Do you feel like something is missing in your life, but you don’t quite know what?
Are you ready to get out of your boring routine and start living the life of your dreams right now?
If so, then you’re in the right place!
Here are some important questions for you to ponder over as we enter a new year, when many people are setting resolutions that involve big changes in their career, their relationships, and their life in general. These questions will help you to uncover your passions so that you are clear on what direction to take your life this year.
- What makes me feel most alive? Think of a time when you feel totally pumped up, like nothing could stop you. A time where you felt like you were in total control and on top of the world. Where you had so much energy you didn’t know what to do with it. Something that, anytime you find yourself doing it, you feel like you could do it forever. Is it when you’re solving a tough problem, or counselling a friend who has just gone through a break up, or taking pictures of nature. Whatever it is, find a way to do more of what makes you feel most alive.
- What are your unique gifts and talents? This is very different from your accreditations and qualifications. Your unique gifts and talents are what makes you YOU. Sometimes you might not be able to subjectively see your own talents, so it might be useful to ask your family and friends what is unique about you. Ask them to tell you what THEY think are your unique gifts and talents.
- What did you enjoy doing as a child? Are there any activities you absolutely loved to do when you were a kid? As adults, we often lose sight of what really lights us up because we are so busy with our day-to-day routine that our passions just get tossed aside. But it’s important to tap into our inner child and re-discover those things that we could spend hours doing when we were kids. Find a way to bring back those passions into your life.
- What do you CARE about? Is there a topic that you find yourself talking about constantly? Is there a stance that you take on a specific issue that is very controversial and that gets you into arguments when you’re around other people? Are you willing to stand by your opinion even when people disagree? If so, that is likely to be one of your passions.
- Looking back on your life in 30 or so years, what do you want to say you have achieved? Think of the things that, if you achieved them, you would be extremely proud of yourself. Think BIG here. Don’t sell yourself short. You CAN achieve anything you want!
If you’re on holidays this week, I challenge you to take some time to reflect on these questions that I’ve written for you here and answer them. If you are someone who likes to write, like I am, then answer these questions as part of your journaling practice. If not, just think about the answers as you take a walk or while you’re out for a run, or whatever activity you do where you feel clear-headed.
I hope these questions were helpful for you in uncovering your passions as we get ready to enter a new year.
If you need some more help in figuring out your next step in your career, your relationships, your health, whatever, make sure to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.