3 Simple Steps To Finding Your Passion & Live A Life You Love

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.

Sound familiar?

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.

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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.

READ:  8 Vital Goal Setting Tips For Success

Set Goals

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.

Easy, right?

In Summary

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.

READ: 5 Ways to Start Living a Meaningful Life Right Now

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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Hey, I’m Rosie! I am a strategy consultant from Alberta, Canada. I provide smart, savvy women with advice on their goals and future direction so that they can plan effective strategies for growth, whether it’s personal or business-related. I’ve been featured on Annette’s Rochelle Aben’s radio show “Perspectivepower” and ceoMom’s. When I am not blogging, you’ll find you me drinking coffee, making popcorn and hanging out with my two daughters. If I can follow my dreams, you can too!

13 thoughts on “3 Simple Steps To Finding Your Passion & Live A Life You Love

  1. I am at a big crossroads in my life an these tips are really helpful. I’m actually thinking of following the path of something I enjoyed as a child and still do so now and so that was reassuring. Thank you for joining the #weekendblogshare

  2. Such a great post! I love the tip about doing what we loved as kids. As kids we do things for no other reasons than we want to do. I wrote my first “book” when I was about 10, now that I have started writing again, I know I will keep doing it whether or not it makes me money I think that’s a pretty good sign that I need to tie that into my work. I also really enjoyed doing my masters in business administration – for me blogging combines the two 🙂 Hopefully one day it will turn a $!

    • At 10! That’s amazing, kudos! That’s myself as well. I never thought of myself as a writer until I started blogging. But business has always come second nature to me.

  3. nikkifrankhamilton says:

    These are really great questions to ask yourself, multiple times in life. I had my ducks in a row, doing what I wanted and then our life changed. I had a stroke and gained an AI disease and the things I had slated for my future were no longer attainable.

    So I had to ask myself these questions, again and again. And I know that I will be doing it over and over as time moves forward.

    I am not one that loves change, but I do love living up to my own expectations. So evaluation needs to happen and decisions need to be made. Moving forward is the only way I know to continue to grow and be happy.

    Thanks for the nudge!

  4. This is great advice, sometimes we think only complicated answers and things can change our life and bring us happiness, but as you point out, we just need to be what we are. Dropped by from #WeekendBlogShare and alays happy to be here. 🙂
    Hope the weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

  5. Alana - Burnished Chaos says:

    Great tips. As a kid all I ever wanted to do was write so starting my blog is a definite step towards my passion
    #BloggerClubUK

  6. randommusings29 says:

    I love this idea – I often find myself wondering what I should do next. I love making lists so I think this would be a great way for me to decide!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

  7. playdatesparties says:

    Love these steps, and your reminder that we have to choose happiness. Sometimes it seems that people believe doing what you live isn’t stressful. In fact, stress still exists, but it’s easier to see it as a challenge worth overcoming. Thanks so much for joining us at the #happynowlinkup!

  8. I think one of my passions is what I do and that is blogging. I remember growing up as a kid I would write in journals all the time and had one of those angst teenager blogs on Xanga that no one ever really read lol! I have forgotten my passion…it is starting to begin to feel more like work. Reading this post helped me realize that this is truly my passion and I don’t have to make it feel like impending doom all the time. Very motivational!

  9. I think for me, right now, I can’t figure out my passions because I am just so tired. A preschooler and a baby will do that to you. lol. I’ve been struggling with the “what do I want to be when I grow up” thing for awhile now. I’m going to remember these questions a year from now when I’m actually able to sleep through the night and can devote some time to figuring things out. Thanks for the motivation! (visiting from Happy Now)

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