Are You Following Your Passions?
If you are not happy in your life and work or haven’t progressed as much as you would like, one of the culprits could be that you don’t have a big enough why. To work hard at something, you have to have a reason to put in all the effort. If you don’t have a sense of purpose or if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, it’s easy to give up or just not strive for the best in this area.
Let me ask you a couple of questions:
1. How much easier would it be to work hard and accomplish something that you feel passionate about and/or love to do rather than doing something you don’t really enjoy?
2.Are you spending your time doing the things you truly enjoy or feel passionate about? Or are you doing what you think you should be doing, maybe because it pays well or you were advised to go that route by others?
Most people who are successful and happy in a career, hobby, or sport put the time and energy in because they love what they do. It’s best to become clear on your passions and the ways that you can earn a living doing what you love. You have to choose your own life. If you choose what you want to do and what you’re naturally good at, you will excel because the work won’t feel like work!
In addition to being passionate about what they choose to do, most successful people figure out their true life purpose. They then entwine this ‘reason for being’ through everything they do. In other words, they live life ‘on purpose,’ gaining the satisfaction that every decision they make and action they take is right for them.
They are living congruently and in alignment with their purpose. Your true life purpose (TLP) is the one thing you feel you’re on this earth to do—your very own mission statement, something that incorporates your core values and the things that really matter to you.
In Habit 1- The Power of Purpose & Passion in the book Unlimited; 7 Habits to Unleash Your Full Potential & Get the Life You Want you will be introduced to this concept. This will help you to clarify your own passions so that you can live your life ‘on purpose’ and make choices that are in accordance with your core values.
Living your life this way makes everything you do count for more. Life becomes more meaningful, and with this comes a greater sense of happiness and fulfilment.
“If you don’t set your goals based upon your mission statement, you may be climbing the ladder of success only to realize, when you get to the top, you’re on the WRONG building.” —Stephen R. Covey