How to find your passion (Part 1)

Struggling to find your true life passion?

Passion is something that challenges and motivates you. Remember that you can have diverse life passions. You will probably have to try a lot of different things, and some of them might not fit. But, that’s OK! I am still on this path too.

Some people just know what they want, and some people don’t. That’s the way it is. And don’t get frustrated; finding your passion is a journey.

Here are some tips to help you find your purpose in life:


Evaluate your life

Grab a paper and pen, and spend some time reflecting on your life. Map out your life in categories. Any and everything that you consider to be part of your life should be listed. (for example, family, friends, health, career,..)

Then, rank your categories on a scale. Look at what makes you the most and least happy. For the categories that make you the least happy, make a plan of ways you can find a way to enhance them.


Determine your life goals

What are your true life goals? If your goals coexist with things that you are passionate about or love doing, then it is a part of your purpose. You can also use your categories to determine some of your goals. Really think and write everything that’s going on in your mind.


Question yourself:

Write down all the answers and really reflect on them:

  • What has been the most important event or moment of your life?
  • What has been the most difficult problem you’ve encountered in your life?
  • If you worked at your dream job, what would it be?
  • If you could change the world, what would you do?
  • If you died today, what would you want people to know about you?
  • One thing that makes you forget everything?
  • What is something that you love doing?
  • What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do?
  • If you could spend today doing whatever you desire, what would it be?
  • If you were to make just one radical change in your life right now to make life better, what would it be?

Try new things

Trying new things will open doors for you to see if other things excite you. You never know until you try it, your purpose may be something that you have never done or think before. The possibilities are endless. Give a chance to new opportunities.


Find your “Ikigai”

Another great way to find your passion is by doing the Ikigai exercise. It’s a Japanese concept that means “reason for living” to find that sweet spot where your gifts, skills, passions, and values align.

Is based around its circles. They encompass:

 

  • Your Passion: What you love
  • Your Mission: What the world needs
  • Your Vocation: What you are good at
  • Your Profession: What you can get paid for

Where all four spheres overlap, you find your ikigai.

 


I hope this gives you a little insight to help you start finding your purpose in life. Take some notes and start the journey!

What are you doing to start finding your purpose in life?

See you in the next week for part two of this topic with “How to pursue your passion” 😊

 

44 Replies to “How to find your passion (Part 1)”

  1. Thanks alot, this was really helpful.

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

      1. This was great, how to do the Ikigai? It makes no sense to me visually?
        Ty!

        1. Hi Carlene, I know that it’s been a while since you asked but basically the Ikigai works like a Venn diagram. So, where what you love and what you’re good at overlap, that’s what one might consider a passion. What you’re good at and can be paid for is essentially a job, or a profession.

          Ikigai is a combination of all four circles; what you love, what you’re good at, what you can be paid for and what the world needs. In finding your passion, you fulfil all four circles. Ikigai.

          Hope that helps 🙂

    2. My cat’s name is Ikigai🐈

  2. Hilda Amaliyah says: Reply

    Thanks. This is really great.

    1. Thanks alot this was very helpful for me to keep going and encouraging myself. When everything goes wrong in my life🙏😊

    2. Thanks for reading it! 😊

    3. I think I like it and I’m gonna try it for sure ..thank you 💜

  3. Thank you…I’m in tears because I’ve been sitting at work with my heart heavy. Everyday I clock into work I feel an overwhelming urge to cry. I feel so unfulfilled.

    1. Be strong!

    2. This is so me. I’m just not happy being in the office. I fill unfulfilled as well.

    3. Just keep chasing your dreams! Believe that good things are about to happen, just don’t give up and believe in yourself! Sending you all the love and strength ❤️

  4. Thank you
    This is great and helpful!

    1. Sameer Deshmukh says: Reply

      Thanks

      1. very helpful and interesting article ! thank you.
        i discovered few time ago, searching my passion that the right answer could be found through remembering the childhood time..
        i remembered for example that, when i was child, i loved play with toys that ring. today, i’m a java developer and that information help me to know that my passion is music, i decided to play piano on my resttime and i feel very good.

    2. Thankyou for this , I’m always distracted in all the things I have to do and I’m always very stressed about things that will be coming in future and confused with my passion in gonna try listing out things today itself. This was really helpful .God bless you 🤗

  5. Please be strong and happy.
    2021 is ours, let’s take charge and overcome those challenges.
    Ciao!

    1. Nikita Singh Tomar says: Reply

      Thanks for sharing such a wonderful, helpful and an informative blog. It was indeed much needed! 🙂

      1. Ramesh Chalamalasetty says: Reply

        Thank you so much 💓

      2. Thanks, beautifully put across. I was just confused with my further studies or job. Setting priorities right

  6. I think it’s great to see this. I’m actually in 9nth grade and, at my school, we worked on our ikigai and it really helped us, even though we’re so young. It is a quest to discover yourself better and open your mind to new opportunities and possibilities, should they arrive or be attainable in one’s life. This post didn’t ‘help’ me, because I already did the work not long ago, but I find those things to be inspiring et helpful.
    Thank you

  7. Really thank you ❤️

    1. No, thank you for reading it! ❤️

  8. Tracy Lynnett Wright says: Reply

    I am 51 years old, I love your blog articles and the app. Thanks so much.

    1. Thank you ❤️

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve always struggled with finding my purpose. These are excellent questions to ask. I appreciate you and what you are doing

    1. It is very useful post. The exercise gave me insights about me. Thanks a lot.

      1. Thank You for writing this article. I will definitely go back and try all you’ve suggested. I really believe it will help me and others too.

    2. Thank you so much for reading it! ❤️

  10. Thank you. I was just wrestling with my thoughts about this this morning and praying to God about it. Sure enough, He came through and led me to read this 😊 Now I have some clarity and know that its ok to have more than 1 passion.

    1. It’s more than ok to have more than 1 passion 🙂
      Thanks for reading it ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much! ❤️

  12. Thank you all so much!! Really usseful💛

  13. Thank you for this post. I am going to try the Japanese concept. I believe I understand how to do that. This really got me thinking today.

    1. Thanks for reading it! 🙂

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