Do you feel as if you lack a feeling of purpose and passion in your life? Is it as if something is missing? Isn’t it as if you were designed for more?
Then you were most likely!!! I believe that we are all “built for more,” but that not everyone is aware of this or has the passion or fortitude to seek it.
But here you are, searching for answers and determining your passion, because you are not about to settle for anything less than a fulfilling, meaningful, and passionate life. And that’s awe-inspiring.
I’m going to give you three great recommendations on how to discover your passion, but first, let’s define passion.
WHAT EXACTLY IS PASSION?
Your passion is a natural aptitude or gift that you are fundamentally good at, enjoy doing, and that thrills, lights you up, allows you to express yourself, and gives you a sense of meaning.
Now, you may not be consciously aware that you are good at this subject, and you may need to master some skills to become an expert, but deep down inside, you are a natural at it and could pick it up quickly.
It’s something you can pick up quickly because you have an intuitive understanding of it or a natural talent for it… in other words, it’s imprinted on your soul… Perhaps this is because you’ve done it before in other lives, or because your personality and deeper nature are compatible with this interest.
A person who just “gets” psychology without ever having studied it in school is an example. This person has a natural intuition for people’s actions, why they do what they do, and how the mind operates. This is a natural trait they possess, and their passion/purpose is likely to be related to psychology, counselling, healing, energy work, or other related fields.
This is why obtaining a better grasp of your nature through self-awareness, quizzes, astrology, numerology, and personality tests can help you figure out what you’re naturally good at.
3 SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS FOR FINDING YOUR PASSION
FOLLOW YOUR INQUISITION
This is the most important piece of advice I can give you! Your SOUL fuels your curiosity, which is fed by love, passion, excitement, and desire.
Don’t worry about whether you’re excellent at anything or if you lack the necessary abilities, knowledge, or experience; as long as you enjoy what you’re doing, you’ll develop all of the expertise and talents you require. As I previously stated, you intuitively “understand it,” which is why you are so drawn to it…you simply need to master some practical skills.
So, what are your passions? What are you interested in learning more about? Who or what fascinates you? What do you find yourself drawn to? What do you find appealing? What sets your heart ablaze?!?! Basically, what piques your interest?
TURN IN THAT DIRECTION. That is the course to take. Investigate your curiosity. It will open doors for you and lead you to your true calling.
WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS? AND WHAT DO THEY ENJOY/DO?
I was always intrigued by my teachers and how they accomplished things from a young age. I was so intrigued to the way they talked, passed out papers, scribbled on the whiteboard, how aggressive they were, and how much knowledge they had (makes sense that I became a teacher).
I still look up to a lot of individuals as an adult, whether they be prominent personalities or everyday people in my life… All of the qualities I love in them are indicators of what I’m truly enthusiastic about.
So, what is it about other people’s actions that inspires you? What exactly do you admire about them? All of this is a reflection of your own light. What you like about them is a reflection of your own unrealized potential. These people reflect back to you who you really are on the inside. What you like in them is a reflection of yourself, which is why you find them so motivating.
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES AS A CHILD?
You indulged in activities that you actually enjoyed as a child, when you had no boundaries and were as free as a bird, with nothing holding you back from being your true self. These were activities that could keep you occupied for HOURS. What did they entail for you? What was it that you were born to do? You could inquire of your parents.
What games did you constantly play, who did you pretend to be, what did you enjoy doing, what was your personality like, what did you always talk about, and what did you excel at?
Were you constantly the centre of attention, dancing, singing, and wishing to be filmed? Were you more reserved, preferring to read books? Did you always paint, draw, or do something creative? Were you starting new companies and selling goods to your “clients”? Were you always chatting to your siblings and parents about what you learned in school?
Take note of this because it can provide you with a lot of information about your passion.
We sometimes mistakenly believe that our passion is a vocation from which we may earn money. It certainly can be, but it isn’t required. Your passion does not have to be limited to just one item; it can be a collection of minor interests.
Because there may not be a standard career or profession for what we are passionate about, you may have to get creative in order to make money from it if you want to turn it into a profession. Which leads me to….
There is a distinction to be made between your passion and your mission…
Our passion is just what we like doing on our own time, without the obligation to share it with others. When we share our passion with the world, use it to make a difference in people’s lives, or start making money from it, it becomes our purpose.
So, if you’re on that route and want to find your life’s purpose, start by discovering your passion and then figuring out how to share it with the rest of the world.