Finding one’s life purpose, can sometimes seem like a challenge.
People get bogged down with the pressure of ‘making ends meet’. Due to this, it’s easy to get stuck in a nine to five job that you hate.
When one is stuck in this daily grind, it’s often hard to feel any sort of happiness, let alone, hone in on one’s passion. You see, you can’t have a purpose without passion behind it – passion is the fuel that drives any purpose. Many are so fixated on finding their purpose (which always seems to elude them), that they forget to focus on finding their passion.
One’s passion is much easier to find: often dangling right in front of your very eyes. Look back to your childhood, their will be signs of your passion there. What did you love to do as a child, what games did you play? It will be something that excited you immensely, and probably still pulls at your heart strings as an adult. Did you love to play with building blocks as a child? Maybe your purpose is to be a builder or an architect. Or, did you love to play with toy cars? That could mean your purpose lies in importing cars, or even racing them.
Even if you’ve avoided this yearning for years, it’s still inside of you – your passion never dies; it’s the thing you tell yourself you’ll do when you have more spare time, or that you’ll get around to when you retire. It may even be the thing you regret not studying at school, or it could be under the guise of a perceived luxury, such as travelling.
If you do have a luxury passion, think about how that could translate into your life’s purpose. Perhaps you could become a tour guide, or run your own travel agency – you may even desire to become a travel blogger or accommodation critic.
The possibilities are endless, and there is always a way to turn your passion into something profitable. You just have to get a little creative with your thinking, and, of course, a little brave – step outside of your comfort zone in trying something new.
Fear, is what usually keeps people from finding their life purpose. Fear that you won’t be able to provide for your family, fear of failure or rejection. There are many excuses to allow your fear to override you, but, if you are truly passionate about something, you will find solutions to overcome these mental road blocks.
Perhaps, you could start working on your passion at night after finishing work, or on weekends – if you start to build a clientele whilst still retaining your day job, the fear of not being able to support your family would be alleviated. Once you have attained enough clients, you can leave the prison of your nine to five job.
Fear of failure or rejection: you can overcome that too. Maybe a counsellor, life coach or mentor could help you move through these fears. Or, try taking little steps of action each day, so things don’t seem so overwhelming. “Where there is a will, there is a way.” Less thinking and more doing is required.
Your passion and life purpose, lives inside of you. Everyone has a purpose you just have to step away from the excuses that keep you blinded from actualisation. There will always be plenty of those excuses, but remember there will only ever be one you. Your talent, your passion and your life purpose is unique.
Go for it! The only thing you really have to lose, is the misery of denying your life purpose.