If you feel like you are bored with your life or you didn’t do what you should be doing with it, and then it is time to make a change. Many people aren’t quite sure what their true passion is, they work very hard everyday and they want to work toward being successful. Finding your passion is not that difficult, but you do need to spend time and do some deep searching within yourself, your passion might be just right in front of you but you don’t even realize it.
No matter what are the reasons, when you are looking for your true passion, either because you seek happiness in your life, or there is a gap you need to fill, here are some of the questions you need to ask yourself.
By carefully answering these questions will help you understand more about yourself, it probably also help you find out what might be holding yourself back from being happy and pursuing your passions, you can get out a notepad in answering these questions or just make a mental note, but writing the answers down is usually better.
What really inspires and engages you?
This question may be a little difficult to answer but you may find the answer after you finish the rest of the questions. However, you need to be very clear about where you get your inspiration from. What are the types of things you find engaging and exciting?
If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
Many people don’t do things because they are afraid to fail or they have failed in the past. If there is something you would do for sure, and if you knew there isn’t a chance whatsoever of failing, what would that be?
If you were forced to start over again, what would you do?
Many people find themselves in situations where they have fallen into a situation where they are not doing as they wish they were, they go to work because they have to even they hate the job, example. If there a chance that allow you to started over again, would you take advantage of the new beginning or would you go back to where you are? What would you do?
If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do?
Lots of people have dreams that they wish to pursue, but they never attempt to move forward with their dreams because they cannot afford to get started. Think of what you would love to do if you had the money to do it, this can be anything.
What is your biggest dream?
If you have a big dream, what is it? There must be something you really want to do that you dream about. Think about this one thing and focus on it.
What is the biggest barrier stopping you from following your dream?
Name all of the things that have caused you to not follow your big dreams, these things could be people who do not support you, money, fears, and other things, such as, you might not see opportunity or success with your dreams, or you may fear that people would make fun of you if you try to work on them, you might not even be skilled and lack talent, these could be the barriers to cause you to slow down or not to move forward.
What passion are you afraid of owning or admitting?
As we know, there are many people have dreams and passions but they are afraid to talk about that out, due to the fear of that being made fun of by other people. You might think your passion is silly to other people, so find out what is this one thing?
As a child, what did you really want to be?
Did you have dreams of becoming someone as a child but it didn’t turn out as expected? Do you still wonder what it would have been like if you did follow your dreams as a child? If you had the opportunity, would you follow this dream today?
If you were going to die in the near future, what would you regret not doing?
Many people have regret the things they didn’t try or do when they realize that they are going to die real soon. It is often too late for people to go back and change the things they missed out. If they take the chance, they would have lived their lives completely different.
If a doctor told you that you won’t have much time left but only a few weeks, what your regret would be? What would you want to do before your time end up?
After you have answered above these questions, by now, you should have a good idea of some of the things that make you happy, your dreams, and you should have a clear idea of the things you always dreamed (passion) to do.
Just think about if you won the lottery today, what you would do with that money? What would you do with yourself? Knowing these things is very important.