From my experience, I have come to know many people who know what they do not like, however, not many people know what they like and what really drives them in life. There are a lot of people who work with a lack of passion or have values that clash with their job scope. This results in a lot of unhappy people.
The question then is “How do you know what you are passionate about?”
Here are some questions that will help you:
- What are the three words that describe you?
- What are the things that you really like to do, without getting paid, for long hours?
- What are the three things in life that makes you frustrated?
- What are some talents that people say you have?
- What is your perfect world like?
I truly believe that when you are able to answer the above questions truthfully, your next step is to identify whether there are links between each question and attempt to put them together. Here’s my personal mission statement:
My life purpose is to teach and inspire people to have fun, loving and supportive relationships.
When I see people enjoying their relationships and having fun in the work environment or at home, it gives me tremendous pleasure! This is one of the reasons why I conduct many transformational teambuilding and people related programs. In addition, I give key note address in seminars and conduct talks as well in the people management area. Do not fall into the trap and pursue other peoples’ dreams. I have seen many people trying to enroll themselves in different programs when it is not in line with their personal values and mission.
So, I hope that you will make a conscious decision to identify what you are passionate about and go for it, rather than go through life talking about the things that you don’t like to do.
What’s your passion? Do share it with me in the comments box!