“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why!” – Mark Twain
A year and a half ago I felt lost and confused! Honestly I felt like crap and I thought I lost my foothold. I didn’t of course. I was in a dream job. Or at least in one that is considered that way by many. But just as the way we don’t all fancy the same type of food or clothes, my job wasn’t in accordance with my life passion. I am grateful because I had the courage to admit this to myself, even though that I was brought up to believe that being in a well-paying corporate job will make me happy and content. Not that my parents didn’t support me, they still do. But society is constantly telling us to follow the well-beaten track!
So many people go to sleep at the age of 20 or 30 and they never wake up. They all stand in the line and get stuck in a life they don’t want to be in. Don’t misunderstand me! I am not saying everyone should quit their jobs and just lay on the beach all day. But what you should focus on is bring the best out of your life and on finding your passion! No matter if it’s work related or not!
For me, life passion is coaching, it’s motivation, it’s travelling, it’s building a better world and helping people to live the life they really want! I have a friend and her passion is her kids. Both of us are right, we found our own ways and you should do the same!
We are all good at something, we are all unique and even if you are thinking to yourself right now that you are an exception, well, you aren’t! You just have to listen to what you really want and to your inner calling! If you find this you will be much happier, you will feel motivated and content!
So why aren’t people following their life purpose? Because it’s scary. And it’s risky. It takes courage and effort. It seems complicated and many people don’t have a clue what they want, as a lot of unnecessary thing are cover it up.
These questions will help you focus on finding your passion:
- What gives you the most pleasure in life? What do you like doing, spending time with?
I meet people quiet often who are looking for their life purpose and it turns out it’s already in their life, they just haven’t noticed it. Or it’s something they did as a child, but forgot about it. The starting point should be your current life. If it’s not there, start to explore new things. Meet new people, read different books and get out of your comfort zone! The more committed you are in finding it, the easier it will reveal itself!
- What are your values?
Your values show what drives and motivate you, what you find important in life. If your core value is health, you probably don’t want to work for a cigarette company. Make sure you spend some time with this question. We want to find your real values, not necessarily the ones that are thought to us by society or school: like finding a well-paying job, get married and have kids. These things are great, but might not be the only things that make personally You happy!
- If you got extra 3 hours every day to do whatever you would like, what would you do?
We blame not doing things we want because we lack time. So here’s your chance! You just won extra hours in your day, how would you spend it?
- What did you want to become when you were a child? What were your dreams?
They say we are all born with a purpose in life and we know what that is. At least when we are born and for a while after that. But then we can lose track as so many beliefs and memories cover it up.
- If you had all the time, money, resources, support what would you incorporate in your life?
I love this question, as it is risk free and it moves all the barriers out of the way. What if all the circumstances are right, there is no more excuse, what do you do then?
Don’t forget, you are searching for your life purpose to feel happier, motivated and to fulfil your dreams! Even it seems complicated and you have no idea what you want, the more time you spend finding out what it is, the closer it comes to you!
“The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose!”
You don’t have time to waste, life is beautiful, start to live the way your really want Today!