It can be so frustrating when people advise you, “Just follow your passion!” Yeah, sure, you’d love to—if only you knew what your passion was.
You’re probably the kind of person who works hard, with commitment and persistence. When you know what you’re doing, nothing will stop you. But before you can become unstoppable, you need to know what you’re starting.
If you’re feeling stuck, here are six fresh ways to discover what you really want to do with your life. Take time to work through the process and know that, no matter what, you’ll be getting closer to where you want to be.
1. Explore the Things You Love To Do & What Comes Easy to You.
“Explore what you love and own it.”
We are all born with a deep and meaningful purpose that we have to discover. Your purpose is not something you need to makeup; it’s already there. You have to uncover it in order to create the life you want. You may ask yourself, “What is my purpose in life?” You can begin to discover your passion or purpose by exploring two things:
- What do you love to do?
- What comes easily to you?
Of course, it takes work to develop your talents- even the most gifted musician still has to practice-but it should feel natural, like rowing downstream rather than upstream.
2. Ask Yourself What Qualities You Enjoy Expressing the Most in the World.
First, ask yourself, What are the two qualities I most enjoy expressing in the world? Mines is love and joy.
Second, ask yourself, What are the two ways I most enjoy expressing these qualities? Mine are inspiring and empowering people.
3. Create a Life Purpose Statement.
Take a few moments and write a description of what the world would look like if it were operating perfectly according to you. In my perfect world, everybody is living their highest vision where they are doing, being, and having everything they want. Finally, combine all three into one statement, and you will have a clear idea of your purpose.
4. Follow Your Inner Guidance (What Is Your Heart Telling You?).
What if I told you that you have your own guidance system within you that can help you get from where you are in life to where you want to go?
know your beginning location and your end destination. The navigation system figures out the rest by the use of an onboard computer that receives signals from multiple satellites and calculates your exact position. Then it plots a perfect course for you.
All you have to do from that point on is follow the instructions it gives you to reach your destination.
5. Think About The Times You’ve Experienced the Greatest Joy In Your Life.
Another technique you can use to help you identify your purpose is to conduct a joy review. Simply set aside about 30 minutes and make a list of all the times you’ve felt the greatest joy in your life.