Nobody wants a wasted life, but not everyone knows how to live a fulfilling one either. We hear the word “passion” so often, but we still don’t know how exactly it fits into our lives. The truth is, passion is a feeling of momentum when you’re going after what makes you feel fulfilled. So if you want to feel passionate, live your life on purpose.
We may not all love math, but here are a couple of formulas that you’ll surely understand! You’re welcome! 😉
The Fulfillment Formula
Step 1: What do you spend your time on?
Step one is all about knowing yourself.
First thing’s first, what do you love to do? Whether it’s writing, cooking, running, doing some research, or even talking to people, there’s always something that makes you lose track of time. If you had one whole day to do anything at all, how would you spend it?
If you don’t have that something yet, don’t worry. All it takes are a few baby steps to get there. Start by thinking about what you enjoy doing. What subject do you love learning? What do you feel you’re good at—sports, arts, math, music?
The trick is to focus on what you love, that way life will always be one fun adventure!
Step 2: What does the world need?
Step two is all about understanding your impact on the world.
Now that you’ve taken the time to look inward and know what you love to do, it’s time to look outward to see how doing that can impact the world. Ever wonder what successful people like Oprah, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson, have in common? It’s having a sense of purpose bigger than themselves. As cliché as it sounds, attaching what you love doing to what the world needs is what turns passion into purpose.
Step 3: How can you turn your passion into a career?
Now that we’ve got the first two steps covered, step three is all about turning your passion into a promising career.
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to stay passionate when you’re broke. From blogging to freelance web designing to ghostwriting, these days anything and everything can be monetized and turned into a career. So how can you start streaming revenue from what you love doing?
If you love to write, why not help an online coach produce self-help modules? If you love to play sports, why not be the coach that motivates budding athletes to dream bigger? Or if you love photography, why don’t you take good photos for events and get referrals from that?
You’ll be surprised by all the ways you can monetize almost any skill online. Though you can’t be a super success overnight, simply starting today can point you towards that direction.
The Purposeful Life Formula
So you’ve taken the 3 steps to fulfillment, here’s a secret. The final step is all about breaking down your big goals into actionable steps you can do every day!
If your big goal is to start your own company meant to support thriving artists, what can you do today to get there? What skills should you be strengthening? While living a life with purpose may sound like such a big leap, it’s what you do every day with the passion that drives you there!
Head on over to our Career Conversations section on the Edukasyon.ph blog and get to know some of our friends who have successfully figured out their purpose! Also, if you haven’t figured out your passion yet, that’s alright. We have a guide for that, too!