How To Find Your Passion and Purpose - 2 Questions



When we talk about passion, one of the most common questions that people ask is,

"What is passion? How do i even find it?"

And in the simplest definition, passion is a collection of your life experiences that give you the deepest sense of fulfillment.

And to identify your passion, you need to look inward.

So we use two reflective questions.

The first question we ask is,

"If you had all the time and the money in the world, what would you spend your time doing?"

It sounds like a very simple question, but many people struggle
To answer this question because they've just never thought about it.


The second question we ask is,

"What makes you happy or gives you the deepest sense of fulfillment?"

Now, you would assume that we all know what makes us happy,

But it's also interesting to note that so many people have no idea

What makes them happy, because they are so busy going through the routines of life, they've never stopped to look inward.

And so identifying the things that give us a deep sense of fulfillment and the things that give us deep joy are thoughts that begin to direct us in the direction of our passion.

And just in case you're wondering what your answers are to those two questions, i invite you to sit with these questions later and just reflect about it.

However, i am also aware that passion alone cannot guarantee success in life.

And i should note that not every passion can become a career.

For passion to become a career, it must be coupled with the right set of skills, conditioning and positioning.

So when we get our young people to Look inward,

1)   WE ASK THEM:

What skills do you have?
What talents do you have?
What experience do you have?

That you can use to build a niche in the marketplace.

2) WE ALSO LOOK AT MARKET TRENDS,

Because it doesn't matter how much you love and enjoy it.
If nobody wants it or is willing to pay for it, it can't be a career, it’s just a hobby.

3) HOW DO YOU POSITION YOURSELF?

Who are you targeting?
Who do you want to sell to?
Why would they want to buy from you?

And so the combination of the three is what enables you to move from just a passion to a business.

And many of our young people have been able to turn their ideas and burning desires into profitable businesses or social enterprises, and they're not just creating jobs, but they are solving societal challenges.

The thing about looking inward is that it can be scary, especially if you're doing it for the first time. But the truth is you never truly start living until you learn to live from the inside out.

And in unlocking potential, we need to look inward to identify the things that give us a deep sense of fulfillment, the things that give us the deepest joy, and then weave them into the patterns of our daily routines.

In so doing, we cease to work and we start to live. And the thing about living is that you never have to retire or to resign.

And so as you think about unlocking potential for us, for our young people, for our children, let's not condition them to look outward but condition them to look inward to tap into who they are and bring that self into what they do every day.

When you cease to work and you live, when passion becomes a career, you don't just excel, you become unstoppable.

Special Thanks To Ted for such a beautiful talk by Noeline Kirabo.
How To Find Your Passion and Purpose - 2 Questions How To Find Your Passion and Purpose - 2 Questions Reviewed by Bhoral Bajni on July 09, 2020 Rating: 5

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