I know this for sure: When you find out what your passion and your purpose in life is, you can never go back.
You DON’T want to go back at any cost.
When I was growing up, I did not know what was that one thing I’d be so passionate about that would help me serve my purpose.
I knew I’m good with people so I was drawn towards jobs that required connecting with people.
I always loved the following: fashion, music, arts, sports, travel, etc., therefore, I believed my career must involve all or some of these interests once I figured it all out.
Not knowing ate me alive.
Years went by and I moved away from the arts and ended up in marketing, sales, advertising, and some odd jobs to figure it out… but NOPE!
I was so focused on finding my passion that no matter how happy those jobs made me, I was still not too keen about them.
Everyone I knew, including my parents, kept suggesting different fields and positions that they thought may be more of my “thing to do”.
I could tell they were as concerned as I was.
It felt as if I was sitting in a waiting room, awaiting my turn to come up, not knowing what was awaiting me.
And it was just that.
Eventually, 8 years ago, my “turn” came up disguised as a car accident followed by 6 months of physical pain, mental stress, combined with a splash of an emotional roller coaster.
That’s when I GOT IT.
If it wasn’t for the deep dark end of the ocean, I might have not realized it.
So next time you’re in the slumps keep an eye out for the light at the end of the tunnel.
I am a coach today and forever from now.
I was born to coach.
I was born to help others.
I was born to deliver the message of love, kindness and fulfillment.
Prior to my BIG BREAKTHROUGH, I had walked into many classrooms and completed many degrees, but the day I walked into my first coaching class I knew that’s where I truly belonged.
In hindsight, my passion was always there staring and yelling right back at me.
It was just waiting for the right time to surface so when it happens I embraced and cherished it and will not let it go.
So how do you know what your passion is?
Here are a few tips:
1. Listen to that “inkling” sound within you
We all have it and hear it.
Some call it a “gut feeling”, “instinct”, “the voice within”, etc.
Some give themselves many reasons and excuses to hush it or push it away.
The “why” behind those reasons is FEAR: not being ready and a whole lot of “what-ifs” and “what-if-nots”.
As I said, once you know what it is you CANNOT go back.
If you’re not living your dream and a wholehearted happy life, then you’re existing in the “meantime”.
You will either end up finding your path or continue living in fear.
Do not dwell for too long in the “meantime” as it will turn into a habit should you lose sight of it and you’ll end up accepting it as “living” and “your life”.
But we both know you can do much much better than that. Right?
2. Review the purpose behind your actions
The main reason behind your wealth is money,
The main reason behind your health is just yourself and looking good,
The main reason behind your relationships are fear of not being alone or easy accessibility,
then you definitely are on the WRONG track!
All these reasons are not the beliefs of a passionate person.
Your passion is your calling. It leads you to your purpose.
If you’re off track with your purpose then you’re definitely killing your passion!
3. Stop searching for it on the outside
Your passion is within you.
It has been there since you were born.
It’s that natural feeling that draws you to do the things you love doing without anyone’s or anything’s influence.
Passion does not recognize time and place.
We all have a very special and specific message to deliver to this world and our passion keeps the fire within us burning for us to do so each and everyday.
So my question to you is if you are aware what your passion can do for you, then what are you doing floating through life?!
Give yourself the life you deserve.
Invest in yourself to find out the reason you’re here on this earth.
It’s worth every minute of your beautiful life.
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