In this post, I will be going through a step by step process to help you find your passion. For most, finding your passion in life is not a simple process, but a continual journey. My goal with this post is to give you a quick process you can immediately employ in your life to help bring you more clarity and get you started in a meaningful direction.
There are three steps to the process of discovering the purpose of your life:
- Understanding the principle of choice
- Creating your underlying principle
- Aligning your life with the underlying principle
Understanding the principle of choice
Norman Vincent Peale has this to say about the power of choice. The greatest power we have is the power of choice. It is an actual fact, that if you have been groping under unhappiness, you can choose to be joyous, instead. And, by effort, lift yourself into joy. If you tend to be fearful, you can overcome that misery by choosing to have courage. The whole trend and the quality of anyone’s life is determined by the choice that are made.
Choosing is the most important activity of your mind, because by making a choice, you are proclaiming your desires to your subconscious mind. Once the subconscious mind gets to understand your desires, it is going to do anything it can to help manifest them in your life. The choices you make in your life become aligned with your goals. And, if you are sincere in pursuing them, there is no reason why you should not accomplish them.
“Passion mixed with Knowledge sprinkled with Action equals Success” – Dennis Stemmle
Indecision, on the other hand, not only creates frustration and anxiety, but can also confuse the subconscious mind about what you really want. But it is important that the choices you make are made by you are aligned with your true desires, purposes and aptitude. A lot us of let others make choices for us, or make our choices according to what we think will minimize risk, even if that means that we go against our own desires. What is right for someone else may not be right for you, and the way to know this is listening to what your heart says.
There lots of science behind these statements, but I will leave that to the technical journals. So, to begin with, I want you to make a list of things which interests you; things which you have always enjoyed, which makes you feel better, which inspires you to surge ahead, no matter what obstacles you face. Do you like doing something creative, or something artistic? Do you enjoy nature, do you like the mountains? Do you enjoy helping others? Do you get pleasure out of making a difference in other people’s lives?
Whatever it is that interests you, go ahead and make a list under the following headlines:
Things you love to do: What is it that you love in this thing and why? How you could do this for money, and make a living out of it?
Creating Your Underlying Principle:
The next step is to examine the list you just made and look for any recurring themes. Maybe, it is the positive contribution that keeps coming up, or an effect to seek or give love, or helping your parents cope with old age. Whatever it is try to identify the central them of the things you love to do, and try to put it in a short and precise statement. This will be your Mission Statement. It may even be a quote by a famous person, or a philosophy that has influenced you. Of course, as you grow up, this statement could evolve, but its soul will remain the same. Now, write down your Mission Statement.
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The final step in your process is to map your path forward to your ultimate purpose. Start to make little changes in your life each day that will start to move you in your new direction. LIVE this new approach each and every day. It might take some time, but you will certainly feel the difference in your enthusiasm for life. The key is to do something each and every day that moves you further down your new path. In time, you might even find you may want to change your job, or start a new business, that is more in line with your mission.
Want to learn more? I go into this process in much more detail in my book The Power of Setbacks.