3 Simple Steps To Finding Your Passion & Live A Life You Love
The Dreaded Monday
It’s 7:00 AM and your alarm goes off. You realize that it’s Monday morning and you’re extremely tired and wished that there was some way that you could stay home from work. Silently, you wished anything at all would happen, so that you didn’t have to get out of bed.
I think at one time or another, we have all been in that exact spot. What if I told you that life didn’t have to be that way? What if I told you that if you discovered your fire, your passion, that your life would completely change?
In today’s post, I am sharing 3 simple steps to finding your passion so that you can live a life that you will love. A fulfilling and meaningful life. Who wouldn’t want that?
Sounds too good to be true? Read on.
Finding Your Passion
Here are the three simple steps to finding your passion.
Natural Abilities And Interests
Make a list of all your likes and interests. These are the things that make you light up when you talk about them. Or perhaps they are activities that you enjoy, like snowshoeing. These are things that you can talk about for hours and never get bored.
Do you need a little help to get started? Here are three questions that you can ask yourself.
1) What are you currently good at? Whether it’s writing, helping others or entrepreneurship skills. Write them down.
2) What strengths of yours that others see but you don’t? They compliment you on but you think to yourself that you’re really not as good as they say you are? Write those down too. And finally
3) What did you enjoy doing as a kid? Remember all those activities and interests you had growing up? Often we forget that we even liked those activities. Maybe it’s volunteering, knitting or baking. Now as adults, with our busy lives, we forgot to make time for those exact activities that made us happy.
Apply Skills In Your Life
Now that we’ve brainstormed a list of interests and identified our unique abilities, the next step is to decide how we can apply them to our everyday life. But first, narrow that list down to your top 3 activities and or skills.
In the discovery process, you identified that you love volunteering as well as helping others. Now, think of how you can do more of that in your day to day life. Whether it’s volunteering at the food bank or the blood donor clinic or maybe it’s coaching your child’s soccer team. Write it down, even if it seems silly at the time.
So far, we have identified what we’re good at, narrowed it down to our top 3 and now it’s about setting goals. This is the time that we put those top three into actionable and attainable goals.
For example, if we go back to volunteering, your goal can be that every Saturday morning, you will volunteer at the animal shelter for two hours for the next 6 months. In 6 months time, decide if this is something that you would like to continue or perhaps something you realized is not your favourite thing to do.
In the beginning, we were dreading waking up on Monday morning and trying to think of ways to get out of work. Now, by following the three simple steps, we’re on our way to finding our passion and living a more fulfilling life. In the end, it’s about exploring what you excel at and deciding how you can have more of it in your day to day life. By doing what you love will bring you happiness, keep us filled with meaning, excitement, and anticipation.
For myself, I love business and I have known it’s one of my passions for a very long time. Whether I am teaching to others on how to get started or mentoring others or blogging about it, I get the same effect. I get that glimmer in my eyes and I could talk for hours about the topic. For example, yesterday, I signed myself up to be a mentor at a Ladies Learning to Code workshop called “Getting started with WordPress and Blogging“. I am eager to participate in this workshop and looking forward to the event.
NOTE: Living a meaning life is a choice. Repeat. Living a meaningful life, with purpose, is a choice. Once you make this choice, then it’s time to follow through and take action.
How have you discovered your passion? Share your story in the comments below!
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