There seems to be a movement of people who are leaving their old jobs behind to follow these so called passions, and often with great success. I, for one, am. But what do you do when you don’t know what your passions are, or what your purpose in life really is. Well, I’ll let you in on a secret; before I started my business I didn’t know either. However I did know a few things. I knew I wanted to work for myself, I knew I wanted the flexibility to work from wherever I was and I knew I wanted to somehow make a difference
It took me quite a while, and much searching to settle on my business idea and just thinking about what I could do was getting me nowhere, so I started doing stuff. I started talking to people, I started analysing my skills and my interests and I started exploring myself. I went to courses on creativity, I spoke to a life coach, I had some of my favourite treatments (reiki, kinesiology, massage), I explored, I walked and I read and slowly the ideas started forming.
I have to say identifying where my skills and interests met was the most beneficial first step and naturally pointed me towards helping others achieve their goals. It all made sense so I started on the journey. The destination however still wasn’t totally clear and I wasn’t sure whether I was doing the right thing but I just started doing it and its through doing it that I realised I was exactly where I was meant to be.
You see, you don’t get clarity by just thinking about things. In fact you don’t get much done by just thinking about things, unless you are ready to act! The clarity comes from the engagement in the activity, not just the idea of it. Had I continued thinking I would have thought myself out of the idea and would not be where I am today, doing something I love and making that difference.
So now I invite you to start doing. Start engaging with your activities with a sense of passion, be present in your life and explore opportunities, not just with your thoughts, but with your hands and your brain. Notice what energises you, look out for synchronicities, explore those niggling feelings of all the things you’ve previously thought you ‘should’ be doing. You never know you might just find a passion that you never knew you had.
And if you already have a passion that’s not being fulfilled, then what are you waiting for? You’re already a step ahead so jump up, start talking, start planning and then put your plans in to action. There is a happier, more fulfilling life out there for everyone. You’ve just got to go and get it, be it, do it!