VISION/PURPOSE: “Facing Your Fears: A Plan For Growth- Part Six: How To Find Your Purpose and Passion
I hope you are enjoying and getting something out of this series. We have two more posts to come in our 8-part series. I hope you are receiving needed information.
The last post might have been tough to hear for some and confirming information for others. Hopefully, it was information that opened our eyes to realize action has to back up our desire for change and growth. Depending on your personality and background, getting tasks done might be more difficult and the “knee-jerk” reaction is to have someone else do it who has that skill set. Yes, it is easier, but then an opportunity for growth and stretching has been missed out of our life.
Today, we are going to deal with a question people ask me constantly, “How do I find my purpose and passions for my life?” Great question. There is a really long answer to that question. Here is short answer. In order to know one’s purpose and passion, one needs to first know and accept who they are. That does not mean being perfect, knowing every single thing about yourself, or having your life all together. It simply means having a good understanding of who you are (likes, dislikes, what motivates you, how you are wired, your shortcomings and limitations, etc.) and being able to be the best you, (frailty, gifts, talents and all) without comparison to others, knowing you are a gift to be used for others.
So what are Questions that you can ask to help the process of finding purpose/passion?
- Do You Like What You Are Doing?
If a person sets out to run a mile, and three quarters of a mile ahead there is a cliff, should that person try to finish running the mile just because he started out to do so?
Changing direction is a risk…but what if you don’t change?
Which risk would you rather live with?
Are you doing a job that you hate but staying due to fear of leaving a paycheck, taking a risk of moving toward your purpose, new venture, etc.?
- What would you like to do?
There is a connection between finding your passion and reaching your potential
You will never fulfill your destiny doing work you despise
Passion give you energy
Burnout is NOT doing too much of something…
Burnout is doing any amount of the wrong thing
- Can You do What You Want To do?
What is the difference between what you want and what you are good at? (Be Specific)
What drives you and what gives you satisfaction?
What are your values and priorities and what are your organization’s values/priorities?
- Do You Know Why You Want to do What You Would like to do?
What are your motives for doing this?
These are the questions to ask in finding our purpose and passion. Stay tuned for part 2 in our next post.
Next: Part 7- How to Find Your Purpose and Passion-Pt2
You can do this!
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely
Information used by permission from John Maxwell’s book, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth”
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