The journey of life is about finding your passion and purpose.
How many times have you felt disconnected and distant from your life?
One of the biggest challenges is finding our passion and purpose. Something that moves us outside from our comfort zone and allows us to believe that there is something out there bigger than ourselves.
Most of the time, we get so busy and distracted that it is difficult to define what we really want from our life. To help combat this, it is important to uncover today’s purpose and focus on being proactive in the moment so that you can ultimately find and achieve your goals and feel in control of your life.
Here are 3 ideas to help in finding your purpose and passion:
1. DEEPLY GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF
In order to lead and command the direction of your life, it is important to know who you are. Just like the SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity and threat) analysis in business, this also applies to the principles of passion-seeking. Discovering your strengths can help to develop different abilities and skills which unlocks more opportunities. What’s more, knowing your weaknesses can help you to avoid potential threats in your life.
Try and spot the patterns of what you truly enjoy in life, this will help to determine where you are going and how to arrive at the destination. One path to knowing yourself better is by taking the 16 personalities test: https://www.16personalities.com/ The test is designed to categorise individuals according to their preferred way of thinking and behaving. It then groups them into different personality traits, which you can use to better understand yourself.
2. WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO TEACH
If you are to develop yourself, it is key to focus on your natural strengths. What do you like to teach people? What are the skills you want to nurture in life? You don’t have to be great at something to be passionate about it.
We must focus on maximising our personal strengths as assets by tapping into them in times of challenges. This will lead us to reaching our true potential and helps to build resilience. Thus, creating a unique path on which to flourish, and realise your full potential.
3. GET OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
It can be easy to fall into a routine and get comfortable with the way things are. But in fact, comfort zone is a powerful psychological concept that allows us to embrace risks and make significant changes in our lives.
Ask yourself how you can expand your horizons beyond your comfort zone. This is the time to utilise all of the strengths that you have accumulated to create a strong foundation to build your passion on.
When we do what we love, that is our passion;
When we serve others with our passion, that is our purpose.
– Jay Shetty
Written by Angela Chai – Walker Wayland NSW