I believe this is something a lot of people are stuck with when it comes to finding their passion in life.
I am one of them where I was always distracted by things I have wanted to do and only to find out later it wasn’t so.
Through these years of being an Entrepreneur, I have came up with 3 simple steps to help people identify what is their passion in life.
1. What would you be willing to do for free?
If money was not to be an issue where your finances are taken care of, what would you do?
If you have strike the lottery of $10 million dollars, what would you do?
If you have an inheritance from a rich relative who has given you millions, what would you do?
Most people would say to enjoy life but look beyond that because you can’t be sipping piña colada on the beach everyday for the rest of your life.
So, think about what would you be willing to do for free though you could get paid for doing it.
2. Who do you want to be remembered for?
When you are no longer in this world, how do you want people to remember you and what is your legacy?
What do you want your kids or friends to say about you during your death anniversary?
Most of the time, we are focusing on fulfilling our wants and like what Jim Rohn says, it’s OK to have self interest. What would be more fulfilling is enlightened self interest, where in doing what you are doing, you find a way to serve others.
Find a way to serve people with your gifts and when you see how others are appreciating you, it’s exceptionally rewarding.
3. Put it to the test
Sometimes we think we have found it, something we can call our passion. And when start doing it, we start to realise it’s not something we are truly passionate about.
So, whatever you do, never quit your job and go all out pursuing your passion before you put your passion through the test.
Imagine you quitting your job only to discover that what you want to do is not really your passion, then you are screwed!
Keep on testing.
If you are looking forward to work on your passion after a long day at work, there’s a possibility you have found something you are passionate about!
Would love to hear from you how this is working for you!