Realize it or not, we all experience a sense of passion and purpose at some time in our lives. Think back to when you were a child and had an unfiltered interest in a game or toy. Maybe you played a musical instrument or lost yourself in arts and crafts.
Finding a passionate purpose in your adult life is not so different from this. We resonate with a vision of possibility. It may start seemingly ordinary, but as we lean into it, the possibilities seem endless, and it takes on a life of its own. The clearer we can see the vision, the more doors to new opportunities appear, and our vision becomes deeply meaningful.
Living authentically frees you to turn possibility into reality.
Are you living in line with your authentic self? Do you do what is meaningful and inspiring to you? Are you achieving the results you want in your life? Do you feel fully alive? How much do you wholeheartedly engage and enjoy each moment, no matter where you are or what you are doing? How you live one day is how you live your life. The answers to these probing questions define it.
You’ll have more confidence and self-respect; you’ll feel better knowing your strengths and weaknesses in a true and accurate measure; you’ll be more optimistic and be ready to forward, even if you’ve felt stuck in the past.
Uncover your true passion and purpose
It starts with a vision.
Allow yourself some time to quiet the mind and slow down the chaos of everyday life. Ask yourself: What do I want? What makes me happy? What am I passionate about? Don’t filter your answers. The answers you seek exist inside of you if you’re willing to listen. It can take time, so don’t try and hurry the process.
Pay attention to shifts in your thought process.
You’ll start to notice your mental energy flowing towards unraveling what it is that you truly are meant to be or do. You’ll be amazed as you begin to attract the elements that resonate with your calling. It will be as if life is calling you on your own personal telephone, you just need to answer the phone.
As ideas come to you, imagine that you are already living
your ideal life. Close your eyes and as
if you are watching a movie starring yourself, fill in all the details with
vibrant color; hear the sounds of success; feel the satisfaction and joy that
comes with it.
It takes consistent vigilance
To manifest situations that provide the opportunities you desire, you must maintain focus on the end-goal. Spend time each day doing even the smallest thing that is consistent with someone who already has or is what they desire. Be selfish with your time and not get distracted, even if only for 15 minutes. Make this time yours without negotiation and be willing to repeat it again and again.
Ask for Help
You will always have to do “it” yourself, but you never have to do it alone. Find a trusted confidante to run your ideas by. Try to find someone who will support you without judgment. That someone should also be living in line with their true passion and purpose. Inner vision can take time to activate, and it’s essential to know where, how, when, and who to ask for help.
These suggestions will help you get in touch with your core values and deepest desires. They will stimulate your imagination to identify what your life’s purpose, vision, and mission are.
Consider that as you discover your passions that life is calling you. Are you going to answer the phone? Or are you going to wait for the voice mail (procrastinate)? Will you respond with a text because you don’t have the “perfect” response? Or will you put a post on social media asking for permission from others to do what you desire most?
When you feel a strong pull that something is your calling, the best thing to do is get busy! The sooner you start, the quicker you feel better and build momentum. When you decide to live your purpose and go for what you really want, amazing things start to occur.
Start today! A year from now, you’ll be so glad you did.