Your Life Purpose
Your Passions Are Your Life Purpose
Perhaps my story can be a bit of encouragement. I have been working on figuring out what I really want for 30 years. You have been blessed with an amazing mind; it won’t take you that long.
I’m here to create things that make my life and other people’s lives better. There is no greater joy for me than when I’m in the process of creating. I love to paint artwork, design websites, and remake a home.
The one that tops them all is writing, thinking and talking about personal growth. I never get tired of it. While writing the content for this site, I have had moments of pure ecstasy (the legal kind).
Time flies, I forget to eat, and I can almost feel my body humming with electricity. Ideas, words and images fly through my mind at break-neck speeds. It feels like anything is possible.
You Will Know You’ve Found
Your Purpose and Passion When…
- You love doing it. It’s a lot of fun.
- You’re pretty good at it, and really want to get better.
- Time passes in the blink of an eye. (Wow, is it 3 o’clock already?!?)
- You generally would rather do it more than anything else.
- You think about it even while doing other things.
- You’re thrilled and come alive when meeting someone who shares your interest.
- You experience unexplainable serendipitous events.
- It resonates so deeply inside you that you almost want to cry (Not the sad kind of cry, but the you-feel-so-deeply-your-body-can’t-contain-it-so-it-comes-out-your-eyes kind of cry).
- If for some reason you believe you can’t do it, you want to kill yourself.
(There’s ALWAYS a way to do it, only a limited vision on “how” and “when”.)
Don't dismiss what you feel drawn to do because that interest is there for a reason. It's trying to tell you something. Feed it by reading about it. Talk to people. Do internet searches. Dabble in it and dabble some more. Notice what it is you like most about it. And by all means, avoid anyone that belittles your dreams, no matter how well intentioned.
Believe in Possiblities, Not Naysayers
My father told me I wasn't good enough in art to make a living at it. He wasn't a cruel person, he was trying to protect me from the pain of a failed dream. Fortunately, I didn't listen to him and have been a designer my entire adult life.
When I became really interested in personal growth, there were quite a few that looked down their noses at me that I was interested in such "mambie-pambie", silly, and flaky subjects. Some have called me Oprah, as if that's a bad thing?? More than once I was told I think too much. I didn't change my passion, I just became more selective in who I shared my dreams with and found people who were excited for me.
You WILL have people who will discourage you. No one who has ever done anything worthwhile hasn't had people tell them they can't do it. You need to be ready for it and know "Oh, these are the people she talked about!" Then carry on my friend!
Resources for Finding Your Passion
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
For individuals seeking career guidance, this is one of the best books out there for incorporating the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for personality into career exploration.
Discover What You're Best At
This book is to test your business, clerical, logic, mechanical, numbers, and social aptitude. I would recommend it to anyone not sure about what direction their career should take them.
I Can Do Anything, If Only I Knew What It Was