I used to think this all the time - if I could just find my passion, I would feel so much more fulfilled, vibrant, and motivated.
I hear this from my clients too. They say things like:
Can you relate to any of these thoughts?
Like I said, I've had these thoughts too.
When we say we want to "find our purpose", it's as if the purpose is something external to us. Like the purpose is laying out on the street somewhere and all we need to do is to stumble upon it.
That is not possible.
We don't run across the purpose one day when we're lucky.
A purpose isn't a thing.
A purpose is a feeling.
The good news, you don't have to quit your job or join 14 volunteer organizations. You can shift your thinking to achieve the feelings you crave.
If you want to feel purposeful, passionate, and fulfilled, what do you need to be thinking about your job and your life?
Here are some examples that I use:
How can you find that sentence that makes you feel purposeful and fulfilled?
The process is to ask yourself question after question until you find what you really love, without the constraint of - is this realistic and am I good enough at this?
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