Hey, there, fellow purpose-searchers and passion-seekers! If you’ve ever found yourself pondering the meaning of life or questioning your true interests, you’re not alone. Self-reflection and discovering our passions can be an exciting yet daunting journey. Fear not! Today, we’re diving headfirst into the world of self-assessment and unlocking those hidden gems that make our hearts sing. And, I thought, let’s have some fun since it can sometimes be awkward to think about: WHAT IS MY PURPOSE? When thinking about that question, do you see yourself climbing a mountain to find a guru sitting in a cave who will have all the answers for you? You’ll find it’s simpler than that; you start by reflecting on yourself.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born,
and the day you find out why.
So decide today to figure out your why.
Speaking of self-assessment, I recently (the ink is still not dry) spent two days of extensive training to complete my DISC certification. One of my passions is human behaviour, and I’m thrilled to be certified in this evaluation model for human behaviour and communication styles. (DISC describes the four main personality profiles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness.) This certification equips me with the knowledge and tools to effectively analyze personality traits, adapt my communication approach, and build stronger relationships. I’m excited to apply my new comprehensive knowledge to enhance collaboration, improve team dynamics, and create better outcomes in both personal and professional settings.
There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life
that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Almost eight years ago, I felt lost and stuck and never thought a Passion Test would give me some clarity. It was so simple, and I liked it so much that I became a Passion Test™ Facilitator to help people zone into what matters to them. This tool has helped some of my stuck clients. Making inventories is essential to understanding ourselves and clarifying what we want.
But sometimes, it’s less about the tools and more about digging further within yourself and spending time in your own company. You never know. You might like yourself better.
So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and prepare for a friendly, casual, and slightly humorous (I think) guide to finding your true passions!
Embrace the “Soul Detective” within.
Have you ever wondered what Sherlock Holmes and Scooby-Doo have in common? They’re both skilled detectives! When it comes to self-reflection, channel your inner detective and start investigating your soul. Grab a journal, find a cozy spot, and ask yourself the big questions. “What activities make me lose track of time?” “What sparks my childlike curiosity?” “What do I love talking about, even if others roll their eyes?” These clues will lead you to your true passions. And hey, don’t forget your magnifying glass!
Dive into the sea of experiences.
Life is an ocean of experiences; the more we dip our toes, the better we understand ourselves. So, jump in with both feet! Try new hobbies, explore different cultures, read various genres, and leave your comfort zone behind. Remember, it’s not about finding the perfect passion right away; it’s about learning and growing along the way. And who knows? You might discover a hidden talent for juggling flamingos or knitting superhero capes!
Laugh, explore, and embrace your quirks.
Laughter is the best medicine, and it’s also a fantastic compass for self-discovery. What makes you giggle like a hyena? What makes your eyes twinkle with joy? Those moments of pure, unadulterated laughter often reveal what truly lights up your soul. And let’s not forget about your quirks! Embrace them with open arms because those eccentricities can hold the key to your passions. Love collecting rubber ducks? Organize a “Quacktastic Convention” and watch your passion soar!
Seek inspiration from others.
You’re not alone on this journey of self-reflection and passion-seeking. Inspiring individuals who have embarked on their own quests for purpose are everywhere. Look to them for guidance, read their stories, watch their TED Talks, or join communities that share your interests. Remember, it’s not about comparing yourself to others; it’s about drawing inspiration from their journeys and finding your unique path. And hey, if you stumble upon a role model who shares your undying love for ice cream, you’ve hit the jackpot!
Anything and everything you have experienced has been purposeful;
it has brought you to where you are now.
Congratulations, intrepid seeker of passions! You’ve made it through my silly guide to self-reflection and identifying your true interests. Remember, this journey is a lifelong adventure, and there’s no rush to find the “perfect” passion. Embrace the process, laugh at your quirks, and allow yourself to explore. Who knows what marvelous surprises await you around the next corner?
So, go forth with a smile, a spring in your step, and a heart open to new experiences. Your passions await to be uncovered, and the world eagerly anticipates the magic you’ll unleash. Happy purpose-searching, my friend!
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I remain your sounding board.
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