I like to think of purpose as a recipe. There are several “ingredients” that mix together to form your purpose.
Your recipe for purpose calls for 3 main ingredients and several others that sprinkle in your unique flavor.
The three main ingredients are divided into 3 categories: what you love (what inspires you and you are passionate about), things that you are good at (your strengths and gifts), and using your gifts to offer something to others. All of these mix into the wonderful recipe of your purpose!
Today, our focus is on what you love.
To find and fulfill your purpose you need to use what inspires you and what you are passionate about.
Have you ever thought about what you are passionate about? Here’s a quick way to find out! Grab your notebook and pencil.
Your passions are those things that you love doing more than anything else.
Here are some questions to get you started:
- What gets you so excited that you jump out of bed in the morning or stay up late at night?
- What do you dream about?
- What do you read about?
- What do you have to watch on television or YouTube?
- What did you do when you were a kid that you miss?
- If you had a few extra hours each day to do exactly what you wanted without any guilt, what would you do?
- What do you really enjoy?
- What do friends and family ask you for advice about?
- What can you DIY that others wish they could do?
- What have you tried only a few times (maybe even just once) but want to do it again?
- What do you do that makes you feel good about yourself?
Write down all of the things that you can think of.
After you have your list, read through the first 2 answers and decide if you could only do one of them which would it be. Keep that answer and move on to answer #3 and repeat the process. When you are finished you will know what you are most passionate about.
If you are interested in finding your top 5 passions repeat the process without your #1 passion until you have went through your list 5 times.
That’s it for today! You are one ingredient closer to mastering the recipe of purpose!
If you are excited about this process here are some other ways to work through your purpose:
- Design a vision board. If you have found that one of your top passions is being artistic, you might really enjoy creating a vision board using your own photos, pictures from magazines, quotes, and other ideas to inspire you. Grab some magazines and get to work!
- Journal! Maybe you aren’t into creating with pictures but writing is one of your top passions. Journal what you learned today!
- List out your passions! Put your top 5 passions in order and then add the rest underneath.
- Write out some affirmations. If one of your top 5 passions is cooking, write out, “I’m a wonderful cook. My friends and family love it when I make ____ because it is delicious” or whatever it is that is your passion. Affirmations are specific to you, written in present tense, and are unique to you!
- Take your passions and find a way to add at least one into your day! When I write each day, my soul is happy. Try this, it might make a big difference!
- Find other people with similar passions. Look for groups you could join such as a community orchestra if your passion is music, or a book club at the library if it’s reading.
- Find a class to enrich your passion. Maybe it’s a creative writing class or an art class on sculpting at the local community college.
What would happen if you added more of your passions into your life? Did you learn anything new about yourself today? Leave a comment! Your comments are inspiring to me!
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