How to Find Your Passion and Purpose in Life? How many of us have found ourselves lost in life? Stuck, not knowing what our next move is or why we are even here. We live day to day without any direction wondering why we are here on this big blue planet? And, ‘the big question,’ What is our purpose here in life?
These are two questions that plague many people. It’s hard to function through life when you don’t know why you’re here in the first place! The answer isn’t found in a fortune cookie or at the bottom of a cereal box though I have heard rumours that sometimes it is. Once again, the answer lies inside yourself. You’ve just got to find it! Once you’ve identified what activities give meaning to your life, ask yourself why you are doing them. This will help you find passion in the things that are important to you.
Some people may feel passion for running because it is important to their health and well-being, while others may love knitting because it allows them to create beautiful scarves that help support a family member with cancer.
Whatever passion is, aim to have enthusiasm in your everyday life by looking at how different activities influence who you are as an individual. Doing so can lead you closer to finding purpose in life!
Why Are We Here On This Big Blue Planet?
Why are we here on this big blue planet and working so hard, day after day?
For some, the answer is simple. They were born with it – their purpose in life is to find a career that makes them happy. However, for others finding purpose can be difficult because there are many factors involved.
Everyone has purpose and passions inside them, but frequently they get lost during life’s journey due to external factors like family demands or financial struggles. When this happens, you will feel drained of energy and enthusiasm because your focus is on other things instead of yourself. You should know that there are ways to discover purpose by knowing yourself better and looking at the goals you want to achieve.
What Does It Mean To Find Your Purpose In Life?
Finding purpose doesn’t usually happen overnight, but passion must drive us to find meaning because satisfaction arises when passion influences how we live our lives. If someone has a passion for playing sports, they may love waking up early every morning to practice before work, just like the runner who wakes up early to go running each morning before work.
People have passion for their profession, whether passion or purpose, and it might be said that passion drives purpose. Passion may also drive you to do things outside your “normal” life. It’s wonderful when passion and purpose meet, but sometimes they don’t.
How Do You Find Your Passion?
Ask yourself what you’d like to spend the rest of your life doing? What do you feel passionate about? What is your passion?
Reflect on the passion that drives you and determine if it’s important to you. Is it an activity or subject that will positively influence who you are as a person? A passion is something exciting and enjoyable to someone so having passion in life makes people happy. Often passion changes, but once identified, passion can be developed and put into action.
Pursuing passion means making sacrifices, so passion needs to come before comfort, whether it’s waking up early or staying up late. Passion typically starts with a different mindset from everyone else, which often leads to happiness when accepted by others.
Once passion and purpose are identified, it’s time to put them together! By putting passion first, you can now really dive into finding purpose with passion. How does this passion influence the work I do every day? It may require learning new skills or creating better habits, but whatever it takes, passion is sure to increase focus during activities that bring passion into one’s life. The more passionate you are about something, the more willing you are to let go of distractions, so passion must come before comfort.
However, if you are unhappy, then you may need help finding what you are passionate about. Passion can lead you to your higher purpose. I believe your higher purpose is a profound desire to help someone or something outside of ourselves with our knowledge and know-how.
Truly, if you are happy in your life and passionate about what you are doing, you have found your higher purpose.
What Do You Want in Life?
Identify what activities truly give meaning to your life. These are the things that make you feel good inside; doing these types of activities help define who you are as an individual. Each person has their own set of interests and values that influence how they spend their time (even if this means working long hours).
Passion is defined as intense feelings of enthusiasm for something, making passion hard to contain. It helps showcase your strength towards your ambitions, whether that passion is growing crops or playing video games professionally. Passion will help fuel whatever needs fueling, so if passion wanes, then whatever was being worked on also seems to not move forward.
How Are You Feeling Every Day?
How are you feeling now?
If you are feeling miserable right now or upset all the time, you may need to change whatever you are doing. If you dislike what you are doing and now may be undesirable, you DO have the power to change this.
Somehow you got to this place in your life, and slowly we can change this now. Say, out loud. I want a better life now! Admit that to yourself. Today I am willing to change my ideas, so I will feel better to change my situation. Understand that is the starting point of your purpose.
Your purpose during the week may be going to work and make a living to feed your family. For most of us, our purpose at night is to sleep a reasonable amount of hours, preferably eight, to renew for the next day.
Passion and purpose often go hand-in-hand, but passion is more inclined to be intrinsic, while purpose can be found doing things externally.
Simple but not easy. Your undesirable situation is not what you want, but we have to consider what we love to do before we can change it. What are you really good at? What can you do that you are constantly teaching to others? Maybe you are a great bowler, or you are a fantastic baker? Perhaps you like to knit or skateboard? Go and figure out what that is and write it down!
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. ~Eckhart Tolle
Where Do You Want To Be?
Maybe you do not like where you are situated in your life. Could it be a job or living arrangement? Consider one thing to change your situation? It does not have to be a whole mess of things, just one thing.
Even just writing it down will make you feel better, and writing it down will help you move towards your desire.
Accept your situation as it is, and when you get a moment, you can rethink your circumstances. Acceptance of what you are going through helps you move forward to the next phase of decision-making.
What Is Holding You Back?
Is it money that is holding you back? Then start a list of goals. (My goal is to find a better job in the next four months) Make sure your goals are realistic to you. Otherwise, you might get discouraged.
Today is a time you need to be mindful.
It’s not hard to think about what you want, and you need to take care of your thoughts now. So, what is your purpose in life today? Well, I would say your purpose in life today is to be happy.
Know that if you are in an unhappy place, be mindful and shower yourself with happy thoughts.
Your purpose is to be happy in whatever you are doing.
We all know that life can get busy and, at times, overwhelming. It’s easy to forget about the things we really care about to make time for other commitments. But what if there was a way to take the anxiety out of making decisions? What if you could have an end-all-be-all solution on how best to live your life? Well, you can try living with intention! The Intention Calendar gives you a simple roadmap each day with space for three intentions—something meaningful you want to do today, something fun or enjoyable that will bring joy into your day and something challenging or complex so as not to give yourself too much leeway when planning your schedule. With this calendar system in place, you can feel better every day.
Hopefully, this has helped shed a little light on finding your purpose and passion in life. Please leave a comment and let me know:)