By Eddie D. Love, CPC
If you had a magic wand what would you change about your life? Who would you help with this new found freedom to do whatever you want? In order to discover what you’re truly passionate about in life, some serious soul searching must take place. When you look at your social media timeline or turn on the television, do you see people enjoying the splendors of life? I used to gasp in amazement when I compared my life to these individuals. I remember asking myself “why me?” before turning the question into “why not me?” years ago. You can easily do the same if you focus on discovering your true passion.
Here are three questions to ask in the mirror as you embark upon this journey.
What’s my definition of fun?
If you enjoy hiking in the mountains or pitching a tent in the woods, I recommend that you spend as much time as possible becoming one with nature. It might even be a great idea to pick a career that has something to do with the great outdoors.
Who will I impact?
When your true passion involves impacting the lives of others it becomes much more meaningful. Personal development guru Zig Ziglar was famous for saying, “If you help enough people get what they want in life, you’ll get what you want in return.”
What am I willing to sacrifice?
I was recently at a networking event and someone asked me a question that moved me in such an enormous way. The person asked, “If you were given 30 days to live would you quit your job?” Of course my answer was yes, which is the same answer I assume most people would respond with. This question reminded me of the fact that tomorrow is not promised to any of us and you must be willing to make personal sacrifices.
Good luck on your journey of discovering what you were born to do and please remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Peace and Blessings!
Eddie D. Love is an Author, Speaker and Life Coach.