Peg Calvario, PCC, Executive Coach
Passion and purpose means doing what you love.
Most people live their lives unaware of holding onto a secret dream or desire that never sees the light of day. Either too afraid to admit what is most dear to their heart, or their lives are so filled with clutter that they can’t see the hidden gifts that they have to offer.
With that in mind, often these gifts and talents go undiscovered or underutilized because there is not enough focus and attention on the quality of our lives.
Passion Is Doing What You Love
The first step in finding or doing work that you love is to figure out what you should or should not be doing with your 168 hours. Create a List of 100 Dreams – ask yourself, “what do I want to do more of with my time?, what type of work is energizing?, what gives me a sense of excitement?, or what gives me satisfaction or contentment?”
This exercise will prompt you to brainstorm anything you might aspire to, want to do, or have in your life. This could include 10 places to live, 10 financial goals, 10 things that will make your life and work ideal. Keep going and by dream 100, you will have a long list of possibilities to help you design the blueprint plan for your life and work.
Purpose Is What You Find Meaningful
The second step is to connect what you love doing with a clear sense of purpose. Ask yourself, “what are my contributions?, what can I do to serve others?, how am I making a difference?”
According to author and researcher Morten Hansen; people who infuse their work with both passion and purpose perform much better than those who have just passion, or just purpose, or neither.
As Steve Jobs once said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
If you do what you love, you will love what you do.
Original Article posted on Linkedin.com February 14th, 2019