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20 Questions To Help You Find Your Passion

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20 Questions To Help You Find Your Passion

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.

 

20 Questions To Help You Find Your Passion

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

Have you ever had moments where you feel completely inadequate? Maybe a specific situation comes up and you think there is no way that you would ever be good enough to do what is needed. Or, maybe you feel that way all the time and you can’t seem to get past it.

Thinking that you are not good enough and having low self-esteem tend to go hand-in-hand, but they are slightly different.

Thankfully, you can work on both of them by changing your thinking habits and banishing some of that negative self-talk from your mindset. Whether you think you are not good enough in certain situations or you have a hard time believing that you are good enough for almost anything, it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s look at a few things you should always keep in mind when those thoughts come in, and how you can start to convince yourself of your true worth.

1. You Are Not Alone

Thinking that you are not good enough can cause a lonely existence. You might not want to put your burdens on others, so you don’t talk about it. You might also think that everyone else is perfectly happy with who they are, and are confident in everything that they do.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is, you never know what other people are fully thinking/feeling. What you can count on, though, is that there are so many others who feel just like you, and are constantly wondering if they are “enough”. Knowing that you are not alone can help you to work through your feelings without feeling so isolated.

2. You Have Your Own Skills

A common reason why people tend to think they are not good enough is because they don’t have a specific talent or skill that someone else has. But you probably have something that person doesn’t, too.

Everyone has their own abilities and things that make them unique. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, keep your mind on your talents and what makes you special.

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

3. You Can’t Be Perfect

Perfection is a fruitless thing to chase. Many people who question their self-worth do so because they are perfectionists.

But, if you set such a high standard for yourself, you will always be disappointed. Perfection doesn’t exist, and while you can strive to be your best, it is important to understand human error and limits. That doesn’t mean the things you do are some how “less” than great. But, striving for perfection is something that can make you feel inadequate.

4. You Are Worthy of Loving Yourself

Love tends to be the answer for so many things, including any pain or turmoil that you might be going through. Thinking that you are not good enough is an easy way to cause yourself sadness and pain. Those thoughts can quickly snowball and you might start to think about more negative things about yourself.

Instead of fueling those negative thoughts, choose love. Love is like a permanent band-aid for the pain that you are going through. It is a great way to comfort yourself, provide reassurance, and get a clearer picture of who you really are and all of the wonderful things that you can offer the world. By choosing self-love, you can start to see yourself in a more positive light, and push those negative thoughts away.

“We must fall in love with ourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

5. Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing

Do you ever find yourself feeling especially inadequate when you “fail”? While that is not uncommon, that word should really be removed from your vocabulary.

Everyone “fails” at times, because again, perfection is not attainable. When you start to consider anything less than perfection to be a failure, it is easy to beat yourself up and think that you will never amount to the things that you truly want.

But, when you start to view your failures and mistakes as good things and stepping stones, you can completely shift your perspective and realize that not only are you good enough, but you are also resilient and strong. Some of the biggest “failures” in history went on to be the most successful people because they learned from their mistakes. They looked at the things that went wrong and considered how they could change them.

It is important to use your mistakes as a way to learn and grow. When you are able to do that, you will find a greater sense of fulfillment when things finally come together and you get it “right”.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordon

6. Gratitude Goes a Long Way

It might not always feel easy to accept and be grateful for who you are. But, it is incredibly important. Instead of thinking about the things you don’t have or areas where you are not “good enough”, choose to actively think about and pursue the positive. Focus on what you are grateful for. The more that you do that, the easier it will be to banish those thoughts of doubt and insecurity. I like to start every day by using my journal and begin by writing down three things that I am grateful for.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

Once you really start to think about it, you will find that you have more to be grateful for than you may have initially realized, and that way of thinking can help you to establish healthier, more positive thoughts about yourself that will last a lifetime.

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

What are existential questions?

Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.

They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.

The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.

Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.

I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.

50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

 

1. Are there limits to human creativity?

2. What makes something beautiful?

3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?

4. Who am I?

5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?

6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?

7. Are we given enough time?

8. Is privacy a right?

9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

10. Are we alone in the universe?

11. What is love?

12. How would you define genius?

13. What do you think your purpose is?

14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?

16. Why do you think we are here?

17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?

19. What happens when I die?

20. What worries me the most about the future?

21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?

22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?

23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?

24. Does truth exist without evidence?

25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?

26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?

27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

28. Is it more important to love or be loved?

29. What would make the world a better place?

30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?

31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?

32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?

33. What advice would you tell your younger self?

34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?

36. What is the most important goal every person should have?

37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?

38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?

39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?

40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?

41. Where do you think we go when we die?

42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?

44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?

45. Is one lifetime enough?

46. What matters most in my life?

47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?

48. What is the meaning of life?

49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?

50. What does it mean to live a good life?

I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

I clearly remember when I was 18, then 25 and in then what seems like a flash, I have recently celebrated by 50th birthday. While some people might dread the thoughts of hitting such a milestone. (more…)

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