Finding Your Passion Leads To Greater Awakenings
Finding your passion is indeed a great reward in itself.
There is an added bonus too. Because life passion and purpose are so closely related, finding life purpose will be at the most, one simple question away from your passion.
When you know them both, you will know your heart's longing.
To achieve this, all that is needed is your commitment to this statement...
"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living... I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing."
Yes? Great! On to the dig.
The Quest Of Finding Your Passion
It makes sense that life passion will lay in the fields of our strengths and preferences.
Working from those traits is so much more satisfying than doing jobs we are not good at and do not enjoy.
We can unearth valuable insights to our strengths and preferences by exploring these:
- personal spiritual growth - how you see your place in the majesty of life, and the meaning you ascribe to it.
- cognition - knowing your mind and being sure of yourself... living from a place of self empowerment.
- instinct - knowing your natural approach to tasks. Online personality tests are convenient and helpful for painting a picture of these preferences and strengths, as well as indicating dislikes and weaker characteristics.
- Look at accomplishments and contributions achieved at different stages of your life as these can often point to smart places to look for finding your passion. These achievements may have made you feel proud or excited to be involved in.
They may have been focused on education, learning a new skill, helping a friend or family member, membership in clubs, participation in sport, educational achievements, career path, relationships, family responsibilities, etc.
Write down some of these accomplishments that you experienced during each of childhood, teenage years, and adulthood.
Identify what felt good about these achievements, what pleased you about them. Why were they fulfilling experiences for you?
- What have been your favorite, most enjoyable activities through the stages of your life? There may be some variations at different life stages, and there may be some that run a common thread from day one.
Think about things that others may have chided you about, teasing you perhaps because you were always so talkative, or so organized, or??
These are all clues as to things you likely love and value. Don't disregard them due to someone else's thoughts about them, they may hold valuable clues for finding your passion.
- What have other people admired about you through your life? Have those traits been constant throughout your life, or have they changed, with some showing themselves at different times?
Why do you think these traits have been admirable? Consider whether they are really things you also admire about yourself, or have they been behaviors to fulfill expectations.
- What topics are you curious about and would like to learn more of? What information or discoveries excite and inspire you when you learn of them?
What magazines do you find yourself picking up at the Newsagent when you have a bit of time to browse?
Where does web surfing take you when you have some spare time? What are some of those websites you happily came across and bookmarked for 'when you had some time to explore'.
Do your ears perk up when someone talks about the most recent finding in quantum physics, cell biology, computer programming, modeling, home decorating, stock trading, writing, politics?
- If you were guaranteed success to change anything you wanted to in the world, what would you change? Why would you change that, and what does that feel like?
- If it was an absolute certainty that you could achieve any goal you set for yourself, what goal would you aim for?
- If you didn't have to be concerned with making money, what would you do with your time?
- If you have any secret yearnings of what you are interested in doing, yet never share them with anyone, what are they?
- Are there any courses or seminars you think about enrolling in, but feel you just can't justify the time or expense? These yearnings are indicative of your passion speaking to you.
- Who are some people that you greatly admire, and why do you admire them? Your admiration points to what you value. Your heart seeks to live your highest core values. Identifying these are great clues for finding your passion and life purpose.
- How would you like to be remembered? What words, spoken in your honor, would make you feel that you lived to your greatest potential.
- Take author Janet Atwoods free Passion Test Profile questionnaire. It's simple and eye opening. Answer 7 easy questions, and you will receive an overview of where you stand in living a passionate life. It also gives you some great feedback about what you can do to create a more fulfilling life.
Identifying your life passion is a huge step in your personal mission development.
Savor your findings, and enjoy your journey of success.
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