It’s heart warming how the Internet has made it easy for one to market their ability to empathize, connect others, make funny videos, tell stories, provide laughs, inspire or motivate. What a cool world we live in?
Oftentimes what we are skilled at does not make our heart sing. What makes our heart sing is passion and purpose, it is likely that finding our life’s purpose is the KEY to creating the life we really want. Our purpose is a calling, an accumulation of the gifts and talents we are hard-pressed to discover coupled with what matters, drives and inspires us.
When we find it we are taken over by a powerful urge to create and achieve. When we do it we create a blur between work and play. But courage, introspection and tenacity are required to identify our true passion.
Given fear of failing, feelings of unworthiness, lack of confidence and sometimes a lack of patience, it’s easier to settle for the comfort of a portfolio of skill.
The only true way to find your true passion is to decide what’s most important to you today, trial and error is the basis of most good decisions. Just start trying things out, go where other people are and listen and talk. When you find the thing that sets your heart on fire, keep going back, take a year or two and become the expert and build your relationships. Then you don’t have to go looking for opportunities. They’ll come find you!