What are you passionate about? What would you do if money were not an issue? Where does your passion lie? These are all questions that some “life-coaches,” and guru’s will ask you to answer. However; is it possible that we should not be following our passion, and different entirely?
How about exploring what our purpose is instead – what is our purpose? Purpose always leads to passion, not the other way around. No matter what your religious beliefs, God has a purpose for you, and you alone. You have been instilled with specific gifts and talents – that if cultivated can become your strengths!
Just because growing up I was extremely passionate about playing in the NBA, there came a time in high school where I had to give that passion up and start to play towards my strengths (which ultimately led me to a college football scholarship). If we aimlessly follow our passions, we can lose a lot of time trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Not going to happen.
One of my favorite writers, George Bernard Shaw put it so much more eloquently:
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
Wow. Thanks George! You were definitely ahead of your time.
Start exploring your essential purpose – and if you want to know mine, please reach out!