Let’s talk about your passion and purpose. There is a great quote by T.D Jakes – “If you can’t work out your purpose, work out your passion. Because your passion will lead you right into your purpose”. Many years ago I was at a crossroads and didn’t know what to do next. I came up with this Passion and Purpose exercise and it really helped me to shift and since had hundreds of clients complete this activity with amazing outcomes. I now offer it to you
- Get two sheets of paper.
- On the first sheet of paper write down 1 – 10 the things that you absolutely love doing. Don’t overthink it, just write down what comes to mind intuitively.
- On the second piece of paper, write down 1 – 10 the things that you are really good at. You might not love doing these things but you know you are good at them.
- Look at the top five things on both lists. Now think outside the box on how you can combine more of the things you love with more of the things that you are really good at. Ask yourself these questions: How can I combine more of the things I love with the skills I already have? How might that look different to what I am currently doing? What else could I be doing? Could you be putting your skills to good use in the area you are passionate about? What new ideas start to come up for you? It’s normal to feel a mix of nervousness and excitement at the prospect of what comes up here. That is a good thing – it means you are growing and growth is the essence of life.
This exercise is what led me to teaching and mentoring. This has the power to create a huge paradigm shift in your life that not only positively impacts you but the people around you as well. You are never too young or too old to start creating the life and results you really want. Ideas and energy of those who inspire them have the ability to change our local and global landscapes. Without people sharing their ideas there is no progress in the world.