Finder 2.0 is an awesome place to start.
3. Know & Define Your Passion Moments
We’ve all had them. A moment or time in your life when you felt invincible. It could come during a work project, caring for a child, exploring a new place, or cooking a meal. Anything as long as you feel it at your core. You’ve likely had more than one. Remember these and note them down.
You should be keeping a list of these passion moments. And noticing this in others is just as important. What have you seen people around you do that inspire purpose? This list will never stop growing and with every addition, you will gain more clarity on what lights a fire in your belly.
“Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.” ~Unknown
In pursuit of your passion and lifestyle design a further 3 points you should be considering are:
- Remember you call the shots
- It is okay to get a little selfish
- Embrace change and just do it
It is time to step out and embrace that which you’re passionate about, and get started on your amazing journey designing a lifestyle that reflects you perfectly. You alone are the captain of this particular ship, so don’t let it remain anchored, or sail off without you.
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