Find out what you’re passionate about. What makes your soul smile? The things you are passionate about are leading you to your purpose.
Passion is a powerful and intense emotion. So powerful, that when used properly it has the potentiality for the highest level of achievement and fulfillment. The purpose of our life is revealed in our passions.
Life loves when we are passionate because we’re in our happiest and most creative state. Passion with the right action leads to creation that exceeds our expectations.
The immeasurable power within us is summoned in our passion and craves to thrive. So, it’s a wonderful thing when passion collides with a career. Add dedication, hard work and positive thinking to the mix and you have S-U-C-C-E-S-S.
When you love what you do, you will always do it better and have higher results – that’s because of passion.
Are you doing what you TRULY love to do?
Could you do more of it?
If you’re passionate about something, but you aren’t doing enough of it, chances are you aren’t happy. The good news is, nothing is truly permanent, even if it appears that way. You can do what you love to do and earn a good living from doing it.
Here are 4 Clues to Help You Find Your Purpose
1. Uncover your Fears.
Oftentimes, our purpose is hidden under a trunkload of junk called fears. These false little dictators chase us away from our purpose and scare us into believing we would fail if we follow our passions. Fear is simply this: False Evidence Appearing Real.
It’s never real, but it sure feels real. Doesn’t it? When we let go of fears, we are FREE. Usually, this chain-breaking event aligns us with our passions and our purpose almost instantly.
What are some of your biggest fears?
Whatever your fears are, look at the opposite and you’ll surely find where your success lies. Once you discover your main passion, write down actionable steps to do more of it and then dive in.
2. Focus on your strengths and talents.
Our society, beginning in early childhood, tends to focus on our weaknesses instead of our strengths and talents. This subconscious habit starts early and, unless stopped, roots itself into our adulthood and stays. Some of us realize this and work to reverse it, while others wander around living average or unhappy lives.
Instead, let’s focus on our strengths and build on making them even stronger. Let’s follow what we love to do instead of trying to catch up in other areas. Our passion and purpose lie in our strengths and talents.
Do you know what your unique gifts and abilities are?
If you do, congratulations. You are probably well on your way to living your purpose. If you haven’t fully realized them yet, that’s okay too. StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a great book and assessment by Tom Rath that has sold over 4 million copies. It’s one of the best ways to find your strengths and talents with actionable steps.
3. Reflect on your childhood dreams.
Research and experts agree that many of our childhood passions and dreams hold clues to our future purpose. But, most people do not realize that, nor are they encouraged at a young age to pursue them. As a result, they usually do not discover them until they are well into their adult or middle-aged years.
You can’t turn back time, but you can write down memories of things you passionately enjoyed as a child.
What were you really enthusiastic about?
Where did you receive the most compliments?
What were you good at?
Children are pure love and innocence. Children are their authentic self. Our authentic self can reveal our best self.
As you answer the questions above and reflect, notice which area makes you feel really good right now. This is your calling. 🙂
4. Follow what feels right.
Your soul is your best guide. It’s the connection to your Creator and access to infinite, divine energy. It’s who you truly are and it’s the source that guides you.
Are you listening?
You’ll know if you are on the right path if what you are doing feels right. When something feels right and you follow it, the energy builds and passion is created. The more you follow your passion, the more creative ideas that will flow from it. These creative ideas will lead you to your purpose.
Your purpose can be different at different times in your life. That’s okay. We are not meant to be here and do just one thing. Our purpose can be grand and it can also be small, depending on how we look at it. For example, our purpose could be following a career path, being a parent, being a helpful friend, volunteering, learning a new skill, etc.
When we follow our passion and it truly feels right in our heart and mind we can always be assured we’re on the right path. It’s not always perfect or easy, but it is worth it.
The Bottom Line
All in all, if you aren’t experiencing the success you have expected in your life, you may not being putting your time and attention into what you are truly passionate about, therefore unlocking your purpose.
If you feel like you’ve explored all of these tips and you still aren’t sure of your passion or purpose try asking yourself this very simple, yet profound question. . .
“What would I be doing right now, full time, if I were guaranteed success?”
The answer to that question may be your answer.
Remember: You will never fail if you follow what you love. There will be mistakes along the way, but that’s how you learn and grow. The most successful and happiest people have made many mistakes along the way. But, they never gave up.
If you follow your passion long enough you WILL be aligned with your purpose. Consistently living that purpose will guarantee lasting fulfillment. In fact, you can bet your best life will miraculously unfold before your very eyes. <3
Pursuing my passion paves the path to my purpose and prosperity.
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