What no-one tells you about finding your passion & purpose in life
Here’s the thing.
Over the years I’ve worked with lots of people in the ‘figuring out what to do with your life’ space.
And I’ve noticed a few patterns.
So much so, that I’ve decided to formalize everything I’ve learned into a program.
Because people need this stuff.
There are so many super smart people on the planet right now who have ended up in jobs that are not fulfilling them.
And the thing is – a lot of these people are in good jobs!
What the world would label ‘a good job’ anyway.
They should be happy.
They’re made it so far up the professional ladder.
They’ve attained the wealth & status of a decent job title.
They’ve got their very own desk and people reporting into them.
But the reality for many is this:
Something’s still missing.
Get up. Go to work. Come home. Go to bed.
Could it be that the reason so many of us feel stuck is that we’re looking for happiness in all the wrong places?
You see, no-one tells us how to figure out what our passion is in life.
And for most of us, we don’t get the aha! moment.
Perhaps because we don’t know where to start.
It’s my belief that the purpose of life is not to reach for some unattainable idealistic life full of achievements, but to discover what your unique strengths and talents are and to express them fully and passionately.
On judgement day, at the end of your life, the question won’t be ‘why were you not Beyonce?, instead it will be ‘why were you not Salina Mathews?’
Why were you not YOU.
And this is the art of finding your passion.
And it’s nothing new by the way. Scholars, philosophers, geniuses of the past have all come to the same conclusion.
In-fact much of the Poet Dante’s work revolved around the idea that:
People really feel most fully alive when they are able to express who they are and how they feel.
American philosopher Howard Thurman got it bang on when he said:
“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.”
So, do you know what makes you come alive?
Do you know what your unique strengths and abilities are?
And are you using these talents to contribute to the world in some way?
If not, then lets talk.
Because I believe that every human being on the planet deserves to know who they are, what is unique about them and what they are meant to be doing with their lives.
And it’s my mission to see this vision come to life.
Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
To your success!
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PPS: A big thankyou to Gay Hendricks, author of ‘The Big Leap’, you were the inspiration behind this post.