Find Your Passion & Purpose

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Discover Your Passion & Purpose

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Find Your Passion & Purpose

Do you ever feel that there’s ‘something missing’ in your life. That it lacks zest, oomph, excitement, or purpose?

Perhaps you’ve just grown tired of the routine, the people, the location, the same old? You feel there must be more to life but you just cant put your finger on it?

You’ve had nice holidays and have bought nice things, but you now know those feelings
don’t last. Many people journey their way through life feeling desperate for a deeper sense of purpose and connection but aren’t sure how? It’s not easy and can feel like an endless search.

Perhaps a new approach is needed?

Instead of materialistic things, perhaps time and connection are as important? Perhaps instead of a passionless job, working in an industry that inspires that is in alignment with your values and what you care about is worth pursuing?

Perhaps it’s an intersection of many things, and what if it changes over time? A lot of us spend a lot of time reacting and responding to daily events and what’s right in front of us. But what would happen if you chose to pursue your desire to discover your true passion and purpose?

What would it mean to you?

What sacrifice would you be willing to make?

What ultimate need are you yearning to fulfil?

In this exercise I’ll present two ideas and strategies for you to explore.

The first is Ikigai. A Japanese term and diagram that is so simple yet so inspiring and powerful.

The second section is a set of 25 questions for you to explore and reflect on. The themes
you discover based on these questions will act as a wake up call to make the most of your life.

Combine the themes and discovery with your Life Values and play with possibilities in the Ikigai diagram.


Good luck!

Exercise 1

Ikigai - A Reason for Being

Ikigai

The graphic really speaks for itself.

I suggest spending a good amount of time, looking at the various intersects, and acknowledging where you are at. In what ways you have changed and what factors influence your direction.

Do you know someone in the Ikigai zone? What could you learn from them?

What does your heart tell you about what possibilities could be on the horizon for you?

What does your gut tell you about what direction to take and what to do next?

Exercise 2

25 Questions for Discovering Your Passion & Purpose

Let’s get some clarity about your direction toward a fulfilling life full of passion and purpose!

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Tip: Write quickly – acknowledge the first thing that pops into your mind, follow your heart and gut feelings more than your head, for now.

Try and complete each question in less than a minute to complete the whole thing at a high energy.

25 Questions for Discovering Your Passion & Purpose

One
What areas in your life are currently working well for you? — what do you find fulfilling, meaningful, enjoyable, and valuable?
Two
If you were financially secure (or financially free) and didn’t need a salary anymore, how would you invest your time?
Three
What childhood interests or dreams did you have that you never got around to doing anything about?
Four
After you die, how would you like to be remembered by others?
Five
Name three people who inspire you. Why?
Six
What skills, talents or abilities do you have that you are naturally good at, and are passionate about using?
Seven
What are your most important values? What values give your life the greatest meaning?
Eight
How do you reflect these values throughout your work life, career or your other pursuits?
Nine
What is preventing you from fully committing to pursuing your main passions in life?
Ten
What beliefs do you have about your ability (or inability) to succeed in pursuing your main passion in life?
Eleven
How much risk and uncertainty are you willing to accept around seeking and finding your passion?
Twelve
What must be achieved before finding your main passion in life? (e.g. an income, a lifestyle, family needs?)
Thirteen
Other than yourself, who else is holding you back from pursuing your passion in life and how are they holding you back?
Fourteen
What potential benefits outweigh any concerns you might have, in pursuing your passion and purpose?
Fifteen
What would do with your life if you no longer cared about what other people think about you?
Sixteen
What hobbies/ interests do you have that intrigue you and that you might consider pursuing as a life passion?
Seventeen
Are you willing to spend time mastering these interests so you can become an expert, or to teach others?
Eighteen
What valuable lessons have you learned throughout life so far that other people might benefit from also learning?
Nineteen
Rather than working harder for more money, is there a way you can get money working harder for you?
Twenty
How rewarding would your life be if you were doing something that you loved every day and were making money with it?
Twenty One
In what ways could you start expressing yourself in more creating ways? How could you start being more creative today?
Twenty Two
Is there a group of people somewhere in the world that you know could benefit from your help?
Twenty Three
How does living a less-than-passionate life affect you mentally, emotionally & relationally?
Twenty Four
If you had the chance to start your life all over again from scratch, what would you do differently next time around?
Twenty Five
If you only had one year left to live, what would you spend this year doing and what difference would you want to make?
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