Passion and purpose are distinct. Passion is about emotions, the motivation and what makes us feel good, i.e. “do what you love”. Purpose is the reason, or the why behind what we do, primarily for others, i.e, “do what contributes.”
Passion can be all over the place, wild and exciting, purpose is much more focused. Passions can also come and go, whereas purpose tends to be longer term. Finally, passions are inwardly focused whereas purpose is outwardly focused on the greater impact you have on others and on your surroundings.
This week, an aspiring entrepreneur asked me if he should do something he’s passionate about or something he’s good at.
In my own experience, it doesn’t have to be an either/or question. The magic happens when you figure out a way to align your purpose, your passions and your talents.
My purpose is to inspire people to create positive change. My passion is seeing others achieve their desired outcomes. And my talent is creating online companies and products that coincide with my purpose and passion.
Passions seem relatively easy to identify, but how does one find their purpose?
Now that is the million dollar question!
Without a life purpose, you’ll continue feeling stuck, like you’re moving in circles, watching as time continues to pass you by.
A life purpose is like a compass, guiding you over life’s path. Keeping you centered, focused and clear on what really matters to you and what you want from life.
The truth is, the answer is inside you. Most of us just don't look deep enough.
Know your reason for living, and know your values. Get out of your personal bubble, and serve something greater then yourself. Take a good hard look and ask..."How can I be of service?" How can I help?" "What can I contribute?"
In these questions, you will find the answer to your purpose.
Always remember that your purpose, passions, and talents will grow and change, just as you continue to grow and change.
So until we chat again... never give up, never give in. Keep loving, growing and learning, and definitely laugh along your way.
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