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20 Questions To Help You Find Your Passion

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Have you ever wondered to yourself, what am I really passionate about?

 

I struggled with the very same question for many years. That was until I made it a personal mission to find out what I was really passionate about, so that I could also discover what was my real purpose in life.

 

Find Your Passion And You’ll Find Your Purpose ~ Damien Thomas

 

I have been told many times in the past “just follow your passion!” I usually replied, I would, if I just knew what I was passionate about! You might feel the very same way too! Do you ever feel that the exciting goals and dreams that you once had years ago somehow got lost as you went to college and found a job? Perhaps you felt pressurized by society that you shouldn’t follow your dreams, but instead you should get a good education, find a steady job and just settle down. For sure, getting a good education can be paramount in finding a good career to pay your bills, but imagine how rewarding it would be to spend more time doing what you are passionate about, and doing what you love to do! Instead of just working to pay your bills!

I am not saying that you should discover your passion and just drop your career, but can you imagine how rewarding it would be if you could discover what you are really passionate about and then start to put aside a few hours every week doing what you are truly passionate about.

Here are the very same 20 questions (some tough) that I asked myself to help me to find what was I passionate about.

Give yourself thirty minutes to an hour to complete the following exciting exercise. Use a journal or some sheets of paper to write down your answers. Some people will simply read over these questions and they won’t take action, or you can be different. You can take the time to answer the following questions, if you do, and you are really honest with yourself the rewards can be life changing.

 

Here Are 20 Questions To Ask Yourself To Help You Find Your Passion:

 

1. What is currently going well for you in your life and career? — What do you find fulfilling, meaningful and enjoyable?

 

2. What isn’t working well for you in your current life and career? — What drains you, makes you stressed or makes you feel that you are wasting your time?

 

3. What are some of your childhood dreams or goals that you were never able to fully explore but you still find intriguing?

 

4. If you were financially secure, how would you spend your time?

 

5. If you could be remembered for three things, what would they be?

 

6. What skills do you currently possess that you really enjoy and love to do?

 

7. What activities have you done in a past or current job that you really enjoy and find fulfilling?

 

8. What are your top 3 personal core values?

 

9. What do you fear the most when it comes to following your passion?

 

10. What limiting beliefs do you have about yourself and your ability to succeed at making your passion a part of your life?

 

11. Are there any people in your life preventing you from pursuing your passion? Who are they and how do you feel that they are holding you back?

 

12. What could you do or say to these people/person to get their support.

 

13. What interests or hobbies have you had in the past few years that really interest you and might hold the potential for a life passion?

 

14. Would you be willing to downsize any of your lifestyle in order to live your passion?

 

15. What would your ideal day look like? Describe it in vivid detail from morning until bedtime.

 

16. If you woke up almost every day feeling happy about your life and the work that you do, how would that impact you physically, emotionally, in your relationships, and your self-confidence?

 

17. What would make you feel proud of yourself?

 

18. If you could start all over again with your life and career, what would you do differently?

 

19. If you feel that you might know what you are passionate about, have you taken any action to learn more about it and experience it?

 

20. What actions steps are you going to take starting today, to follow your passion?

 

If you have invested the time in yourself and your future, and you have answered all of these questions honestly, you should have a clearer vision of what you are passionate about in life.

 

The next step is the most exciting part. Make a promise to yourself to go to work to make it real! You have put it off for long enough to find and follow your passion. Now is the perfect time to grab the moment with both hands and begin to turn it into a reality. You will be so glad that you did, and you totally deserve it.

 

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6 Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

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Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

The term ‘bucket list’ has become quite popular in recent years. It has been used in pop culture references and as a casual topic of conversation when someone wants to do something. Chances are, you have heard someone say, “Oh, that’s on my bucket list!” But, a bucket list is more than just a fantasy, an out of reach dream or an excuse to say that you want to do many things, only to never follow through on them.

There are actually many benefits to creating a bucket list, if you just put in the time, the thought and the dedication into it. Still not 100% convinced? Let’s take a look at six reasons why you really should create a bucket list. Maybe, by the end of this article, you will be ready to put together one of your very own.

1. It Gives You a Purpose

While putting together a bucket list won’t tell you what the meaning of your life is, it can help to give you a purpose to your life. A bucket list should be more about the major goals that you have for yourself, rather than a bunch of fun little things that you might want to do. A bucket list gives you something to get out of life and allows you to stay focused while you are doing it.

Have you ever been bored, wondering what you’re going to do this weekend to fill up your free time? A bucket list can give you that answer, encouraging you to always work towards the things that you truly want to do and experience in life.

2. It Brings Your Goals to Life

As stated above, a bucket list should be about exciting goals that you have for yourself. But, it is also an opportunity to hone in on those goals. Many people have ambitions and even make goals or resolutions for themselves each year only to be forgotten a few days later. But, when you have a specific list of goals written down, it can help to make you more motivated and focused to achieve them.

Goals are incredibly important to have, and the fact that your bucket list can make those goals clearer and more tangible is really important.

3. You Will Create Lasting Memories

Memories are one of life’s greatest treasures. As you start to accomplish the things on your bucket list, you will also be making wonderful memories each time. Since you are doing the things you really want to do, those memories will bring you comfort, a sense of achievement and give you something positive to look back on and share with others.

Bucket list Create Lasting Memories

4. It Will Pull You Forward

Have you ever been in a “funk” in life, or maybe you have had bouts of feeling down or depressed that have kept you from doing the things you typically enjoy? No one wants to stay in that kind of mindset for long. Because a bucket list can help to give you a sense of purpose, it can also give you the motivation to pull yourself out of a funk. It can call you to do something new, something different, or something that even challenges you. Sometimes, that’s all a person needs to be pulled out of a tired or depressed state.

Additionally, doing something on your bucket list will help to distract you for a while. That can be a great solution for someone who has anxiety or tends to focus too much on the negative things in life. Sometimes, a distraction can be a welcomed reprieve.

5. You Will Experience Life-Long Learning

When you commit yourself to having new experiences, you are also committing yourself to learning something new. So many people think that learning stops when you finish school, but you can learn so much more simply by living and trying more new things throughout your life. People who embrace this type of lifestyle are called “lifelong learners”. The reality is this; you will never be able to learn everything there is to know. But, because all of us have such a short time on this planet to figure things out, the more experiences we participate in, the more that we will learn and grow. Not only can a bucket list help you to learn things about different cultures, skills, situations, people and personalities.

It can also help you to learn more about yourself. Closing your mind off to the idea of lifelong learning will cause you to become stagnant with your thoughts and your growth. As a human being, you should have a desire to continue to grow and achieve as much as you possibly can throughout your life. Working through your bucket list can help you to achieve that.

Bucket List For Life long Learning

6. You Will Never Run Out of Things to Do

If you sit down to make a bucket list, you might write down anywhere from 10-100 things that you really want to do. But, it doesn’t have to stop there. Chances are, as you start to work through some of the things on your list, you will come up with more ideas.

Experiencing new things, and even challenging things, is a great way to get inspired and motivated to continue on that trend. A bucket list can truly be never-ending as you come up with more exciting new ideas and goals for yourself.

Building Your Bucket List and Bettering Your Life

There are so many additional reasons why you should create a bucket list for yourself. Remember, a bucket list is a very personal thing, and the experiences you put on the list should be things that you truly want to do or accomplish. Don’t make them  so unrealistic that you will never plan on committing to. Instead, promise yourself that you will immerse yourself in those experiences.

A bucket list might be something you create to accomplish things before you pass on, but in creating one and diving into new experiences, there is a good chance you will feel more alive than ever!

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Self-care is a term that gets thrown around a lot lately, to the point where it’s easy to ignore or blow it off as some kind of “buzz word”. But, it’s so much more than that, and when you are willing to take self-care seriously, you might just start to see how much easier it will be to get through each day. (more…)

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The Top 8 Most Important Things in Life

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The Top 8 Most Important Things in Life

It is easy for people to speculate and debate about the most important things in life. You have probably heard that “the best things in life are free” or that “love is all you need”, but what about what are the most important? What do you really need in this life in order to find contentment and fulfillment? (more…)

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