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.
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” 😊