I used to think that finding my purpose was some life-long journey of learning tons of information, narrowing it down to a couple of choices and picking out one that sounded the best. You and I may laugh at that conclusion now but it’s what I believed finding your purpose was truly about.
Over the last few years I have learned that finding your purpose and passion in life is much easier and more rewarding when you make it simple. Perceiving it as some philosophical journey into the cosmos will just bog you down and never allow you to realize either of them.
I want to share with you how I have made this process simple, fun and incredibly fulfilling.
“Without passion you don’t have energy, without energy you have nothing.” – Donald Trump
Purpose and Passion Simplified – Daily Activity Is the Key
Just this past weekend Kelli and I were in Estes Park, CO for her sister’s wedding. We had a wonderful time seeing family, experiencing two peoples love for one another and also in the beautiful scenery of the mountains.
A great experience of the trip was driving up Rocky Mountain National Park (video below) and looking in awe at the mountains, wildlife and overall perfect vibration of nature. In the featured image on this post we were actually at 11,000 feet (that’s what you call Rocky Mountain High).
Why do I bring this up?
To share with you how simply finding your purpose and passion in life really is. Traveling, spending quality time with one another and seeing spectacles of nature like the mountains are a few of the activities we love to do. Can finding your purpose really be that easy?
I not only think it can, I know it can.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Like I mentioned before, your purpose in life at this exact moment does not have to be some grandiose plan of saving the world and becoming the most famous person on the planet (although there’s nothing wrong with that). It can be simply to live your passion on a daily basis: to truly love what you’re doing and be fulfilled in the fact that you know you’re living life to the fullest.
To me, you find your purpose by living your passions; acting on and performing the hobbies, skills and activities that you absolutely love to do!
Maybe you love to write and are skillful at it? Begin to write! That’s the first step to finding your purpose!
Are you a former athlete and love to compete in a sport? Find somewhere local to play that sport again!
Do you love art, beauty and have artistic ability? Start to paint, attend a local art festival or begin to draw pictures. Anything that gets you in the mode of passion (doing what you love) will put you more and more in alignment with your purpose.
What’s An Easy Practical Step In Finding Your Passion and Purpose In Life?
This step is where I started and it helped me tremendously. Once I understood and truly applied this daily I began to have a larger sense of inner fulfillment in my life and my purpose continues to become more visible. I choose each day to do what I truly love to do with passion!
- Write out 10 things that you really love to do. Activities that make you feel a sense of joy and passion when you do them. Think back to when you were a kid or a younger age. What did you enjoy outside of work? What do you love to do in your spare time?
- After you’ve written down the 10 things, write 4 or 5 sentences going into more depth into why you love these activities. What about them makes you happy? Why do you enjoy them? How does each make you feel? Make sure to be thorough in these explanations. The more feeling you can put into these descriptions will help you with the final step in the process of finding your purpose.
- Immediately start doing as many of the activities you can each day. The more of these that you do, the more happy and joyful you will feel. Maybe start out with doing 3 of them a week. Or maybe making a goal to do a few each weekend with your family. Either way this is the most important step to finding your passion and purpose in life. The more activities that you do with passion and put you in a joyful state, the closer you will come to finding your purpose.